Past Meetup

SUN 2/10 Young Writers Workshop: Dragons & Other Scaly Creatures

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Dear Parents,

Celebrate the Chinese New Year of the Snake with us!

Our Young Writers Workshop is all about creating memorable, intriguing characters, whether they are magical talking snakes who cast spells, emerald dragons on a special quest, or human detectives in search of a hidden treasure.

Come to our workshop and discover how to use mystery and fantasy to keep your readers coming back for more, again and again!

This session will include:
* an interactive warm-up game
* group discussion of powerful ways to create intriguing characters
* at least 45 minutes of creative writing
* an opportunity to read your stories out loud and receive feedback

Please bring:
* a spiral bound paper notebook, pencils/pens and erasers or
* a fully-charged laptop computer with power cord
* a picture, toy or small object that inspires character ideas
* your imagination and enthusiasm
* a bottle of water
* nut-free snacks to share

This is a complimentary workshop for families and young writers in the Bay Area. We have only 12 seats available, so tell your friends and sign up today! We had a full house at our last workshop.

Young Writers Workshop: Dragons & Other Scaly Creatures
Sunday, February 10, 2013
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Generously Hosted by Parent Bryony Autumn in her home:
3731 El Centro Street, Palo Alto CA (Barron Park area)

Questions? Please email us directly!

Looking forward,
Shu-Hsien & Royd
Writing Coaches/Organizers

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens, ages 7-18, how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity and ease. Since 1996, students have worked with Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta to learn to write essays, research reports, their own poems, short stories and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel at the age of 20. In 2011 and 2012, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta published four anthologies for their students: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers (available on, Bones of Mystery, and Encroaching Ink. Over the years, students have gotten accepted into top colleges and universities, such as Mount Holyoke College, UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Shu-Hsien Ho is a graduate of Pomona College and Lesley University. Royd Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach with specialties in history, art, and theater. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta currently teach courses for the Chinese American International School in San Francisco and for local homeschooling groups. They run two thriving writing clubs: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers.