Past Meetup

Enter the Special World of Stories: Sun 1/27 Young Writers Workshop

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Enter the Special World of Stories: Young Writers Workshop

with Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta

Sunday, January 27, 2013

3:30 - 5:00pm

Dear Parents,

We're kicking off the new year with our first writing workshop!

We'll provide:

* fun brainstorming/storytelling games

* Writing techniques for creating special, vivid worlds in stories

* at least 40 minutes to write stories

* Two writing coaches

Please bring

* a paper notebook, pencils, erasers OR

* a fully-charged laptop computer with power cord

* a bottle of water

* light nut-free snacks to share

* your enthusiasm and creative ideas

* any story you are working on

Please tell parents about this event and RSVP "Yes!"

for our first workshop of 2013:

Generously Hosted by Parent Bryony Autumn in her home:

3731 El Centro Street, Palo Alto CA (Barron Park area)

Looking forward,

Shu-Hsien & Royd


Parents of Bay Area Young Writers

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.


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