Fire-breathing dragons, mythical birds, and fierce snow tigers – we’ve all read amazing legends about animals, both real and imagined, that sparked our imagination. In honor of the New Year of the Dog, we’re offering a story workshop that’s all about fantastic beasts and their special worlds. This workshop is the perfect place for your young writers to start or continue their stories!
The Rising Phoenix and Other Mythical Beasts
Young Story Writers Workshop, Ages 7-11
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Taught by Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho & Royd Hatta
Generously hosted by parent Bryony Autumn in her home:
3731 El Centro Street, Palo Alto CA (Near El Camino Real & Barron Ave)
* a highly interactive storytelling game
* fun techniques for creating adventure stories about fantastic creatures
* at least 40 minutes for creative writing
* two enthusiastic writing coaches
* your imagination and story ideas
* any current works-in-progress
* a paper notebook, pencils, erasers OR
a fully-charged laptop computer and power cord
* a bottle of water
* nut-free snacks to share
* a donation of your choice
Reviews for our writing programs:
Thank you for being such an inspiration for my daughter! Isabella looks forward to Fridays because creative writing is her favorite class. She plans to continue with your classes.
~ Parent of Isabella, Grade 3, Heroes & Villains Story Writing Workshop
We are eternally grateful to you both for helping our boys so very much. Julian was not at all stressed with his creative writing final. This is because of all his work with you both – he told me! Miles’ library persuasive essay was handed in and VERY well received! We’re very blessed, thank you!
~ Bryony Autumn, Palo Alto
Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity, and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research reports, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have earned acceptance into top colleges and universities, such as UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta currently teach small group workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 650 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published six anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, and Piercing the Unknown. The latter two books are available on Amazon.com. They are currently compiling and editing submissions for Volume 4 of the Story Anthologies.