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Beyond the Box Learning Events

We'll let you know more about our next fun Meetups, writing courses, contests, and "secret story tips!" 

About Us

This is Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien and Royd from the San Francisco Bay Area and we're honored to have you join us! We've been sharing our love of stories and writing since 2002.

Along with Writing Coach Amy Grover in Portland, OR, we believe stories are the key to encouraging our students to write, think, and act.  

Our Workshops and Classes

We teach the following subjects for elementary, middle grade, high school, and college students. 

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien & Royd teach the following:

  • Story Writing (Short Stories, Historical Fiction, etc.)
  • Literary Analysis & Rhetorical Essays
  • Nonfiction & Journalism
  • Persuasive & Personal Essays
  • Independent Research Projects
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Special Request Small Group Projects - Graphic Novels, Blogs & Websites 

Writing Coach Amy Grover in Portland, OR 

focuses on her brilliant and fun brand of story writing for young writers. Here's a fun example from one of her online group classes.

Amy Grover Volcano Myth SM


Next, if you’d like to meet us in person AND provide a chance for your young writer to have fun with their writing, please subscribe to one of our Meetups below.

Bay Area Young Writers Meetup

Bay Area Teen Writers Meetup

If you have any questions about our upcoming homeschooling classes, private group classes, or 1-on-1 coaching, please feel free to contact me at our Contact Page.

We look forward to meeting you and your family at our next event!

To your writing life!

Royd Hatta
Writing Coach