MFA, author of the forthcoming short story collection Fiona and Jane and doctoral candidate in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California. Ms. Ho’s work has appeared in Guernica, The Rumpus, Apogee, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and NPR. Her writing has earned fellowships from Kundiman, the MacDowell Colony, and Vermont Studio Center.
I encourage students to discover themselves through writing: to go towards those places, memories, characters, voices that manage to take hold of us, and to attempt to understand why we can’t forget them, try as we may. My classroom is a democratic community space where together, we create the space for students to take risks with their work, to try on different approaches toward generating words on the page, and to learn to discern their own strengths and weaknesses through honest, rigorous dialogue about the craft of writing.