Horizon Writing was founded to help students everywhere express themselves through art, especially writing. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges, but that’s made it even more imperative for students to be able to tell their stories. We’re here to provide lessons, advice, and inspiration.

We can’t wait to see what you’ll write.

meet the team

Allison Wong, founder of Horizon Writing, is a sophomore at the Orange County School of the Arts, where she pursues her passion for creative writing. Her work has been recognized by the National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, Teen Ink, 1455 Lit Art, and the Rattle’s Young Poets Anthology.

Her passion extends beyond the paper into helping others. She works with the underserved community by teaching bullet journal workshops so students can learn how to express themselves, be organized, creative, and relaxed.

When not writing, Allison enjoys drinking taro slushies with boba, painting, and days when she does not sneeze when exposed to sunlight. Through Horizon Writing, she hopes to spread this love of writing with everyone.

Abby Garcia is a fifteen-year-old Chicana published writer at OCSA. Abby enjoys writing about modern world issues in simplistic, naturist ways as well as her Chicanx culture. Writing is her favorite medium for activism. She is most passionate about her poetry however aspires to share knowledge about all forms of writing with as many people as possible.

Katie Kim is an upcoming sophomore at Orange County School of the Arts in the Creative Writing conservatory. Though her interests frequently come and go, writing has always been a constant in her life. She enjoys experimenting with different genres and has written for literary magazines like Beyond Words. Aside from creative writing, she also has a passion for art and design, which she shares through workshops, summer programs, and mission trips.

Kate Won is a tenth grader at Northwood High School. She enjoys reading in her spare time and has expanded her taste in book genres over the years. She loves helping children and making sure they have a great time. Kate has had many experiences with kids thanks to her VBS (vacation bible school) hours during the summer. Kate also has a small passion for designing and being creative, especially with bullet journaling. She loves the idea of being able to customize objects and showing her personality through creative projects. Having fun by being creative is one of her favorite ways to pass time. Kate hopes that through this program, kids can learn the importance of reading, writing, and expressing themselves creatively while also having fun.

Elena Im is an incoming sophomore at Crean Lutheran High School for the 2020-2021 school year. Reading and writing are two of her most favorite hobbies, and she is always passionate about learning more. She has had many past experiences with younger children through volunteering in church and taking advantage of the many leadership extracurriculars available in her school. She loves working with children and helping them grow in their skills, and always tries to encourage them to let their personalities shine through their work. She believes that anyone can be a great author, and hopes to expand children’s skills of harnessing and expanding their imagination through this program.

Sally Jang is a student at the Creative Writing conservatory at the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA). She loves to read and write almost all genres of fiction and nonfiction. She has written in creative writing forms for many years now and for organizations like the LA Times HSI.