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in Summer Camps with Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings

Identity and Imagination


with Maya Mahony

Calendar Jul 25, 2022 at 1 pm

Dates: Monday-Thursday 7/25/22-7/28/22
Time: 1 - 3 pm (PT) // 4 - 6 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

Whether you think of your identity as where you live, your culture, gender, religion, or how you see the world, you can learn to express that identity with your imagination! Each day we will focus on a different genre through which writers explore identity, including: realistic fiction, slam poetry, personal essay, and fantasy. Each day will consist of reading and discussion, a writing lesson, and time to work on a prompt. This course is open to students who want to create, share their work, and make friends in an encouraging setting, regardless of previous writing experience. We will end camp with an open mic to celebrate all you have created!


Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings are both nonprofit organizations, and part of our collaborative mission is to celebrate the full, vibrant diversity of youth writers' voices and stories.

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 Instructor Bio:

Maya Mahony joined the Stone Soup team in 2022 as the Book Club Facilitator. Maya is an MFA student in fiction at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop. Her stories have appeared in literary journals such as The Antigonish Review, Scrivener Creative Review, and, among others. Maya has tutored creative writing to elementary, middle, and high schoolers, and has designed and taught her own creative writing camp. Maya loves to write and read young adult and middle grade novels.


Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be given for cancellations requested one week or more in advance of the camp start date. For cancellation requests received less than one week before the camp start date, you will receive credit towards another camp or learning experience. 

Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20

Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a refund or other learning experience in exchange. 


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