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in Summer Camps with Stone Soup and Society of Young Inklings

Identity and Imagination

$200

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!

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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.

To apply for a scholarship, visit this link.

To donate in support of scholarships, visit this link.

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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 Terrain.org, 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.

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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. 

 

Please contact us at info@younginklings.org with any questions.

Playing with Poetic Forms

$200

with Emma Wood

Calendar Aug 1, 2022 at 9 am

Dates: Monday-Thursday 8/1/22-8/4/22
Time: 9 - 11 am (PT) // 12 - 2 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

Poetry is made of substance...but also a lot of style. In this course, we will think primarily about the "style"—or "form"—of poetry! We will read, discuss, and practice writing in a number of established poetic forms: the haiku and the limerick, the ode and the elegy, the sonnet, the villanelle, and the free verse poem.

Questions we will consider throughout the week: How does the way you choose to write a poem change what the poem is about? What possibilities do different forms open up to us? How can I have fun with forms—and even invent my own?

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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.

To apply for a scholarship, visit this link.

To donate in support of scholarships, visit this link.

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 Instructor Bio:

Emma Winsor Wood is the editor-in-chief for Stone Soup magazine. Originally from New York City, Emma holds a BA from Harvard in Russian History & Literature and an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she taught literature and poetry writing. She has also taught writing at San José State University and the University of California Santa Cruz. Her first book of poems, The Real World, was released in 2022. Her poetry has received fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, in addition to appearing in a number of literary journals.

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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. 

 

Please contact us at info@younginklings.org with any questions.

Will run

Poetry Club: Poetry & Spoken Word

$200

with Ari Tison

Calendar Aug 8, 2022 at 1 pm

Dates: Monday-Thursday 8/8/22-8/11/22
Time: 1 - 3 pm (PT) // 4 - 6 (ET)
Ages: 9-14

In this online summer camp, we’ll explore how we can find poetry in everything! From our favorite movies, to our favorite art, to even a few minutes with just our thoughts. We’ll learn some bold and fun techniques like repetition, rhythm, and sound. We’ll even learn how to write for an audience and talk about how we can look at poetry like a gift we can share with others. And we’ll work together on building our confidence in reading aloud and performing our poetry, and on the final day, we’ll celebrate with a real reading!

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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.

To apply for a scholarship, visit this link.

To donate in support of scholarships, visit this link.

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 Instructor Bio:

Ari Tison is a Bribri (Indigenous Costa Rican) American poet, essayist, educator, autoethnographer, and author of YA hybrid novel Saints of The Household (2023) + Untitled YA (TBD) with FSG/BFYR. Her poetry and essays have been published in Rock & Sling, Yellow Medicine, The Under Review, and most recently in POETRY's first issue for young people.

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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. 

 

Please contact us at info@younginklings.org with any questions.





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