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Society of Young Inklings

Advanced Novel Writing

with Conner Bassett


Dates: Monday-Thursday 7/17/23-7/20/23
Time: 9 - 11 am (PT) // 12 - 2 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

This course is going to teach you how to write a novel. We will focus on the basic techniques and tools of good storytelling: voice, description, setting, character, plot, conflict, and dialogue. Soon, you will be able to write a narrative that keeps the reader hooked and excited from start to finish. The course will consist of brainstorming activities, in-class writing exercises, readings, and workshops. By the end of our time together, you will be ready to outline, draft, and polish your novel.


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:

Conner Bassett has an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of California-Santa Cruz. His writing has appeared in the Chicago Review, Iowa Review, Denver Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Albright College in Pennsylvania.


Cancellation Policy:

Camp transfers or full refunds will be given for cancellations requested one week or more before the camp start date. For cancellation requests received less than one week before the camp start date, you may choose to transfer to another camp or receive a refund minus registration fees of $15.99.

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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  • Jul 17 - 20th, 2023
    Mon - Thu from 9:00 - 11:00 am

    Will run

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