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Society of Young Inklings

Anthropology of the Everyday: The Art of Creative Nonfiction

with Laura Moran


Dates: Monday-Thursday 6/13/22-6/16/22
Time: 9 - 11 am (PT) // 12 - 2 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

In this Zoom summer camp, students will learn to write “autoethnography,” a creative, nonfiction method of personal writing sometimes used by anthropologists in their research. We will use the techniques of autoethnography to help young writers construct their own personal narratives of aspects of their everyday lives.

This class can be described as part memoir writing, part early introduction to social science research. Students will learn about how anthropologists approach their research settings, while exploring a writing technique that emphasizes personal narrative exploration and storytelling. We will use personal experience, memory, gathered observation, interviews, textual and media investigation and self-reflection to help students locate their own experiences within a broader cultural framework.


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:

Laura Moran is a member of the Stone Soup team. She coordinates the Refugee Project and is also a cultural anthropologist and holds a PhD from The University of Queensland, in Australia, and a master’s degree from Oxford University. Laura recently published her first book length ethnography (Belonging and Becoming in a Multicultural World: Refugee Youth and the Pursuit of Identity, Rutgers University Press 2020)


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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  • Jun 13 - 16th, 2022
    Mon - Thu from 9:00 - 11:00 am

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