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Society of Young Inklings

Literature in Miniature: A Study of Micro Fiction & Prose Poetry

with Caleb Berg


Dates: Monday-Thursday 6/27/22-6/30/22
Time: 9 - 11 am (PT) // 12 - 2 (ET)
Ages: 9-14

Sometimes, the biggest of ideas are best expressed in the tiniest of forms. Experiment with micro lit in search of the perfect form for your slice of life offbeat observations and one-off descriptions!

In this online summer camp, you will learn to condense your horizons into a method of writing pioneered by authors like Lydia Davis and Daniil Kharms, as well as prose poets like Gertrude Stein and Robert Bly. You will write multiple self-contained pieces per day and will finish the class with enough writing to fill up a chapbook! 


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:

Caleb has been a member of the Stone Soup team since August, 2020, and is the current blog editor. In June 2021, he graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in literature—creative writing intensive—with highest honors in the major. Caleb will begin his MFA in fiction at the University of Houston in the fall. He has written one novel and is working on a second, and his fiction and poetry have been published in Chinquapin Literary Magazine, Emerge Literary Journal, and Versification Zine. He currently lives in Santa Cruz.


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 27 - 30th, 2022
    Mon - Thu from 9:00 - 11:00 am

    Will run

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