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Society of Young Inklings

Playing with Poetic Forms

with Emma Wood


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?


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:

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.


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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  • Aug 1 - 4th, 2022
    Mon - Thu from 9:00 - 11:00 am

    Will run

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