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Society of Young Inklings

Reality Hunger: An Introduction to Memoir

with Emma Wood


Dates: Monday-Thursday 6/24/24-6/27/24
Time: 9 - 11 am (PT) // 12 - 2 pm (ET)
Ages: 9-14

In this course, we will read and write memoir and personal essays—in short form. Together, we will read vignettes, flash essays, and excerpts of longer work and consider how they work, ask questions about the ethical aspects of writing nonfiction (What if my mom reads it? What if I hurt someone's feelings? What if my memory is "wrong"?), and—most importantly—experiment in the form with daily in-class writing prompts, sharing our work in a supportive, fun community.

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 Executive Director of Stone Soup. She is also the author of the poetry collection The Real World (BlazeVOX books, 2022) and the translator of A Failed Performance (Plays Inverse, 2018). Her poems and essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The American Poetry Review, ZYZZYVA, Fence, jubilat, DIAGRAM, The Colorado Review, and BOAAT, among others. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and a PhD in Literature from the University of California Santa Cruz.

She currently lives with her husband, their two young children, and two aging dogs in Ohio. You can read more about her on her personal website.


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 up to $20.

Minimum enrollment: 6
Maximum enrollment: 20

Should minimum enrollment not be met, we will contact you to offer a full refund or other learning experience in exchange. 

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  • Jun 24 - 27th, 2024
    Mon - Thu from 9:00 - 11:00 am

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