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Society of Young Inklings

The Plot Thickens

with Sonja Solter


Dates: Monday-Thursday 7/10/23-7/13/23
Time: 1 - 3 pm (PT) // 4 - 6 pm (PT)
Ages: 9-14

A ticking time bomb. A secret in danger of being revealed. A mess of your character’s own making. How can we push the stakes in our stories to make them more compelling?

Whether your favorite genre is fantasy, realistic fiction, or adventure, whether you write short stories, are working on a longer piece, or prefer to craft graphic novels–this online summer camp will focus on intensifying your storyline through a variety of engaging techniques. Our activities will help you to generate new stories or deepen stories you are already working on. 


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:

Sonja K. Solter is a mentor with the Society of Young Inklings. She spent her childhood summers in her mother’s homeland of Finland and traveled the world extensively with her family. She read so voraciously as a child that she once brought over 70 books on a trip. (Her mother is still trying to figure out how that slipped by her).

Sonja graduated with an interdisciplinary degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and has an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She writes for all age levels and has had a reader published for the educational market. She has also been a Music Together director and teacher, where she especially enjoyed the collaborative improvisation aspect of the program.

Sonja lives with her husband and two children in Louisville, CO, and enjoys nature, travel, and yoga. Her debut middle-grade novel in verse, When You Know What I Know, is an ILA Honor Book and Colorado Book Award Finalist.


Cancellation Policy:

Camp transfers or full 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 may choose to transfer to another camp or receive a refund less registration fees of $15.99.

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. 


Please contact us at with any questions.

  • Jul 10 - 13th, 2023
    Mon - Thu from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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