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Society of Young Inklings

Writer's Lab

with Naomi Kinsman


Dates: Monday-Thursday 7/11/22-7/14/22
Time: 1 - 3 pm (PT) // 4 - 6 (ET)
Ages: 9-14

How might you add conflict, surprise, heart, or humor to your scenes? Bring an ongoing project to our writer’s workshop or come with an open mind, ready to experiment with writing craft skills that transform your scenes from strong to spectacular. Your peer writers will collaborate and support you as you work on a short story, a play, a novel, a graphic novel, a collection of narrative poems, or other project of your choice.

This Zoom workshop is facilitated by author Naomi Kinsman and is designed to support repeat summer camp students who want to take their current project further, as well as new campers who either want to start a new project or move forward with an ongoing one.

Meeting virtually with Young Inklings community members and Stone Soup subscribers means that you’ll connect with young artists and writers from around the world who are passionate and committed to their creative projects, just like you. Over the four days of camp, you’ll learn new tools and strategies to strengthen your writing craft skills, and be inspired by ideas and writing by creative peers.


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:

Naomi Kinsman is the founder and executive director of Society of Young Inklings, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting youth creative writers. She is also the author of the From Sadie’s Sketchbook Series and Spilled Ink, the award-winning Inklings Writers’ Notebook, Naomi is passionate about sharing her love of writing and creativity with young writers. Naomi’s background in improvisational and story theatre as well as her arts education work in Chicago, Portland, and the Bay Area has convinced her that creative play is a doorway through which learners can find inspiration and transformative learning experiences.

Naomi loves to play in many ways, but some of her favorites are tap-dancing, sketching, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing with her puppy, Lexi. Naomi has a BA in Theatre Arts from Seattle Pacific University and has studied theatre with the Piven Theatre Workshop and ACT. She also has a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University.


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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  • Jul 11 - 14th, 2022
    Mon - Thu from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

    Will run

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