SOCIETY OF YOUNG INKLINGS

Society of Young Inklings, a partner of PVTC, uses time-tested methodology, which blends theatrical techniques and games that address multiple learning styles to inspire and challenge writers based on their individual needs and skill level. Group instruction during each session deepens students' understanding of character development. During writing time, instructors circulate to individualize the learning process for each student. 

Young Inklings Winter 2018 Schedule

Winter classes cancelled- stay tunned for info about fall 2018 classes

Novelist’s Workshop: Setting & Plot Lab (Grades 2-4)

Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30pm

Instructor- Naomi Kinsman

Play your way to the page! Society of Young Inklings’ unique methodology uses active improvisational games to inspire young writers in the creation of original stories.  Each writer will work on his or her own unique project, applying techniques and strategies in practical ways. Come novelists, short-story writers and poets alike!  In this workshop, young writers will will create a main character and plan the outline for a novel or story, along with a draft of a few chapters. Young writers will explore the finer points of story development through creative activities, facilitated critique sessions, writing time and one on one conferring. Instruction will provide new techniques and strategies for story development, while one on one time will individualize the process for each writer. Thus, students may feel free to come to class with a project-in-progress, or begin from the very beginning. Each young writer receives a workbook and journal. Writers will have an opportunity to share their masterpieces with family and friends on the last day of class.

 

In part one of this workshop, writers will focus on using setting to vary tone, build conflict, create complication and introduce surprise. 

In part two of this workshop, students will identify different plots often used by authors and discover what makes them unique. 

First Day of Class: January 9th

Final Reading: May 22nd

Spilling Ink: Writing Fantasy Stories & Mystery Stories

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30pm

Instructor- Naomi Kinsman

Part One: Writing Fantasy

We’ve all been mesmerized by a fantastical world created by an author. Do you ever wonder why we feel so connected to an imaginary world, or how authors create these fantastical worlds that intrigue us so deeply? In this class students will learn how to write a story that takes place in a fantastical world. 

 

Part Two: Writing Mystery

Suspense keeps readers turning pages because they can’t wait to find out––what happens next? Whether they choose to write an original mystery, fantasy, adventure story or otherwise, students will explore the ways writers add suspense to their stories. 

 

Play your way to the page! Society of Young Inklings’ unique methodology uses active improvisational games to inspire young writers in the creation of original stories. Each creative writing class is designed to inspire and challenge young writers based on their unique needs and skill level. Group instruction during each session deepens students understanding of story development. During writing time, instructors circulate to individualize the learning process for each student. Each young writer receives a workbook and journal. Writers will have an opportunity to share their masterpieces with family and friends on the last day of class.

 

First Day of Class: January 9th

Final Reading: May 22nd

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