Learning Opportunities

Grit, Empathy and Vision

When passionate youth mentor with talented pros, they not only grow as writers, but they develop core skills that affect every area of their lives. In Inklings programs, youth learn practical strategies for developing as artists, gain creative momentum, and tap into the power of their voices as they share their work with peers and a reading audience.

A Challenge for Every Writer

Whether you’re looking to dive into a big project, a self-serve online course, or long-term individualized attention, there’s an Inklings program for you.

Drafting Workshop

In the Drafting Workshop, you’ll join a community of creative writers, get inspired, and supercharge your writing momentum. Choose casual drop-in access to exclusive live author interviews and weekly writers’ workshop sessions, or add personalized mentor support to your experience and tackle a big goal. 

Courses and Camps

Join us for our Young Author Studio camps, offered in collaboration with Stone Soup magazine. Or, if you prefer, work at your own pace through one of our online game-filled learning experiences. Design a novel start-to-finish, learn the art of writing personal essays, or play your way to the page with one of our Story Sprints.


Work one-on-one with a mentor weekly or bi-weekly on the project of your choice. Writers might draft a book or work their way through a series of small, experimental projects to develop their skills. We customize the program specifically to fit your project, skill level, and goals. We also offer publishing programs, which are revision-focused mentorships that result in a published book. 

For Parents

By offering our programs online, it’s possible for authors and pros to work and connect with youth even when they don’t live in the same neighborhood. We now have writers and mentors not only in many states across the US but also in multiple countries.

You may be wondering about outcomes you can expect, or about how to best support your writer as they dive into the Inklings community. We’ve got you covered!

We’ve curated a page with information and resources specifically for parents of Society of Young Inklings writers.

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Spark your creativity!

Subscribe to our monthly Ink Splat for an exclusive author interview, a writing challenge, and other fun (and free!) goodies, curated especially for youth writers.

As a bonus gift, we’ll send you an Inklings Starter Kit packed with creativity-sparking fun.