My Kid is Better at Writing Than Me: How Can I Foster Their Emerging Talent? 

You've noticed your child has a knack for writing. Unfortunately, you’d prefer learning to skydive over writing a novel … so how are you supposed to help?  

Parents will come away with an understanding of what strong writing looks like, and resources to provide their child with guidance, support, and an outlet for their emerging talent. 


  • How do I know if my child’s writing is any good? 
  • What kind of feedback should I offer?
  • How do I know if a mentorship is right for my child now or in the future?

About Your Presenter

Naomi Kinsman is the founder and Executive Director of Society of Young Inklings. 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 has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Seattle Pacific University and an M. F. A. in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Hamline University. She has also studied theatre with the Piven Theatre Workshop.

Naomi Kinsman

Naomi Kinsman Founder and Executive Director, Society of Young Inklings