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 2024 Theme:  On Cloud Nine
  What Makes Us Happy

2024 Camp Details

LEXINGTON Inkspire writing camp June 17-21

Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY

WINCHESTER Inkspire writing camp July 29-Aug. 2

Central Baptist Church, Winchester, KY

  • Art project:  Van Gogh’s “Wheat Field with Cypresses”

  • Guest Speakers: The Sky’s the Limit

  • Silver Lining Writing Journal ​

  • Our new Little Apple Theatre Camp -- script writing and acting   Alice in Wonderland  July 8-12 Location TBD

Photos = 1,000 words


 Gratitude Initiative

  • Is your organization hosting a special speaker or performer?  

  • Do you want to elevate the event with your audience giving a small act of kindness? 

  • Give audience members a chance to write short notes of gratitude and receive a sticker—sure to be a conversation starter about your event! 

  • Why We Write offers the “I Gave Gratitude” program free of charge to a non profit and for a small fee to a for profit group. 

  • We simply want to spread the feeling that Central Kentucky is the nicest place in the world!

INK Spots

We create unique and memorable writing experiences for all ages and for all types of groups. Make your next meeting or adventure an inkspiration. Choose from a set program or we can custom design your theme.


Writing sessions related to travel adventures, ancestors, major life events, minor life events. We also provide seminars for poetry, college admission essays, and business writing.

You can also book our Executive  Director for a speech or presentation at the link "Book A Talk." 


          Students Listen

Our writing camp director Mizz JJ loves to visit schools and read her stories. Left, a group of the some 110 students at Strode Station Elementary School in Winchester, enjoyed her story Ocean Eyes about a blue sea turtle.


Writers are


Great guest speakers
from our 2023 camp
Moby INK

Seashells — Love Letters from the Sea​

Lexington artist Laura Goins loves the beach. She creates handmade seashell and beach-themed jewelry from shells she finds while beachcombing. “The ocean heals me and makes me happy," she writes, "and my hope is that my jewelry brings the same joy to each person that the ocean brings to me." 

Lexington Fire Dive Team

Engine 9 crew brought their equipment to the Lexington camp and told daring tales of their scuba work, including the rescue of more than 100 Kentuckians during the recent Eastern Kentucky floods.

"Shell" We Gather at the River?

Dr. Monte A. McGregor, Ph.D., is an aquatic scientist and malacologist with Kentucky Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. He works in Frankfort with the Resources Center for Mollusk Conservation. His stories of saving endangered species in Kentucky is incredible. 

Molly Sutherland

Her love of navigating the water began in high school with a family trip in Maine and a chance outing on a 65 Morgan.  She sailed on and off for many years. In 2012, she joined the Cave Run Sailing Association and has sailed with members to Italy, Greece, Tahiti, Key West, and several other places around the US and world. 

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Creative Freedoms

Every afternoon during writing camp,  small groups of students attend art class and learn about a great masterpiece connected with our camp theme. Students love painting on that real 16 by 20 canvas.


The other campers are also in small groups--writing groups. Each camper receives a Pulitzer Prize card in their notebook with a variety of writing and creative activities. Students are given guidance for any path they pick. Above out 2023 card is the  gold medal that is part of a writer winning the real Pulitzer Prize.

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