Deep Speaks Showcases Savannah’s Young Authors

Photo: Melanie Goldey

Thirty-nine of Savannah’s public middle school students will take to the stage of the Historic Savannah Theatre, May 16, 6:30 pm, for the Deep Speaks book launch and literary reading series.

The authors, among 114 young people who completed Deep Center’s spring semester Young Author Project, were selected by their peers and Deep’s volunteer writing fellows to read their original poems and short prose.

Works by all participating students will be published in four anthologies, which will be on sale for $12 each at the Deep Speaks event and circulated within the Live Oak Public Library system.

All book sale proceeds support Deep’s creative writing workshops.

Deep Center is a local nonprofit that provides free, fun, and rigorous writing workshops for public school students in Savannah.

Deep Speaks readers are as follows, listed by school:
Charles Ellis
Madelyn Amyx
Surrena Copeland
Sequia Livingston

DeRenne
Skyla Clark
Sonya Mitchell
Shylaci Sistrunk

East Broad
Ariana Boggan
Kylah Jennings
Pernisha Roston

Garrison
Mary Hamilton
Hennessys Ortiz
Eyanni Twyman

Godley Station
Dayson Barnett
Michaela Ford
Madeline Spawn

Hesse
Olivia Hicks
Kenza Karj
Lauren Page

Hubert
Kionna Rountree
Willandra Stevens
Ty’Keria Williams

Isle of Hope
Melant Edenfield
Caitlin Marie Kirby
Tuon Vi Nguyen

Mercer
Serena Castro
Jamiah Robinson
Serenity Washington

Myers
Elexis Jackson
Sky Jackson
Hailey Mannon

Oglethorpe
India Maben
Zachary Mintz
Da’Jon Morgon

Southwest
Savannah Atkins
Erica Brown
Na’Shante Cooper

West Chatham
Venisha Brown
Brianna Shellman
Vincent Tran

Click here for more information on Deep Center and how you can get involved.

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