On Thursday, June 7th at 6:30pm at the Jepson Center auditorium, students from 19 Savannah public schools will perform their recently published poems and stories at Deep Speaks!, a free, open-to-the-public event.
Deep, a local nonprofit organization that provides free after-school writing workshops in public schools, plans to release 10 new books written by Savannah youth at the Deep Speaks! event.
Each semester, Deep teaches weekly writing workshops at every middle school in the district, several K-8 and elementary schools, the Scott Alternative Learning Center, and the Boys and Girls Club (Frank Callen Unit). At the end of these 12-week workshops, each student’s best work is published in an anthology.
Deep Speaks! is the opportunity for Savannah’s youngest published authors to share their work with the public in a free, open forum. The event is a celebration of their hard work and success, and the books are available for purchase.
Deep Speaks! is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 6:00 pm; readings at 6:30pm.
Savannah-Chatham Schools include:
Jacob G. Smith Elementary, Heard Elementary, West Chatham Elementary, Charles Ellis Montessori Academy, Isle of Hope School, Myers Middle, Mercer Middle, Bartlett Middle, Derenne Middle, Hubert Middle, Southwest Middle, West Chatham Middle, Coastal Middle, Islands High, and the Scott Alternative Learning Center.