Thursday, February 15, 2018

Deep Center names Savannah's Best Young Author

Posted By on Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 10:03 AM

Deep Center, Savannah's nonprofit providing free, fun, and rigorious writing workshops for public school students, has named its Deep Laureate for Fall 2017.

13-year-old poet Tyler Kipp has been recognized as one of Savannah's "deepest" young authors, whose creative writing is among the most skilled, original and fearless in the county.

Tyler was one of 145 students who completed Deep Center's Young Author Project in fall 2017. His personal narrative "Anxiety" won him the Deep Laureate honor.

“It means a lot to me that I have been named Deep Laureate,” said Tyler, a native of Portland, Maine who enjoys writing and illustrating comics. “I write to make people feel safe, and I want to be known for being a positive force for good.”

The works of Tyler, along with all participating students, have been published in four anthologies, which are on sale for $12 at deepkids.com. All book sale proceeds support Deep's nonprofit creative writing workshops. The anthologies can also be found in the Live Oak Public Library system.
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