Deep Center is on the hunt for Savannah writers to apply for fellowships for Deep's upcoming semester of programming (January through April).
Since it's founding in 2008, Deep Center has collaborated with the Savannah Chatham Public School System to host the Young Author Project, a series of after-school writing workshops held in 13 local middle schools where students, known as Deepkids, are encouraged to express themselves by putting pen to paper.
Using local writers as volunteer mentors, the program helps young people learn the basic principles of writing while embarking on a journey of self-discovery in the process. Working in teams of two, Writing Fellows lead middle school students through eleven weeks of after-school writing workshops. Each session generally lasts one hour and 15 minutes and takes place once-per-week, after-school, between the hours of 2:30 and 5pm The workshops teach basic principles like how to develop a theme but also teach young writers more advanced concepts as well.
Deep Writing Fellows are a fun, vibrant community of writers who give Savannah's young people the skill, bravery, and passion to write and share their stories. Outside of our workshops, they support each other as mentors, writers, and friends. Our community members come from diverse backgrounds—authors, poets, aspiring and professional writers, journalists, college professors, graduate students, select undergraduate students, teachers, retired teachers, business professionals, creative professionals, and other literature-lovers—but must possess these very important qualities:
- A personal identity as a creative writer (fiction writer, poet, journalist, literary essayist, etc.)
- A sincere appreciation for the craft of writing and reading
- An insatiable curiosity and a love of learning
- A desire to share that love of writing and learning with others
Learn more and apply now at deepkids.com/join