We take An in-depth approach to literacy.

Deep Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides free, fun, and rigorous writing workshops for public school students in Savannah, Georgia. We connect kids with a thriving community of writing mentors—local authors, poets, and journalists—to help them share their stories.

Deep Center takes an in-depth approach to literacy by challenging young people to engage with language and their stories through writing, reading, and performance. We help them write and express themselves with skill, confidence, and courage, and we showcase their best work through publication and in live venues.

Deep also strives to raise the voices of diverse young people in our community to ensure their perspectives, stories, and aesthetics are part of our rich cultural fabric, and to afford them the opportunity to engage in critical debates and the development of new cultural forms and movements.




Who we are, what we do, why we do it, and the results of our work.


Want to get involved? Write with us, support our work, or invest in our young authors.


Read selections from our published anthologies and learn about Deep Speaks!, our semi-annual book launch and reading.


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Photography provided by Leif Carlson and Casey Hauser