SAVANNAH, Ga. (February 15, 2018) — Deep Center has named 13-year-old Tyler Kipp, an 8th grader from East Broad Street School, as Deep Laureate for fall 2017. The honor recognizes Tyler as one of Savannah’s “deepest” young authors, whose creative writing is among the most skilled, original, and fearless in the county. Tyler’s honest personal narrative, “Anxiety,” won him the honor. Photos of Tyler and examples of his writing can be found here: http://www.deepkids.com/deep-press.
Tyler was one of the 145 students who completed Deep Center’s Young Author Project in the fall of 2017, and he was voted to receive the honor by a combination of his program peers, the general public through a social-media campaign, and Deep’s staff. Works by all participating students have been published in four anthologies, which are on sale for $12 at deepkids.com and in circulation within the Live Oak Public Library system. Artist Jingjing Liu has illustrated the covers. All book-sale proceeds support Deep’s nonprofit creative-writing workshops.