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Bottled Thunder: Fostering Fearless Youth Voices and the Revolution through Performance and Creative Writing

As educators, we feel the pressure to have all the answers, especially during such uncertain times. But the key is not grappling with that pressure ourselves, but empowering our students to do so, fearlessly. During this interactive session, educators will:

  • Experience best practices for creating safe spaces—in and outside of school—where ALL youth can become confident writers and performers

  • Learn creative tools and strategies for empowering youth to release the bottled thunder from within—and with it, their own revolution

  • Write their very own spoken word pieces and realize that even educators can also pen their own revolution


A Savannah native and award-winning program director, Keith F. Miller, Jr., a teacher consultant, runs the Deep Center's advanced creative writing and youth leadership program, Block by Block. Fostering fearlessness and empathy through creative writing, performance, and community research, Block by Block lets youth and local teaching artists hone their creative skills while uplifting the voices of community members often silenced or ignored with the hope of changing Savannah and beyond, one story, community, and person at a time.

And when he's not toiling away in his office, Keith serves as the managing editor and creative director of The Pillow Talk Project, a website dedicated to helping men—and those who love them—rediscover the power of everyday intimate conversations through celebrating their stories about their own journeys into manhood. He also collaborates with photographers and fellow artists across the country, crafting marketing campaigns and spearheading projects that celebrate diversity and bring the power of creative storytelling, healing, and empowerment to the masses.

This workshop is part of the Red Clay Writing Project Saturday Morning Series, an opportunity for teachers to receive in-depth training on important literacy education issues from teacher consultants who are experienced presenters and experts in their fields.


Cost: $45

Registration and cancellation deadline: Oct. 13

Cancellation and refund policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.

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