The Savannah Morning News today published a stunning review of yesterday’s West Side Block Party, and especially the live reading of Deep youths’ original work.

Some highlights:

The students in Block by Block are middle and high school students who have passed through Deep’s other programs and decided to continue to hone their writing skills. Megan Ave’Lallemant, Deep’s senior director of programs, said Block by Block is more than just technical writing training, it’s a unique chance to see Savannah through the eyes of the next generation.

“The idea was that Block by Block could use art and creative writing to build the community and answer the essential question of: How is my community shaping who I’m becoming?” Ave’Lallemant said. “It was made to become a space where those conversations could happen amongst young people, and then intergenerationally, too.”

Read the full story here.