Contact:  Derek Koehl, Executive Director
Phone:  678-609-8180

Young Author Proclaims “I Am My Scholarship!”

ATLANTA, GA, May 9, 2015 — At this year’s Writers’ Block Party at the Ron Clark Academy, young author Jacobi Copeland was presented with a $500 “I Am My Scholarship!” check. Jacobi has published two collections of poetry, The Divine Line and Inked, the sales of which have earned him scholarship royalties.

VerbalEyze is proud to have been part of this young author’s success. Mr. Copeland has been a VerbalEyze-featured author at the Decatur Book Festival for two consecutive years and participated in an Young Writers panel discussion before a standing-room-only crowd at the Art Institute of Atlanta in Decatur where he shared his experience as a writer and published author.

(from left) Derek Koehl, Jacobi Copeland, Tavares Stephens

You can visit to read more about Mr. Copeland and other VerbalEyze authors. You can also find his books on Amazon or at your local bookseller.

Founded out of a vision to encourage young people and contribute to a renaissance in creative writing instruction, VerbalEyze fosters, promotes and supports the development and professional growth of emerging young writers, ages thirteen to twenty-two. VerbalEyze achieves this mission through four key divisions: Education, Performance Spaces, VerbalEyze Press, and the Writers Cooperative.

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