Trelani Michelle — Author, Oral Historian, Teaching Artist and Founder, Krak Teet 

Trelani Michelle is an award-winning writer, oral historian and teaching artist. Voted Savannah’s Best Local Writer by Connect Savannah readers in 2021, Trelani published an oral history about Black Savannah between 1920 and 1970 called Krak Teet and co-authored the New York Times bestselling book, Gullah Geechee Home Cooking. A storyteller and story-gatherer with a bachelor’s degree from Savannah State University and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design, Trelani interned with the Library of Congress’s American Folklife Center to further her work of “Zora Neale Hurstoning.”