Welcome to Deep Speaks, our newly-virtual celebration of the Spring 2020 semester of the Young Author Project. Below, you’ll be able to watch videos of representative writers from each of our workshops reading their pieces out loud. Hungry for more? Click here to read all five Spring 2020 Young Author Project anthologies, which have been digitized for free for the first time ever as our gift to Savannah. Furthermore, instead of crowning a single writer as our Spring 2020 Deep Laureate, we’re bestowing the title on each and every Young Author Project participant. We honor our Spring 2020 writers, whose tenacity and dedication to their craft even in the midst of a global pandemic inspired us all. Click here to read a speech by Fall 2019 Deep Laureate Angel Price-Montgomery reflecting on what her Young Author Project experience has meant to her. Thank you for your magic, Savannah. See you next semester.


Parris Harmon-Oglethorpe Charter School

Shayna Riddle-Derenne Middle School

Sofia McGuire- Hesse School

Walker McCarn-Charles Ellis Montessori Academy

Nicholas Edward-Myers Middle School

Nevaeh Page-West Chatham Middle School

Hannah Flores-Godley Station School

Jennifer Williams-Johnson High School

Kaija Heyward-Isle of Hope School

Kayla Flowers-Johnson High School

Kylen Heard-Coastal Middle School

Marissa Stowbridge-Groves High School

Gage Morris-Esther F. Garrison School of Visual and Performing Arts

Corbin Devlieger- Southwest Middle School

April Montoya-Sierra-Mercer Middle School

Amanda Gills-STEM Academy

Akeyce Johnson-Hubert Middle School