Savannah State Hosts The BreakBeat Poets


Savannah State University’s (SSU) The Write Attitude will host the BreakBeat Poets on Thursday, November 10, in Student Union ballroom C. They will offer a poetry workshop at 2 p.m. and a reading at 4:30 p.m. These events are free and open to the public. Workshop participants are asked to register at

Samantha Thornhill is a Trinidadian poet, writer, performer and educator. Thornhill, a Henry Hoyns and Cave Canem fellow, earned her master’s degree in poetry from the University of Virginia in 2004. Her poems have been published in more than 20 journals and anthologies. Quraysh Ali Lansana is the author of the poetry collections They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems and Southside Rain. Currently, Lansana is on faculty in the creative writing program of the School of the Art Institute in Chicago and the Red Earth MFA creative writing program at Oklahoma City University.

More information is available at The Write Attitude, SSU’s Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), focuses both on learning outcomes and also on environmental factors to create a culture of writing that will have a positive impact on student, faculty and staff attitudes, as well as practices in writing.

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