Lunch and Learn Series

Sometimes it's better to hear it straight from the source.

That's exactly why the Lunch and Learn Series is here. We give students an opportunity to connect with community leaders and local employers so they can see how important writing is in the workplace. Come out and take notes, ask questions, exchange business cards, and NETWORK!


Free lunches are provided to all students attending.


Spring 2017:

Finding Your Book: Fact vs. Fiction: Tina A. Brown, SSU Staff, Author & Journalist.

The Professional Life of a Freelance Writer: Tye Whitely. Freelance Writer and Author.

Writing is Storytelling: J'miah Nabawi: Award-Winning Storyteller.

The Journey to a Succesful Blog: Darren Cobb, Writer and Blogger. Creator of blog Urban's Vintage.

Fall 2016:

Writing in Education: Own your writng! Jason D. Etheridge aka Mr. E! The Motivator! Speaker, Educator and Activist.

Writing for Service: Using the Pen for Others: Desmond Delk. Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Behavioral Science at Langston University.

Spring 2016:

Writing in Photojournalism: Jason Miccolo Johnson, Photographer, Author, and Visiting Instructor in Journalism and Mass Communications at SSU.

Writing Deep: The Role of Writing in a Successful Nonprofit Organization. Deep Center Staff Members Dare Dukes, Megan Ave'Lallement, and Keith Miller.

The Write Attitude in Business: Jordan Ogden, SSU Career Development Specialist, SSU Alumna, and Entrepreneur (Impressum School of Social Graces)

Writing for Likes: The Ins and Outs of Social Communication: Krystal Hart, SSU Alumna, Public Relations & Entrepreneur (Sparrow Communications)

Fall 2015:

Writing the 21st Century Fashion Industry: JJ Maxwell, Founder of J2 Media

Do the Write Thing: Screenwriting: Nakia Stephens, SSU Alumna & Award-Nominated Screenwriter/Filmmaker (Damn Write Originals)

Writing for Nonprofit Organizations: Lady Mahogany, SSU Alumna, Radio Personality for 94.1 The Beat, and Founder of Blessings in a Book Bag

Spring 2015:

How Writing Changed and Saved My Life: Martin Fitzgerald Staunton, WSAV General Assignment Reporter

The Pen as a Sword: The Martial Art of Editing: Annabelle Carr, Editor of Savannah Magazine

Writing The Vision The Essential Writing Elements of the Film-Making Process: Miller Bargeron, Jr., SSU Alumnus, Filmmaker and Author

Writing in a Global Society: Darrell Gartrell, International Entrepreneur and Author

Fall 2014:

New Media Writing Strategies for Promoting Design, Fashion and Lifestyle Brands: JJ Maxwell, Founder of J2 Media

Telling your Story; Ms. Amy Paige Condon, Associate Editor of Savannah Magazine

Writing in Effective Account Management: A View of Inside/Outside Sales; Ms. Patricia Lightfoot Senior Retail Inside Account Manager Team Lead at Brasseler USA

Spring 2014:

Writing Right in a Technology-Focused World; Ms. Karen Bogans, Communications Manager at International Paper

"Good Writing is Good Writing": Ms. Wanda Lloyd, Faculty member and Chairperson of the Department of Mass Communications at Savannah State University.

The Write Skills: Five Writing Styles Every Professional Should Know; Ms. Krystal Hart

The Written Word is to be Heard; Lady Mahogany

Fall 2013:

Your Career in Technical Writing: Danah Qutob

Writing to Lead; Savannah Fire Chief, Charles Middleton

How Easy is it to Self-Publish, After All? The Facts and Fiction!; Ms. Trelani Duncan

Spring 2013:

The Role of Writing and Resumes in the Modern Business World; Miss JoAnna Brunton

The Art of Writing and Self-Publishing; Ms. Lisa Dumas Harris and Ms. Trelani Duncan

Writing in Customs, Border Protection, and Homeland Security; Mr. Norbert Chandler

Fall 2012:

The Role of Writing in the Modern Business World; Ms. Catherine Killingsworth

Writing Samples for Job Interviews; Miss JoAnna Brunton

Authoring Children's Books; Mr. Desmond Delk

Spring 2012:

Re-Composition: Writing and the World of Work; Mr. Ed Maietta