Line Breaks, founded in 2002 by poet and visual artist Thandiwe Shiphrah, is one of Nashville's oldest community-based poetry series, dedicated to fostering community by building bridges of understanding between people of diverse cultures and featuring many local, regional and national poets of color. Line Breaks supports both emerging and renowned poets and has provided Nashville audiences with exception opportunities to engage with their work. To learn more about our Line Breaks Literary Reading Series, check out this video, A Portrait of Line Breaks, created by Thandiwe Shiphrah and Daniel Arite.
2021-2022 Line Breaks Literary Reading Series Merges with our Black Arts in America Project featuring poets representing the African and Afro Latin Diaspora with a project kick-off on August 14, 2021, featuring Luana, author of What Makes That Black: The African American Aesthetic in American Expressive Culture.
All programs, including Line Breaks, of the Global Education Center are made possible with support from the Metro-Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.