FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 29, 2015

Contact: Que Dang
805-756-6256; qpdang@calpoly.edu 

Cal Poly's 2015-16 'Another Type of Groove' Poetry Series to Open Oct. 7

SAN LUIS OBISPO — The Cal Poly MultiCultural Center’s “Another Type of Groove: Spoken Word Poetry” series will open the 2015-16 academic year with spoken word artist Saint at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Chumash Auditorium in the University Union.

Saint's writing journey began in high school, penning love poems to girls he was too afraid to talk to. Since then he has performed internationally and has released two CDs, a chapbook (a small, paper-covered booklet), and a documentary titled "Rise to the Ill-List: Poetic Journey of The Saint."

His style infuses humor, passion and ideals that inspire as well as entertain. He has opened for hip-hop artists Talib Kweli and Lupe Fiasco and has shared the stage with rhythm and blues legends Bell Biv DeVoe and Faith Evans. He was the 2009 Ill-List (an annual live poetry show in Modesto, Calif.) Champion and 2010 King of the Mic Champion. He has been on the 2010 San Francisco Slam Team; the 2011 Oakland Slam Team; and was the coach, slam-master and Grand Slam Champion for the 2012 Pierced Ear Poetry Slam team. He was selected to be on the NAACP Image Award-nominated show "Verses and Flow." He was also a member of the San Diego Elevated! Slam Team that finished fifth at the 2015 National Poetry Slam held in Oakland, Calif.

Another Type of Groove is a spoken-word poetry event held the first Wednesday of each month throughout the school year. Each event includes a featured poet and an open mic opportunity for students and community members. The event is free and open to the public.

The MultiCultural Center

The MultiCultural Center cultivates a campuswide community that represents and celebrates the diversity of Cal Poly's student body. The center empowers students to grow beyond their personal barriers, strengthen their understanding of diversity and social responsibility, and develop leadership skills while fostering a sense of belonging.

For more information, contact Que Dang at qpdang@calpoly.edu or 805-756-6256.

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