Spitfire Poetry Slam featuring JG the Jugganaut

(SCENE) Metrospace, 110 Charles St., will host the Spitfire Poetry Slam on Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. and the poetry will begin by 8 p.m.

Cover at the door is $3 for students and $4 for the general public.

The Spitfire Poetry Slam is hosted by Joseph Harris, aka Logic. Special guest, John Gibson, aka JG the Jugganaut, will be the event's feature poet.

Jugganaut he has recorded two albums, performed at BET’s Spring Bling, the SXSW music festival in Austin, TX, been nominated for two Ohio Hip Hop Awards, hosted two open mic shows, and has traveled all around the country performing poetry.

JG credits an encounter with renowned poet, Dasha Kelly, as a defining moment in which he first felt he could be a good poet, and he has been gracing microphones with his gift ever since. In 2007, he got his first big gig as the host of Soul Soup held at the legendary Café 290 in Atlanta, GA.

(SCENE) Metrospace is East Lansing’s City-funded contemporary art gallery and performance space. It is located at 110 Charles St. in the colorful Division Street parking structure, next door to Georgio’s Pizza. Contact Tim Lane at (517) 319-6832 or visit www.scenemetrospace.com for more information about the space. Regular gallery hours are Thursdays from 2-5 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 2-6 p.m. and Sundays from noon-4 p.m.; and by appointment.



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