Spoken word poet Rudy Francisco to address issues of race, politics, love

READING, Pa. — Spoken word poet Rudy Francisco will address issues of race, politics, love, domestic violence and religion at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the Perkins Student Center Auditorium at Penn State Berks. The event is free and open to the public.

Francisco approaches topics with wit and quirkiness that allow his audience a sense of comfort while he tackles serious issues. He is the 2009 National Underground Poetry Slam Champion, the 2010 San Diego Grand Slam Champion, the 2010 San Francisco Grand Slam Champion, and the 2010 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion.

“Scotch Tape” is Francisco’s third EP. In this album, he delves into his life story by offering narratives. The EP covers a gamut of emotions and subject matters.

Penn State Berks reserves the right to limit the photography and/or recording of any program. The permitted or prohibited activities during a particular program will be announced at the beginning of the event and/or included in the printed program. All media requesting interviews and/or access to photograph and/or tape any program must contact the Office of University Relations at 610-396-6053.

This presentation is part of the Arts and Lecture series. For more information, contact the Office of Campus Life at 610-396-6076.

Last Updated January 20, 2016