AWARD-WINNING POET, ACTOR, MUSICIAN TO APPEAR AT WHITMAN

     WALLA WALLA, Wash.-- Award-winning poet, actor and musician Saul Williams will perform on the Whitman College campus Thursday, Oct. 28.

    Williams, a leading voice in the spoken word/slam poetry movement, will appear in the Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., at 7:30 p.m. His appearance is sponsored by the Associated Students of Whitman College Public Events program, and there is no admittance fee. After his performance there will be a question-and-answer session and book signing.

    The 1998 movie “Slam,” which he wrote and acted in, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the Camera D’Or at Cannes. ASWC Films is presenting this film on Sunday, Oct. 24, and Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory, corner of Park and Boyer, Whitman College campus.

    Williams’ debut performance as an actor was in the movie “Slam,” which was based on his winning of the Grand Slam Championship in 1996 at the Nuyorican Poet’s Café. He has also released several books of poetry and has begun to write and record music in which he blends his poetry with hip hop music. He is currently touring to promote his newest album, which was released in September.

CONTACT: Lenel Parish, Whitman College News Service, (509) 527-5156 Email: parishlj@whitman.edu