An Evening with Jon Goode

CLAREMONT, California – January 26, 2009

Comedic writer and slam poet Jon Goode will perform at Scripps College in Garrison Theater on Tuesday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision. The event is free and open to the public.

The talented wordsmith uses a smooth and laid-back delivery with a unique blend of humor and wit to make entertaining and poignant observations on everyday life issues, from nostalgic childhood memories, to dealing with cancer.

The Atlanta native has performed for countless clubs, colleges, and universities. His poetry has been featured on HBO, BET, TV Land, CNN, and Nick@Nite. Goode’s comedic talents have landed him commercial work with McDonald’s and Nike, and his writing and starring role in TV Land’s Black History Month Campaign earned him an Emmy nomination and Promax award.

Doors to Garrison Theater will open at 7:00 p.m. For more information, please call (909) 607-9372.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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