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The return of Another Type of Groove (ATOG) this year is expected to be nothing less than a Saintly revival.

Put on by the Cross Cultural Centers, ATOG is a monthly spoken word and open mic event set to hit Chumash Auditorium on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 7-10 p.m. The series combines students’ artistic creativity with performances from guest poets.

The guest poet for October is Lem Saint Gonsalves, a spoken word poet living in Los Angeles and host of the online broadcast network Afterbuzz TV.

Because October is Hispanic Heritage Month, MultiCultural Center coordinator Que Dang expects a number of student performances to revolve around Latino culture and personal topics, including “relationships, love and historical content.”

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Saint, as he is most commonly referred to, is an internationally known poet and grand slam champion who has released two CDs and a documentary, “Rise to the Ill-List: Poetic Journey of the Saint,” according to a press release from the Cross Cultural Centers.

“It’s his first time at Cal Poly,” Dang said. “We try to invite artists who are more current … and speak to the college crowd.”

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