Poetry showcase at Jackpot to feature homegrown, East Coast talent

Poet and Lawrence native Nick Givechi will return to his hometown Tuesday for an evening of spoken-word poetry at the Jackpot Saloon and Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts St.

Organized by and co-featuring Givechi, Nique: Spoken Word Poetry Showcase will host homegrown talent and experienced Poetry Slam winners from Buffalo, N.Y., including Buffalo's Thomas Panzarella, aka Lazyrus.

Seating is limited for this event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets run from $5 to $10, and can be purchased online at www.EventBrite.com. For more information, visit the Nique: Spoken Word Poetry Showcase Facebook page or call the Jackpot at 832-1085.

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