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Java Monkey Speaks featuring Marshall "Gripp" Gillson

Marshall "Gripp" Gillson is a nerd by day and an artist by day also. He has been active as a spoken word artist since 2008, representing six different venues in four different states in national competition (including twice on the Java Monkey Slam team). In 2016 and 2017, as a member of the House Slam team, he appeared on back-to-back National Poetry Slam final stages and won back-to-back Vox Pop slam tournaments. He also placed 15th in the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. His work has appeared in several self-published chapbooks and electronic art installations as well as being featured by Button Poetry, SlamFind, Everyday Feminism, and SlamChop.

In 2011, Marshall officially founded glassEyeballs, an artist services company. Under the brand, he provides workshops, poetry shows, and technical artist services, including overseeing the web-based scoring systems for six national poetry tournaments. In his spare time, he enjoys shuffling awkwardly, hiding from his problems, and writing biographies in the third person.

Free (but buy something from Java)
Open Mic list opens at 7:30ish
Mic at 8pm
No censorship but also no bullshyt like sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia, or general fuckery. Got it? Awesome.


Java Monkey
425 Church St, Decatur, Georgia 30030

Earlier Event: April 8
Jason Reynolds at Decatur Library!