Poet, spoken word artist, mentor, and software developer Javon Rustin is a North Carolinian residing in Dallas, TX. Javon Rustin has been a National Poetry Slam semi-finalist for three years after making the 2015, 2016, and 2017 Dallas Slam Team. In 2016 he was ranked 17th top performance poet in the country based on the Individual World Poetry Slam. Along with his new CD entitled "Bleeding Spirits", Javon has been published in "Texas Slamthology: Volume One" as well as an erotic poetry collection called "Fingertip Foreplay". He enjoys intertwining stories into his performances and has a wide array of poetry sure to please any audience.
Javon accommodated our many revisions and met the complex topic. He performed it beautifully. He was many people's favorite part of the event, and we had live music and tap performers. (He was my favorite for sure and I danced for 12 years!)
Javon was efficient, communicative, thorough and gifted! He nailed exactly what I needed, accommodated an emergency time change and the audience absolutely him!!! I would definitely book him...AGAIN! You've got a hidden jewel for sure! Thank you Javon!
Price Range: $50 and up
Gig Length: 10 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
From workshops to hosting, Javon has done it all.
Performances: Motivational Speaking. Activism. Spoken Word. Intimate Readings. Erotica.
Workshop: Metaphors. Story Telling. Computer Programming 101. ect...
Tutoring (if interested): Math. Programming. etc...
Poet, spoken word artist, mentor, and software developer Javon Rustin is a North Carolinian residing in Dallas, TX. He graduated with a degree in computer science from North Carolina A&T in 2013, but has been writing poetry since the age of thirteen. He started writing in church and expanded to slam poetry competitions in college.
He moved to Dallas immediately after college and was blessed to find the Dallas Poetry Slam team. He made the team in 2015, 2016, 2017 and manage to become a national semi-finalist all three years. In 2016 he was ranked 17th top performance poet in the country based on the Individual World Poetry Slam.
Along with his new CD entitled "Bleeding Spirits", Javon has been published in "Texas Slamthology: Volume One" as well as an erotic poetry collection called "Fingertip Foreplay". He enjoys intertwining stories into his performances and has a wide array of poetry sure to please any audience.
When not on a stage, Javon Rustin is a teaching artist that provides workshops for adults and teens. He also develops websites and would be happy to provide both if needed (shameless plug).
Additional Booking Notes
For poetry readings, speaking, or spoken word performances a microphone and mic stand would be preferred for most venues. This may not be needed in smaller settings.
Past Booked Events
|June 28, 2019 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Reunion|
|October 22, 2017 • 8:00am - 11:00am||Religious Celebration|
|August 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||DFW Unplugged|
|August 18, 2017 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Dallas Slam IWPS Qualifier|
|July 01, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:15pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 29, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Sexual Avengers|
|April 23, 2016 • 12:00pm - 7:00pm||LTAB|
|April 10, 2016–April 11, 2016 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||BDL|
|April 08, 2016 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Caribbean Day|
|March 10, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Boy and Girls Club of America|
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