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About Javon Rustin

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Javon Rustin is a software developer by trade and writer by heart. He has been active on the Dallas slam poetry scene for five years after moving from North Carolina where he was raised. He has worked as a mentor for schools and organizations all throughout high school and college. After graduating from NC A&T with a degree in computer science, he started using his love for science to make sense life and create feature performances packed with stories, jokes, and poems. He made the Dallas Poetry Slam team in 2013 and has since been both a regional slam champ and national semi-finalist multiple times. Javon was ranked 17th in the Individual World Poetry Slam. His work has been seen on Button Poetry, Write About Now, All Def Poetry, and Poetry Slam Inc. Today, he works as a Teaching Artist speaking on social and emotional learning, professional development, and diversity. He also provides freelance programming and website design (shameless plug). When he’s not working, writing, or performing, Javon is almost guaranteed to be somewhere reading a book.

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