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An Open Slam, with Marshall Gillson!

February 28th, 2018 at 8:00pm
235 Broadway E, Seattle, WA 98102
Signups start at 7:00pm
$3 Entrance Fee

Have you ever wanted a slam without the harsh commitment of a qualifier? Would you like a quick slam fling? Come to our open slam – it’s a noncommittal night of consensual feelings!

About Our Feature

Marshall “Gripp” Gillson is a nerd by day and a poet/rapper by day also. He was born in Providence, RI and holds both a BS and an MS in Computer Science. He has been an active slam poet since 2008, representing five different venues in four different states in national competition. As the 2014 Providence Grand Slam champion, he placed 15th in the 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam. He is also the founder and editor of the independent literary magazine “The Misanthropy” and boasts publications in “Maps for Teeth”, “Three Line Poetry”, the depression-themed anthology “Light as a Feather”, as well as several self-published chapbooks.
As a rapper, he has released five independent LPs, two mixtapes, several compilation albums, and a number of mythical creatures from captivity. In 2011, he officially founded glassEyeballs, an independent record label and publishing company. His fifth solo album, “Ansible”, was released on January 21, 2014. In his spare time, he enjoys arguing, pontificating, and writing biographies in the third person.


Rain City Slam is committed to safety in our community for all of our members. We ask that anyone entering our community in any capacity treat the audience, poets, venue staff, Rain City community members and featuring artists as equals. We refuse to permit any act of hate, violence or bigotry on or off our stage and microphone and will ban any person or persons involved in those acts. Any person whose safety has been threatened in any way should report the occurrence to a member of the Rain City Slam board. We will keep information confidential and anonymous and provide any support needed. Absolutely NO ONE is above this rule and inappropriate, dangerous, hateful or violent behavior is unacceptable for everyone.