Gregory Pickett is a Spoken Word artist/storyteller originally from Chicago, IL. but currently calls Minneapolis home. Winner of the Rootabaga Poetry Slam in Galesburg, IL in 2009 and 2011, he was a member of two teams that represented Chicago at the National Poetry Slam in 2009 (Mental Graffiti) and 2013 (Words That Kill), the SlamMN! Storytelling Grand Slam Champion for 2017, and a featured speaker for the 2018 Annual Storytelling Festival hosted by Story Arts of Minnesota. Through storytelling, he has learned how to realize the shape of his own dreams, and aims to help others do the same.