Saturday, September 16 @ 7:00pm
Anthropology Specialty Coffee and Concept Store
349 Gaffney Street, Pascoe Vale, Victoria, Australia
Has an Open Mic?
A special spoken-word event showcasing all that is diverse and wonderful in the melbourne spoken word scene. Based on the idea of the Griffin: a mythological creature made up of power and majesty of the kings of both land and sky, GriffinSpeak is a celebration of artists of diverse backgrounds and styles with a focus on creating space for their stories as they would have them told.
Charlotte L Raymond
Charlotte is a poet, social worker, burlesque dancer, and aspiring AUSLAN interpreter. Born and raised in Melbourne, she first attended spoken word while studying in Madrid in 2014. She then dabbled in the Melbourne spoken word poetry scene while juggling a Masters degree and has since found her own space and voice in late 2016. Her work explores the intersections of identity, race, sexuality, mental health and family, and has been published in DJed express. She is ambidextrous, hoping that the thoughts flow through her mind will trace from both hands to the page in both poetry and prose
Come on down to the finest bar in town to indulge your senses: tulip lighting, Absinthe drinking and kick ass poetry! Hosted by Grant Alexander McCracken and Lisa McLean, this casual affair contrasts the extravagant and sparkling surrounds in which it is held. On the last Wednesday of each month at 6pm Poetry at Absinthesalon sees one feature poet express until their heart’s content while sharing the floor with anyone who feels compelled to voice their work. No stage, no mic, just raw natural voices projecting our vibes out into the ether. Join them for a magical night of poetry, community and, of course, Absinthe!
Christopher James White performs ‘Baby Boy’ at Melbourne Spoken Word presents Bill Moran on September 1, 2017.
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Christopher James White is a poet and illustrator from Atlanta who’s been travelling the world since venturing to Tokyo two years ago. He’s gotten active in the Melbourne Spoken Word community for the last four months sharing work that explores his hurt, happiness, worry, and rage. His stories are drawn from his own life as well as the imagined worlds of his childhood. He explores sonhood, family, love, doubt, death, technology and Afro-futurism.
Meena Shamaly and Sharifa Tartoussi perform ‘Scars’ supporting Sierra DeMulder at Howler, on August 20, 2017.
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Meena Shamaly is a poet, composer, and musician. He identifies as a foreigner everywhere, with a hybrid cultural and creative identity. He is also one of the creative producers of Slamalamadingdong.
Sharifa A Tartoussi is a dental student, poet and performer. Equal parts worrier, warrior and all round human, when she is not squinting at teeth or hitting the books, she writes and sometimes, she works up the courage to perform. She is involved in several creative projects, most notably becoming half the founding party of GriffinSpeak; a poetry and spoken word gig that runs quarterly and aims to create space for voices from marginalised groups around Melbourne.