Giselle Robinson

Giselle Robinson
When: Friday March 2, 8pm
Where: Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave.

Giselle was born in “Rock City”, St. Thomas, USVI.  Giselle’s voice and her words, her stories and her style, reflect the deeply ingrained West Indian values and traditions she was raised with. She is as warm and smooth, deep and as vibrant as the Caribbean Sea.

She and her son have lived in Fort Worth for 4 yrs. This is where she was first introduced to the open mic in September 2009.

DFW’s own Island Girl, Giselle is a member of the 2011 Fort Worth Slam Team as well as the 2011 DFW Gladiator Slam Champion.   She has just released her first CD, “Cadence” as she prepares to rock the National stage.

Giselle says she writes because she has to, is compelled to, but she performs for that moment of personal connection; shared pain, shared purpose.  She’s still amused by reactions to her accent; after all, it’s just “Me”.

Co-Hosted by Alexandra Marie and RockBaby

WordSpace Board and Program Committee Member RockBaby, award winning poet, teacher, HBO Def Jam poet and Host of the Dallas Poetry Slam curates a monthly Dallas Poetry Slam Featured Reader Series for WordSpace. Founded in 1994 by Clebo Rainey and his wife Naomi, Dallas Poetry Slam is the oldest and most respected Poetry Slam in the Metroplex. Dallas Poetry Slam is a non-profit organization that promotes the performance and creation of poetry while cultivating literary activities and spoken word events in order to build audience participation, stimulate creativity, awaken minds, foster education, inspire mentoring, encourage artistic statement and engage the DFW community in the revelry of language. Dallas Poetry Slam provides an opportunity for local poets to compete as individuals and with a team on the local, regional and national level. Poets are exposed to art, language and culture from a network of poets and the general population in various cities throughout the United States. As a member of the Dallas Slam Team, one can develop team building, leadership, writing and performance skills along with greater pride as an artist representing the City of Dallas.

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