Festival Program


Andrew P Street’s Literary Singalong

Sat 25 Aug, 5pm
Mission to Seafarers Main Bar

For writers who sing, singers who write, and random karaoke winners with a calligraphy pen. Join Andrew P Street with Dave Graney, Christopher Hollow and Jenny Valentish for a wine-fuelled chat about the connections between music and words.

Limited seating with plenty of standing room available.

This session is free, no bookings are required.


1 hour

Session code




Session Artists

Dave Graney played with the Moodists from 1978 to 1986, then with the White Buffaloes/Coral Snakes from 1987-1997, before performing in the Royal Dave Graney Show and Lurid Yellow Mist. Graney has been involved in roughly 30 album releases and is the author of three books, the most recent of which, WORKSHY, was released in October 2017. Graney presents a radio show on Melbourne’s 3RRR102.7FM every week.

Christopher Hollow works for ABC radio, wrote for Neighbours and is a sometime contributor to The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, SBS, Rhythms, Smith Journal, Double J and The Daily Bugle. He represented St Kilda FC in the AFL and plays bass with local flower-punks, The Sand Pebbles. The latest LP is Pleasure Maps.  

Andrew P. Street is a Sydney-built, Adelaide-based journalist, author, columnist, podcaster and failed indie rock star. He's written for everything from the Sydney Morning Herald to NME, from Elle to The Guardian to Nova's GOAT, and was accurately described by Penny Wong as "the snarky one".

Jenny Valentish is the author of the Walkley-nominated Woman of Substances: A Journey into Addiction and Treatment, dubbed "startling and illuminating" by Roddy Doyle, for which she interviewed researchers, clinicians and medical professionals, and drew on her own misspent youth. Valentish is the former editor of Time Out (Melbourne) and Triple J's Jmag, and writes for The Guardian.

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