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Mar 3 2015

Lip Service is Back May 9–We Want YOUR STORY!

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EVERYONE is invited to submit a true, personal story about POWER. And we encourage you to interpret the theme very broadly.

For example: Tell us about a time you felt POWERFUL; a time you felt POWERLESS; a time POWER was subverted; a time the POWER went out.  OR for example: Tell us a story about your mother-in-law, where power is always at play.  

Give us your best, true, personal story.  
Please read our
guidelines. They tell you what we’re looking for.  

* Stories must be fewer than 1,200 words.
* Send story in a Word document (Do not include your name in the Word attachment) or paste it into the body of an email.
* Send to submissions@lipservicestories.com
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SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Friday, April 17, 2015.
SHOW DATE:  MAY 9, 2015.  8 p.m.

Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables 33134

Lip Service is teaming up with Aqua Foundation–empowering the lesbian, bi, and trans community in South Florida–for this night of POWER.

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Mar 1 2015

Miami Writers Institute

Looking for a writing class?  Here you go…We are excited to promote the Miami Writers Institute held for the 10th year by our friends at The Center for Writing and Literature at Miami Dade College.

May 6-9, 2015. Conference ends with Lip Service show at Miracle Theater. 8 p.m.

Classes include memoir (our favorite), plot, poetry, and graphic storytelling. Plus publishing stuff and manuscript consultation. Basically, all around heaven for a writer at any level.

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Nov 14 2014

Lip Service Presents…BADASS

True stories on the page.  Some of our best, in honor of our 8-year Anniversary!  Great bedtime reading, except this won’t put you to sleep.

Read the latest rave review at Florida Book Review.

Order at Lominy Books.  $16 for the first book.  All additional copies, $8.88.  Just enter the code:  HALFBAD.

Badass, Lip Service: True Stories. The Double Album is some of the best of the first 8 years of Lip Service.  Lip Service typically features eight true stories, but as the title suggests, Badass is a double album, so you get two shows in one book, featuring 16 stories in all.  The stories are funny, poignant, inspiring, and all true.

What the critics are saying:
“The stories in in Badass are effective, evocative, and accessible.” –Bonnie Losak, Florida Book Review.
“Delightful, funny, touching, spirited and all true.”  –Beverly Donofrio, author of Riding in Cars with Boys.
“[These stories] gave me that lovely shiver I always feel in the presence of beautiful wrenching truths.”  –Steve Almond, author of Candy Freak
“Lip Service stories–as good as a kiss.”  –Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books

 

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Oct 24 2014

Our 8-Year Anniversary Show KILLED

Lip Service’s 8-year anniversary show took down the house!  Thank you to our storytellers and to our awesome audience!

Storytellers include the amazing Asia, Mickey Angel, Betsy Blankenbaker, Terry Demeo, Carlos Frias, Elizabeth Koster, Esther Martinez-Kenniff, and Andrea Zarchin with hosts Andrea Askowitz and Nick Garnett.


Apr 21 2014

Lip Service Olympic Games

On Friday, April 25, 2014, Carlos Frias took home the Lip Service Gold.  His story about buying his daughter’s first bra made everybody say “ooooh.”  Silver went to Kathie Klarreich and Bronze to Nick Ducassi.  Games well played.

We were part of the first annual Lit Crawl Miami.  Lit Crawl = bar crawl with booze + literature.   
Thank you O’Miami and The Betsy South Beach for making it happen.  Thank you to our host Doug Shear and the kick-ass judges: Christina Freedman, Tammy Green, Esther Martinez, and Nick Garnett plus all the storytellers who weren’t afraid to step to the mic and be judged.

 

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Jan 12 2014

Memoir Writing Class: What Is It About This Place?

NEW CLASS DATE CHANGE!  Back to school.  Date TBA.  Taught by Enzu Castellanos

As residents of South Florida, we live in a place that drives our stories.  Moving through the physical terrain of our lives, we encounter people, places, situations, and things that intrigue, amuse, and even offend or inspire us.  In this workshop, writers will use the places they go–whether frequently, or for the first time–to mine stories that bring the location to life for the reader while revealing the thoughts and emotions of the storyteller.

The workshop prompts will challenge writers to build scenes, develop point of view, create themes, chose concrete language, evoke reflection, practice objective and subjective observation, and bring it all together in effective storytelling.  Writers will explore and identify not only the environments that they enter, but also the effects of those environments on themselves and others.  All writing will be read aloud and workshopped by the group.

Enzu Castellanos is a South Florida native with a background in arts promotion, production, and management.  He is currently in the Florida International University Creative Writing MFA program.  He teaches writing and rhetoric.

8 classes, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.  $240.  North Miami campus.  Exact location, TBA.

To register, contact info@lipservicestories.com.

Hurry, only 10 spots available!


Oct 2 2013

Lip Service had Another Smash Hit Show

Modern Love Lip Service took down the house on April 5, 2014!  What a show!

Stories are up. Click on Stories above.

 


Apr 26 2013

Lip Service Goes to Guatemala

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Lip Service – Guatemala from Figaro Films on Vimeo.

 

 


Jun 4 2011

Lip Service has Gone Multi-Media!!!

Miami’s hunger for true stories has gotten so great our last live show sold out and now you can be a part of Lip Service in all of these ways:
RADIO: Lip Service aired on Under the Sun, WLRN (91.3 FM).  If you missed it or if you want to hear it again, check us out at www.wlrnunderthesun.org.
TV: Lip Service debuted as a television show on WPBT (Channel 2).
PRINT: Check out what was our monthly column before they went under in City Link Magazine.

May 12 2011

Check Out Our Videos

Check out the videos from past shows on our Stories page!