Over 70 people came out on Saturday evening, July 23 at MOCA Miami, for the latest Lip Service open-mic event, Storypalooza “When Identities Collide.” Following a reception and museum tour, a dozen readers told stories ranging from coping with hearing aids to entering beauty pageants. And all those brave readers received instant feedback from Lip Service co-producers Nicholas Garnett, Esther Martinez Kenniff, and Lip Service founder (and current producer of Writing Class Radio) Andrea Askowitz. Stay tuned for details about the next Storypalooza! on September 10 at Miami Art Days in downtown Miami and the next Lip Service stage show at the Miami Book Fair in November!
Identity can bring us together. It can also pull us apart. Come out and present a personal true story about a time when your identity challenged and changed you. Twelve readers will receive feedback from an all-star panel of editors, including Lip Service co-producers Esther Martinez and Nicholas Garnett, and Lip Service founder and producer of the podcast Writing Class Radio, Andrea Askowitz.
Saturday, July 23, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art
770 NE 125th St, Miami, FL 33161
Storypalooza! and reception are free with $5 museum entrance fee
Want to read? Bring a printed copy of your story to drop in the hat. Stories must be 500 words or fewer.
For more info and to RSVP visit MiamiBookFair.com
Sign up for this 5-week course, offered through Miami Book Fair (Thursdays, beginning June 30). For more info:
Lip Service delivered big-time. On the evening of May 7, every seat in the 300-seat Miracle Theater was filled to see the latest Lip Service, the first presented by Miami Book Fair. Co-producers Esther Martinez and Nicholas Garnett presented the show’s eight storytellers. As promised, the audience laughed, cried–even cringed little. The turnout, the audience reaction, the stories and storytellers–it was all magical. The next Lip Service show will be in November at the Miami Book Fair. But stay tuned for more Lip Service/Book Fair events and programs. We’re just getting started!