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Nov 15 2016

Lip Service Comes to the Book Fair!


Experience the healing power of stories, Friday, November 18, 8 p.m. at the Miami Book Fair!




Oct 11 2016

Tell Your Story at the Miami Book Fair!


Sep 6 2016

Lip Service On the Verge of Being “Miamied”

Tell your Miami story and get instant feedback!2016 storypalooza-miamied

Jul 25 2016

Storypalooza! Draws Great Crowd, Readers to MOCA Miami

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!

Lip Service Presents: Storypalooza!, When Identities Collide. MOCA Miami, July 23, 2016

Lip Service co-producers Nicholas Garnett and Esther Martinez-Kenniff, with Lip Service founder Andrea Askowitz, surrounded by some of the wonderful participants at Storypalooza!, “When Identities Collide.” MOCA Miami, July 23, 2016

Jul 20 2016

Get “Identi-fied” at Storypalooza!, July 23, MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art

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

May 11 2016

Q & A with Miamiartzine

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May 10 2016

Lip Service Brings It!

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!LS Storytellers on stage 5 16 16

Apr 25 2016

Storytellers announced for May 7 show!



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Apr 2 2016

Time to Submit for May 7!

LS submission flyer hi res001The submission period for the next Lip Service show is officially open! Next show is May 7 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables. Submission period ends at midnight, April 16. Check the submission guidelines and send us your story.


Feb 10 2016

Miami Book Fair to produce Lip Service!

Miami Book Fair is pleased to announce that it will become the producer of Lip Service: True Stories Out Loud. Founded by Miami-based writer Andrea Askowitz in 2006, Lip Service is dedicated to presenting the smartest, hottest, and most honest storytelling event in South Florida.

Andrea has stepped aside to pursue other projects, and approached Miami Book Fair to take over her beloved program. Lip Service joins the Miami Book Fair’s roster of ongoing year-around programs that nurture the literary community of South Florida.

“Not only is Lip Service a great event,” says Delia Lopez, operations director for Miami Book Fair, “it’s a great fit for us. We’re thrilled to welcome Lip Service to our family.”

Upcoming Lip Service shows include Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Miracle Theater in Coral Gables (as part of the Writers Institute writers’ conference); Storypalooza!, on Saturday, March 26 (7 p.m., Coral Gables), an American Idol-style open mic at Books & Books that will help writers sharpen their ideas and pieces prior to the opening of the submission period for the May; and at the 2016 Miami Book Fair in November.

“We are going to continue the tradition of presenting entertaining, smart shows that really highlight Miami’s writers, and provide a great gathering place for people who enjoy stories,” said Lissette Mendez, program director for Miami Book Fair. “And, of course, we plan some twists. Andrea is a great friend and we are really honored that she thought of us.”