MASTER MOUTH-OFF DETAILS REVEALED!

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PLEASE join us at our First Annual Master Mouth-Off Event! We welcome to the stage the Master Mouth Piece’s from 2015 Greg, Joe, Danah, Nathasha, Nathanya and Jodi!

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Greg (unfortunately, Greg cannot participate this time! Next time?!)

Storyteller Joe tells a story about two turkeys - the one he kept and the one that got away.

Storyteller Joe tells a story about two turkeys – the one he kept and the one that got away.

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Storyteller Danah – what does your license smell like?

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Natasha – our lover!

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Jodi

So, here’s how it’s going work on the night. Our Master Mouth Piece’s will have five minutes to tell a story using ONE of the following themes: Books, Food, Home for the Holidaze, Love, The Road, Music (the themes we had for last year’s competitions). Our Guest Storytellers Satori Shakoor and Dameon Wilburn, as well as some local guests, will be our judges, and vote on a Grand Master Mouth Piece. There will be a surprise prize for our winners, cash prizes for all the Master Mouth Pieces, and more!

We will be serenaded by local funk band the Soul Delegation, and resident Mouth Piece DJ Cam will spin us into a dancing frenzy. This is not a black tie event, but the Rondo will be fancied up with tables and lighting, and we hope to create a snazzy atmosphere for this first annual event.

As per our mission, this event is FREE! It will also be sound recorded and put to podcast.

This Master Mouth-Off is only for Master Mouth Piece’s and the Guest Storytellers in terms of storytelling. So, you dear audience member, get to sit back, relax and enjoy the show! We will be announcing the next THREE Mouth Piece Storytelling regular season competition teams and dates so you can start thinking about your stories and participation!

Thank you again for all your support over the last year! We look very forward to seeing you at our first annual Master Mouth-Off event!

We are Mouth Piece Storytelling – Put Your Story Where Your Mouth Is!

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This event has been possible in part by:

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Mouth Piece Kick-Off Mouth-Off a total success!!

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What an outstanding event the Mouth Piece Kick-Off Mouth-Off was! Although at first the storytellers were a bit shy, they gathered their guts and stepped up to the stage to share honest, funny, heartfelt stories about BOOKS. Thank you!

Where do I begin? Villains Beastro was the perfect place to begin this storytelling journey. The staff was attentive and the venue was perfect! Stage? Check. Food? Check. Booze? Check! With over 50 people in attendance, there were cheers and hoorahs from the robust crowd. Many folks who are supporters of The Moth attended Mouth Piece to ‘see what it was all about’. And of course! We’re so happy you came! Social media and the *amazing* article in the Windsor Star promoting Mouth Piece did the job – got storyteller’s attention and attendance! Yahoo!

With the support of the Arts Culture & Heritage Fund grant Mouth Piece was granted, our kick-off Mouth-Off was a grand success! Storyteller Shannon Cason’s honest story about being a father opened the floor for more raw, heart-squeezing stories. We’re so thrilled Shannon came as our first Guest Storyteller! We are all fans! DJ Cam spun sweet music that kept us dancing in our seats…and a few brave souls even shook a booty on the dance floor as the scores were being tabulated (thank you Claire, Mouth Piece Math Goddess!!)

Thank you and high-fives to everyone who helped make this event so spectacular:

Villains Beastro, Shannon Cason, Suede Productions, Cameron Hucker, Corey Futko (the graphic artist who created our logo!), The Moth (our inspiration!), Cathy Masterson, Christopher Lawrence Menard, Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund, Grown Ups Read Things They Wrote as Kids family (Dan and Jenna!), Katie Hawkins (sound technician!), Claire Ferris, Emma Truswell (Blush Photography), DigiPrint, Marty Gervais, Sarah Jarvis (BookFest Windsor), Windsor Star, Beatrice Fantoni & Tyler Brownbridge, Raise A Reader, Nick, Jett & Miller Shields, and all the family and friends of the storytellers!

I bet you’re wondering, well, who the heck won this Mouth Piece event? Who is the Master Mouth Piece?!!

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The June Master Mouth Piece is Greg!!

And now…please scroll and enjoy this visual essay featuring photographs taken by the talented Emma Truswell of Blush Photography.

Thank you! Stay tuned for the podcast! For details on the next Mouth Piece storytelling event, see ‘Events’ or read this!

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NEWS ALERT! MOUTH PIECE RECIPIENT OF ACHF GRANT!

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We are thrilled to announce that Mouth Piece Storytelling is the recipient of an Arts, Culture & Heritage Grant, offered by the City of Windsor’s Culture Department! We put loads of time and effort into the grant application in hopes that we would get some financial help for our Kick-Off Mouth-Off event – and we did!

Thank you so much ACHF team and the City of Windsor!

The official Press Release…

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