FLOOD EDITION – Photos and More!

The Special ‘FLOOD’ Edition of Mouth Piece Storytelling took place on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Villains Baestro.

It was a hot, sunny, beautiful day! Although we had a small crowd, it was the perfect crowd! We settled in and listened to musician Dominic Carlone sing us some wonderful ‘water’ songs.

We had six incredible storytellers sharing stories dealing with all sorts of floods!

Storyteller Stefan – it was his first time up at the mic but he’s a total natural!

Storyteller Stefan started us off with a musical vibe of his own!

Storyteller Tammy shared a story about some leaky bladders. Construction bladders! It was her first time at the mic as well – and she rocked it!


Storyteller Karen told us about her grandmother’s beautiful flood home care and love.

Storyteller Geoff, a past Master Mouth Piece, made us laugh to tears with his Istanbul story.

Storyteller Peter had a load of a story. #shitty! Check out his facial expressions – a born storyteller!

Storyteller Alicia, also a first-time Mouth Piecer, gave us one powerful story of the flooding of the blood.

Because of the generosity of several local businesses, we were able to give each storyteller a gift for braving the stage, and AWARD THREE PRIZES FOR MAST MOUTH PIECES!

THANK YOU TO OUR FABULOUS DONATING FRIENDS AT 

Suede Productions

Windsor Vacuum

DeZenio Hair Salon

The Mouth Piece Family

The generous audience filled out their forms and voted on three storytellers as the winners or the MASTER MOUTH PIECES.

Congratulations to storytellers….GEOFF, PETER AND ALICIA!!

Each storyteller will advance and continue onto our annual Master Mouth-Off!

Oh, and did we mention that CBC NEWS was at our fancy little event? Indeed, they did! Journalist Chris Ensing came to cover our show – and we made the news!

CLICK HERE TO SEE THREE OF OUR STORYTELLERS ON CBC NEWS!

Thank you for your dedication and support of storytelling!

We’ll see you in November for the CHILDHOOD edition – featuring Guest Storyteller Janice Smith.

 

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FLOOD EDITION Makes the News!

Our SPECIAL ‘FLOOD’ EDITION event made CBC Windsor News – both radio and on-line!! Journalist Chris Ensing came to the event and videotaped it – the put together this great story!

CLICK HERE TO SEE VIDEOS OF OUR EVENT!

Thank you Chris and CBC Windsor for coming out to share our storytelling event!

Thank you to the local businesses that donated some fantastic prizes: Windsor Vacuum, DeZenio Hair Salon, Suede Productions and Cypher Systems Group.

Congratulations to our THREE MASTER MOUTHPIECES – Storytellers Geoff, Alicia and Peter! Photos forthcoming!

The AM800 Radio Interview – Listen Now!

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I had a super conversation this morning with Mike and Leah on AM800 about tonight’s Mouth Piece Storytelling – The Music Edition! Thanks to super quick technology, they’ve already sent me the link of our little chat!

Listen to the interview by clicking here!

Once again, thank you to the AM800 team, Mike, Leah and everyone who is rarin’ to perform and share stories tonight at Phog Lounge!

Tom McWilliams, Nadine Deleury, Dom Carlone, DJ Cameron, Dan McDonald…and maybe even little old me…We’re super pumped to knock your musical socks off!

Cheers to Windsor Family Dentistry for being our special Music Edition  Sponsor!

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See you tonight!

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LISTEN UP! Mouth Piece will be on the radio! AM800 @ 6:50am

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Squeee! We will be doing a radio interview with Mike Kakuk and Lisa Williams from AM800’s Morning Drive show this Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 6:50am.

Ho boyeee. Yes, that’s early! But I’ve got a face for radio…and since it’s a phone interview, I can do it in my jammies! Heck yeah!

Thank you Mike and Lisa and the AM800 production team for interviewing us!

In case you’ll still be catching zzzzs, here are the details for the our next show!

WHEN: THURSDAY, JUNE 30 – 7:00PM DOORS OPEN – 7:30PM SHOW STARTS!

WHERE: PHOG LOUNGE 131 UNIVERSITY AVE W – STREET PARKING – SEATING LIMITED – SO ARRIVE EARLY!

WHAT: STORYTELLING – THEME: MUSIC

WHAT ELSE: FEATURING GUEST STORYTELLER DAN MACDONALD, MUSICAL GUESTS NADINE DELEURY AND TOM MCWILLIAMS…DJ CAMERON, AND A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY DOMINIC CARLONE AND…WHO ELSE?!

STILL MORE: THERE WILL BE CUPCAKES! We’re celebrating our one year anniversary! So plan to get sugared up on cupcakes and stay and dance! (Friday is a holiday so…you’ve no excuses as to why you have to hurry home!) And, as usual – IT’S ALL FREE!

 Thank you again to our continued sponsor Suede Productions Inc., and our special Music Edition sponsors Windsor Family Dentistry!

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SPONSOR UPDATE! THANK YOU WINDSOR FAMILY DENTISTRY!

YAHOO! THANK YOU TO WINDSOR FAMILY DENTISTRY!!!

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Dr. David Pelka and Dr. Bob Laughland of Windsor Family Dentistry are special sponsors for our upcoming Mouth Piece Storytelling Music Edition! Without the support of local businesses like Windsor Family Dentistry, our sweet little storytelling series would wither right up! We are so very grateful for this one-time, generous sponsor.

As you know, Mouth Piece Storytelling is a free event, and we’d like to keep it that way. Because of our ongoing sponsorship support from Suede Productions, and sponsors from Spotvin Creatives (now Tango), and Windsor Family Dentistry we wouldn’t be able to do important things like pay our creative people, upkeep our tech gear, and keep up with our social media and marketing.

THANK YOU! THIS IS A STORY THAT WE ARE GRATEFUL TO TELL – LOCAL BUSINESSES SUPPORT LOCAL ART!! 

Come to our next event – The Music Edition! See you there!

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CBC Interview A Blast! #NPM2016

Our early  morning interview with Tony Doucette and the Windsor Morning team was a total blast! We were a bit bleary eyed, but nothing some Tim’s coffee couldn’t handle. (Oh, and a Nutella croissant too! Super yummy!)

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Wild-eyed and ready to be interviewed!

Courtney had a few of her 15 minutes of fame reading her poem entitled ‘On The Road’.

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Courtney reads her poem -LIVE!!

The interview flew by, as it always does, but we had a great conversation, talked about National Poetry Month, and the connecting of poets in the city at Mouth Piece.

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Two poets!

Happy National Poetry Month! Thank you CBC Windsor Morning! Thank you Courtney!

Here’s the interview – listen in!!

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Press! Monday, April 11 – CBC Windsor Morning!

Myself and Windsor Poetry Slam poet Courtney King will be on CBC Windsor Morning this upcoming Monday, April 11, 2016 to promote the next Mouth Piece event! For the first time ever, members from the trifecta of poetry groups (Toast Open Mic, Windsor Poetry Slam and FreeVerse) in the city will join together to share stories! It’s National Poetry Month and to show support, the theme of our show is ‘The Road’ – as is the theme for NPM!!

Tune in to 97.5FM at 7:40am to hear the LIVE broadcast!

Thank you Jonathan Pinto and Tony Doucette and the Windsor Morning team for you unwavering support of Mouth Piece Storytelling!

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