Mouth Piece Storytelling – The Danger Edition in Pictures!

Thank you to photographer Collin Meloche for capturing our incredible ‘Danger’ event at Villains Baestro! It truly was a wild evening -and we have the photos to prove it!

Congratulations again to the Master Mouth Piece Storyteller Geoff! He’s the owner of Villains so we already love him – but certainly adds to his cool factor, now doesn’t it?

Feast your eyes on these…don’t worry, it’s safe!

Thank you to all of our stellar and dangerously awesome storytellers:

Allie, Karen, Adam, Geoff, Jodi, Nick, and Larissa!

And thank you to our Guest Storyteller Craig Pearson, who literally had us crying, laughing, holding our breath, and covering our eyes!

Guest musician Brendan Scott-Friel tore down the house! Playing music from his new album ‘Quiet Cars‘ and getting dangerously close to breaking our hearts with his passionate voice and sick guitar talent.

Join us at our next Mouth Piece event – The Secrets Edition! Thursday, June 1, 2017

Mouth Piece – The Danger Edition! The Master Mouth Piece Is…

Our Guest Storyteller Craig Pearson – bungee jumping!

MOUTH PIECE STORYTELLING – THE DANGER EDITION!

Ah, what a superb event we had last night! Our Danger Edition was so many things – emotional, riveting, scary, funny, exciting…and literally dangerous – I totally gave myself a fat lip from bonking my mouth onto the microphone! DOH! Our Guest Storyteller, journalist and writer Craig Pearson, gave a dynamic, heart-breaking and humorous photo presentation of his ‘dangerous’ life as a journalist. Honestly, I had to cover my eyes and hold in my tears a bunch of times! Thank you Craig!

It is my great pleasure to announce that the Master Mouth Piece for the Danger Edition is… Storyteller Geoff!

Geoff and I – cheesin’! Photo credit: Collin Meloche

We had seven brave storytellers take the stage – photos forthcoming – and each had a unique and terrifying story to tell!

Yes, there are prizes to win at Mouth Piece!

Watch out! We are a punny bunch over here…

After a day of dangerous down-pouring – the sun came out!

Seven brave storytellers filled the board, the stage and our hearts!

Thank you also to our musical guest, singer/songwriter (and dangerous heartbreaker!) Brendan Scott Friel!

His new album – Quiet Cars

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Check out more from Brendan here!

Thank you to our sponsor Suede Productions, and Cypher Systems. And of course, to the team at Villains Baestro – our unofficial ‘home’ for Mouth Piece!

Stay tuned for more photos!

THE DANGER EDITION! Thursday, April 20, 2017

This THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 we’re back at Villains Baestro for another edition of Mouth Piece Storytelling! Featuring journalist and writer Craig Pearson (Windsor Star) as our Guest Storyteller, we’re offering you a dangerous treat you’ve not experienced before – a special slide presentation! Craig will WOW and WOO us with his story of living dangerously as a journalist!

This is Craig. He is living dangerously!!

Local musician Brendan Scott Friel will open the show with gorgeous music, some of which may be from his beautiful new album Quiet Cars (that will be for sale!)! If you’d like to live on the edge and check him out before the show, please do so via his Facebook page – you’ll get videos, music and more! Creep away!

Photo credit: Zishan Ali

As per usual, the show starts precisely at 7:30pm! Sign-ups start at 7pm. *News alert* Villains no longer serves food but you can buy from from elsewhere and eat it there. They still serve booze, so there’s that!!

Come on out and share your danger stories, okay? It’ll only hurt a little. Live on the edge. You got this.

Shout Out 150! A Storytelling Celebration! Submission Call!

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I am working with the Jewish Community Centre in Windsor to bring storytelling to the forefront of our Canada 150 celebrations! Yes, Canada is 150 this year and we need to celebrate by sharing our stories about why we love this magnificent country and province!

We are accepting submissions for true stories and our jury will choose 10 storytellers to share their stories LIVE on stage at a fancy reception in May. OH, and the winners get $100! Submissions are to be written, but if chosen, the storytellers will tell their story live on stage – so it’s a two part party!

Here is all our submission information – please share it with everyone you know!

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We hope to hear from loads of people! Thank you for sharing!

Put Your Story Where Your Mouth Is!

The Love Edition Season Opener – Results and Photos!

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We were back at Villains Baestro for our season opener – The Love Edition – on February 16. What a wonderful night we had!

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Decorating the space is always a fun endeavour – we even had cinnamon hearts! The crowd showed up and we got the party started with our first musical guest Carmel Liburdi. She wooed us with her smart, witty, heartfelt lyrics and sexy smooth voice that made it impossible not to become super fans. Carmel started the show and got our hearts thumping then played to woo more storytellers to the stage…in the end, she shared her ‘cake’ song and made many connections. We’ll have her back, not to worry!

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Singer/songwriter Carmel Liburdi.

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Though at first we had only one storyteller signed up, as it happens, the magic started flowing, and in the end we had TEN storytellers!

To heat up the stage, professional storyteller and all-around-fabulous woman Dame Wilburn, our Guest Storyteller, brought us to laughter tears with her love story about a pet pig..and the tastiest bacon she ever did eat (yeah…you must listen to the podcast to hear the full story!)

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Storyteller Dame Wilburn.

Here are the outstanding storytellers…

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Storyteller Sarah bought a fancy red dress – just for her Mouth Piece storytelling debut!

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Storyteller Kristen shared a story about how her love of snow brought her on a mysterious walk.

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Storyteller Louisa – Carmel’s mom – was not afraid to wear her pajamas anywhere!

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Even the bartender was compelled to share a story! Storyteller Ian told us how love brought him back from the army.

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And the cake stories began with Storyteller Jeni. Oh, what she did for a piece of cake was pretty amazing.

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Storyteller Jodi, who was our Master Mouth Off in December, braved the stage once again with a story about…gentle stalking.

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Storyteller Kelly’s story brought us to Pier One….and a staff member’s unrequited love for someone she really looked like.

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Love hurts…and yet it makes you stronger. That was Storyteller Josh’s message.

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Music can change people, and that’s what storyteller Josh (yes, there were two!) reminded us.

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Storyteller Naali rounded out our stories with a sweetness that had us all blushing and being thankful.

And the Master Mouth Piece for the Love Edition season opener is:

Storyteller Kristen! 

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Storyteller Kristen moves on to our Master Mouth Off!

Thank you to all the storytellers – 9 of whom did NOT plan on sharing a story but were inspired and compelled in the moment! It’s magic I tell you! Thank you to photographer and sound engineer Lauren Hedges for the beautiful photos and for taking care of sound for our forthcoming podcast.

Super thank you to our forever sponsors, Suede Productions, and to our show sponsor Renaud Partners LLP.

Thank you to our audience without which we would not be able to choose a Master Mouth Piece – and…they did some very awesome doodles…

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Cake made an appearance!

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Some fun with our logo!

Our season opener was a LOVE-ly success! Thanks Villains for taking great care of us! We’ll be back on Thursday, April 20 for our second show – The Danger Edition! Our Guest Storyteller is journalist/writer Craig Pearson, and our guest musician is Brandon Scott Friel.

 

MOUTH PIECE STORYTELLING 2017 SEASON OPENER! THE LOVE EDITION!

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Our season opener is just under a month away! We’re super excited to get back into it – and with the them of LOVE…what better way to revive our storytelling chops! We’re headed back to where it all began at Villains Bistro in downtown Windsor. Thursday, February 16, 2017 – show starts at 7:30pm SHARP! Like a arrow to a heart, baby.

And we’re ecstatic to announce our special Sponsor for this event: Renaud Partners LLP!

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Since we all fell in LOVE with storyteller Daemon Wilburn at our Master Mouth Off Event, she’s back to woo us with a story about love.

This season, we’re adding a music element to all of our shows, so be prepared to hear some fantastic music before, during and after our storytelling! Please stick around! Our first musical guest is Carmel Liburdi, a fiery folksinger from Detroit.

Tell everyone! And get your Love Story ready.

Things to share a story about…

anything you LOVE – people, a book, a song, a food, a job, a pet, a place, an action (ex. I love to brush my hair…here’s why) – any all things that have to do with YOU and LOVE – we know there are stories there! Be sure your stories are UNDER 5 MINUTES. Sign-up waivers will be available on site. Food and drinks a plenty at Villains.

Will YOU be the first Master Mouth Piece of 2017?

With love…yours Mouth Piece Storytelling!