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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ALERT! THEME CHANGE FOR NEXT EVENT! SPECIAL EDITION!

THERE HAS BEEN A THEME CHANGE FOR OUR NEXT EVENT!

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL STORYTELLING EVENT WITH A NEW THEME:

FLOOD

the water, the wet, the gutting, the moving, the cleaning, the sweeping, the dumping, the remembering, the laughing, the generosity, the laughing, the LOVE –

FLOOD us with your flood stories. 

SAME DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

SAME PLACE: VILLAINS BAESTRO, 256 PELISSIER

SAME TIME: 7PM DOORS, 7:30PM MUSIC & STORIES

MUSICAL GUEST: DOMINIC CARLONE

*note: we come together in a safe, supportive space to share stories that affect our lives. this is not a place for political agendas and/or political apple-boxing. *

NEW BUSINESS!

Instead of voting on one Master Mouth Piece – we will award prizes to the

TOP THREE STORYTELLERS! 

WE WILL HAVE SPECIAL ‘FLOOD’ PRIZES TO GIVE AWAY!

Here is our Facebook event page – let us know you’re coming!

https://www.facebook.com/events/327660474312034/

We will resume our CHILDHOOD edition in November – featuring Guest Storyteller Janice Smith!

The Secrets Edition – Photos & More!

Mouth Piece Storytelling – The Secrets Edition! 

Thanks to Guest Storyteller Jeni De La O, the theme of secrets was uncovered! Right away, I knew it would be a wonderful theme for our little storytelling engine that could! Jeni is a Moth storyteller (she recently was on a main stage as a guest storyteller – this is a MAJOR storytelling accomplishment!), and she began her own bilingual storytelling series in Detroit called Relato! Detroit. This is Detroit’s FIRST bilingual – Spanish/English – storytelling event! Congratulations to Jeni for creating another wonderful space for storytelling.

At our Secrets event, Jeni shared a true, fascinating and love-filled story about her double life. Be sure to check out our podcast to hear her tell it! We were lucky to hear Jeni tell not one but two stories! Thank you Jeni!

A super thank you to all our Secret storytellers: Dorothy, Geoff, Ian, Kate and Steven.

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MASTER MOUTH PIECE: STORYTELLER DOROTHY!

Storyteller Dorothy

Thank you to Villains – Geoff and Ian and the rest of the staff. Thank you to Suede Productions our forever sponsor, and Cypher Systems for our prize sponsorship. Thank you to Lauren Hedges for doing sound and taking these beautiful photos! Also, for keeping our podcasts alive and well! Thank you to Jeni De La O and her family. And, of course, thank you storytellers and audience – we can’t do this without you!

May the stories continue to flow and grow!

PUT YOUR STORY WHERE YOUR MOUTH IS!

Mouth Piece Storytelling – Two Events in Five Days!

Sheesh, Windsor is a grand city!

Over the next five days, we’ll be having not one but TWO storytelling events!

Here is the first one: Shout Out! 150! A celebration of Stories about Canada! I’ll be hosting this unique event that will showcase a diverse cross-section of storytellers from our community!

Our next Mouth Piece event is on Thursday, June 1 – The Secrets Edition!

Featuring Guest Storyteller Jennifer De la O and Guest Musician Crissi Cochrane!

Both of these events are free!

Here are the Facebook links – let us know you’re coming!

Shout Out! 150 Event

Mouth Piece Storytelling – The Secrets Edition

See you there!

Put Your Story Where Your Mouth Is!

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

Brendan Scott Friel. photo by zisha ali

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.