I read from the BADASS last night at Books & Books (265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables), celebrating the eighth anniversary of Lip Service. Lip Service is a quarterly event that features eight stories, by eight writers, that are only eight minutes long. Books & Books launched the collection of the best stories from the event’s first eight years.

The reading featured a night of true stories drawn from the anthology (Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album) edited by Lip Service cofounder Andrea Askowitz and published by Lominy Books. Storytellers included Aaron Curtis, M.J. Fievre (that’s me!), Christina Freedman, Inessa Freylekhman, Brenda Mezick, and Esther Martinez.

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BADASS is a double album in that it includes 16 of Andrea’s favorite selections.