South Florida, what’s your story? (We want you to send it to us!)

Back in November, in honor of its eight-year-anniversary, Lip Service launched Badass, Lip Service: True Stories, the Double Album (Lominy Books, 2014) edited by Andrea Askowitz.  This anthology is acollection of some of the best of Lip Service’s first eight years. Lip Service is a John S. and James L. Knight Foundation award-winning organization and a Miami institution.

Badass recentry got a great review in Florida Book Review.  Bonnie Losak wrote, “The stories in Badass are effective, evocative, and accessible. They cover a wide array of subjects, ranging from an attempt to use Santeria to affect the outcome of a criminal trial in Miami to the rape of a heroin addict in New York City.”

Andrea Askowitz and I are both proud of this book! Thanks to the Florida Book Review, its editor, Lynne Barrett, and contributor Bonnie Losak for the badass review of Badass!

“The stories […] are effective, evocative, and accessible.” Bonnie Losak, Florida Book Review

Now, Lip Service wants YOUR story.

Give us your best, true, personal story.  The theme:  POWER! Tell us about a time you felt POWERFUL; a time you felt POWERLESS; a time POWER was subverted; a time the POWER went out. 

Please read our guidelines. They tell you what we’re looking for.

* Stories must be fewer than 1,200 words.
* Send story in a Word document (Do not include your name in the Word attachment) or paste it into the body of an email.
* Send to

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  Friday, April 17, 2015.

SHOW DATE:  MAY 9, 2015.  8 p.m. @ the Miracle Theater, 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables 33134.

Stories are up from our last show. Click here for your viewing pleasure. 
Andrea Askowitz
Andrea Askowitz

Did you know? Lip Service Institute has a South Miami and a North Miami campus. Spring memoir classes are starting soon. Sign up for our one-day yoga/writing retreatin Coconut Grove with Andrea Askowitz and Vanessa Michel. May 23. Space is limited. If interested, contact

Lip Service is created by Andrea Askowitz and Esther Martinez-Kenniff. The next show is being produced by Andrea Askowitz, Nicholas Garnett and an embassy of volunteers.


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