The stories presented at Lip Service – Miami’s showcase for true stories presented out loud – are personal, heartfelt, and honest. This seven-week course, taught by Lip Service co-producers Esther Martinez and Nicholas Garnett, will show students how to identify, create, and present meaningful personal stories. Each will have the opportunity to present a final, edited story in front of their classmates and instructors. Participants will receive valuable feedback at each phase of the process, from story inception to final presentation.
Nicholas Garnett is a freelance writer, editor and teacher. His writing has appeared in Salon, Best Sex Writing of 2013 and as the title stories for two anthologies, All That Glitters, and Badass: True Stories, The Double Album. He’s a graduate of Florida International University’s MFA program.
Esther Martinez has a bachelor’s degree in literature writing from Columbia University and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Florida International University. Her work has appeared in the anthology Badass: True Stories, The Double Album, in Pan ‘Ku, Quarto, The Columbia Observer, Sliver of Stone, The Daily Beast, and Newsday, as well as on NPR and PBS.