The Ark’s 36th Annual Storytelling Festival – Liar’s Contest

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February 24, 2023 @ 8:00 pm $10

A journey to the land of the mind’s eye
Amir Baghadchi

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The Ark’s annual Storytelling Festival expands to three days for 2022! New this year is a Liars’ Contest on Friday night.

Liars have been around since the snake first hit it off with Eve. By some accounts, contests celebrating liars have been around since the 15th century, but these accounts may be apocryphal. Today, liars contests are held in countries all around the globe, and The Ark is joining the fray with its First Annual Liars contest, which is part of the new and expanded 36th Annual Storytelling Festival. The event will feature six of the best liars in the region, each telling a ten-minute story and competing for highly valuable bragging rights, a crisp $100 bill, and a fabulous trophy for the winner! Each of our distinguished celebrity judges has a special relationship to the fine art of prevarication. 

The Liars: Larry Castleberry, Jennifer Otto, Rich Swanson, Jeff Doyle, Genot Picor, Mike Cox

The Judges: Kathleen Daniels/Married to Jeff Daniels, a man who makes his living by pretending to be other people; Karl Fink/As a retired Circuit Court judge, he spent most of his life listening to liars … and not just the attorneys; Christopher Taylor/Mayor of Ann Arbor, a politician—need we say more?

MC for the event: Amir Baghdadchi


February 24 2023
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7:30 PM
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8:00 pm
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