I am beyond excited to FINALLY be able to talk about this online, after six days of knowing about it.
Six days that seem like six years, that is!
I, along with my friend Tracey of Just Another Mommy Blog, will be bringing the “Listen To Your Mother” show to Chicago in 2012!
What IS the “Listen To Your Mother” show, you ask?
It’s a showcase of local writers who read, for a live audience, one “performance” only, their words about motherhood.
The first show, in Madison, Wisconsin on Mother’s Day in 2010 was conceived (get it?) and produced by Ann Imig, who is now the National Director. This year, the show went national with five cities (Madison, Spokane, Los Angeles, Austin, and NW Indiana–Valparaiso to be exact).
In 2012, there will be shows in TEN cities, and BlogHer is the National Sponsor. I’m so thrilled that our application to bring it to Chicago was accepted, and look forward to leaping out of the box and working on a project like no other I’ve ever had the opportunity to put my hands on. Now the real work begins for Tracey and me!
You’ll be hearing lots more about this: trust me. In the meantime, check out the new-and-improved Listen To Your Mother website, where you can find lots of information about the show (including links to videos of readings from the 2010 and 2011 show).
And now? I’d better go rest up. The show is in less than six months!
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Congratulations! That is fabulous news!
great news! I want to audition!
Yippee!!! I can’t wait!
Wow, so excited. I’ll be auditioning for sure!
Awesome, Vanessa! Yay!
That is awesome!! So very exciting!
What GREAT news!!! So exciting!
=) This is so awesome!!
I’m so excited. You will do GREAT! Also, it will change your life.
Congrats! Looking forward to hearing more about it!
Yay, Melisa, congratulations. Looking forward to the details.
That’s awesome Melisa! I’m sure you and Tracey will be terrific!! I can’t wait to see it.
What exciting news Congradulations to you and Tracey.
What a wonderful year you’ve had. All your hard work and dedication to sharing all that is good about Chicago is beginning to pay off. Well deserved congrats to you, my friend!
Woo hoo! Very exciting 😉
I’m so excited too! Even if it took me a while to get over here. Thank you for bringing LTYM to my home-away-from-home!
Thanks for LETTING ME! )
I’d like to audition. When might you be sharing more information on the details?
Hi Judy! Don’t quote me on this as 100% for sure, but I think we will be announcing a February audition date sometime after the holidays. I will definitely announce it here on Suburban Scrawl, and I’m guessing we’ll have the announcement on the Listen to Your Mother Facebook page, too. I’m glad you want to audition! Stay tuned…