Listen To Your Mother Austin! is a series of live readings by local writers in celebration of Mother’s Day that is coming up on April 29, 2012.
There were 15 amazing women who stood on the stage last year to share bits and pieces of their journey to and through motherhood. Last year’s Listen To Your Mother event made me laugh, cry and rejoice in being a mother. Better yet, I got to feel all of those emotions in a room packed with 299 other local Austin mamas who were most likely experiencing the same emotions. It was a great bonding moment!
Here’s your chance to be up on that stage making me laugh and cry again this year! Below are details on how you can submit your piece. From the Listen To Your Mother website:
We’re thrilled to announce the Call For Submissions for the Second Annual Listen To Your Mother Austin! Last year’s performance by 15 Austin writers was an amazing 300-seat sold out show and we can’t wait to do it again this April 29, 2012 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center theater.
We are seeking a diverse collection of Austin writers (or aspiring writers!) to read their own words about motherhood. People of all ages, types, backgrounds and experience-level are invited to submit his or her piece of work, even if you are not a mother!
Send us your own original (as in written by you) humorous, poignant, or soulful words about the good, the bad and ugly of motherhood (or your mother/person who raised you.) Your piece should be roughly 5 minutes or less when read aloud.
Please email your essays to: LTYMAustin@yahoo.com. Selected readers will then be contacted for auditions to be held at a time and location TBD.**
Feeling some stage fright? No worries. I spoke with a couple of the ladies who read last year and they had so much fun preparing for the event. They assured me that there was an abundance of support and bonding with each other from the get-go which made getting up on the stage to read their stories that much easier. So go for it, mamas!!