Hey Austin!

We are excited to be back for our third year producing the Listen To Your Mother show in Austin, the show’s sixth year in our fantastic town. Our community continues to grow, and every single reader that has graced our stage is special and important to us. We can’t wait to see who will join us for the 2016 show.

Speaking of the 2016 show, we’re currently in the process of nailing down the date, venue, and time, and we’ll be getting ready to begin the submissions process in January of 2016. Start thinking about your themes and study the videos from the Listen To Your Mother YouTube channel to get inspired!

Here’s how our show works in Austin: we open submissions sometime in January via an online site called Submittable, and then we leave submissions open for about four weeks. Once all of the submissions are in, we read them and invite the first round to audition for us in person, so we can hear how the essay sounds live. Then we make the very difficult decisions on whom to cast in the 2016 show.

Stay tuned! To be sure that you don’t miss a thing, please follow LTYM national on Facebook and Twitter, or email us at ltymaustin@gmail.com with any questions.

It’s a great privilege for us to produce this show, and we’re thrilled to lead it through another successful year.

Kristin & Leigh Ann

LTYM Austin LA and KS 2

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It’s time for the 2015 Listen to Your Mother video release!

While we all took a few months to wind down from the whirlwind of show season, our hardworking Online Content Manager, Stephanie Precourt, and our Business Strategist, Deb Rox, were hard at work editing and prepping over 500 videos for their YouTube debut. Thanks, Stephanie and Deb, for all of your hard work and dedication!

Watching the videos again is such an experience – almost as good as seeing the show live. The stories our casts shared will move you, entertain you, and hopefully inspire you to share them with someone you love.

Our Austin cast is featured in the youTube playlist below, or you can visit the Listen to Your Mother YouTube channel for more videos from our other 38 cities. Enjoy!

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Thank you, Austin!

May 8, 2015

Wow! Listen to Your Mother Austin has already come to a close for another year, with two more successful shows in the books. There was laughter; there were tears; there were lots and lots of used tissues. We are so grateful for everyone who made this show possible. We truly could not do it without each and every one of you. To the 2015 cast, thank you for sharing your stories with us. Each of you shone an intentional light on a particular facet of motherhood, and it was our honor to give you a place to tell your story. To our fearless National Director Ann Imig and the Listen to Your Mother national team, thank you for your continued support as Austin proudly carries on this annual tradition. We’re so happy to be a part of this movement. We’d like to extend a hearty thanks to our new and returning local sponsors, whose […]

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April 16, 2015

Listen to Your Mother is a group effort, and we definitely couldn’t do it without all of our generous local sponsors. And this year we are proud to introduce you to a new local sponsor: BookPeople! If you are from the Austin area, you know BookPeople as THE local bookstore in town. Located downtown at Lamar and 6th, BookPeople’s two expansive floors are stuffed with great reads and recommendations from all over the world. What I really love about BookPeople is that instead of seeing all of the same bestsellers sitting up front like you might in a national chain, BookPeople gets to display the books that they love and believe in! Many of the titles they promote are from emerging, local, or indie authors. Peruse the store and you will not only find bookshelves lines with staff recommendations in every department, but you’ll also have to try really hard to resist some of the […]

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Meet the 2015 Cast – Round 3

April 14, 2015

We introduced the entire 2015 Listen to Your Mother Austin cast list a few weeks ago, and now we’re giving you a chance to get to know our cast members just a little better! If you missed it, check out Round 1  and Round 2! Shelley Schooley Oswald is a freelance writer, blogger, coffee-addict, native Texan and mom. When she’s not at her day job or performing her duties as taxi driver and swim-mom/cheerleader for her two teen boys, she fills her evenings with kitchen experiments, Netflix binging, dipping her toes back into the dating pool, and untangling her latest crochet project. You can usually find her on Facebook or over at her personal blog, Slightly off Kilter, where she over-shares about relationships, raising gentlemen, and trying to find herself in the process.     Lisa Owen is a writer and blogger at My So Called Glamorous Life: The Adventures of a Domestic Engineer (www.mysocalledglamlife.com). Her work has been featured on Blogher.com, Project Underblog, Centering […]

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