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Join #LTYM at #BlogHer15 as we open a mic for YOUR story!

by Ann on June 25, 2015

I'm going to the Open Mic Salon at #BlogHer15!

National Media Sponsor SheKnows Media #BlogHer15 and Listen To Your Mother are thrilled to announce our 5th blogging Open Mic!!

What is the Open Mic?

The Open Mic is just one part of the incredible #BlogHer15 ‘Experts Among Us’ party plan , providing attendees a chance to cut loose following a rich day of learning and networking. After celebrating the Voices of The Year #VOTY (bloggers selected from thousands of submissions to read their own writing at a microphone before the entire conference), you can throw your name in a hat for a chance to be randomly selected to read one of your very blog own posts before the most supportive audience that exists–your fellow internet writers.

All you need to do is bring a 5 minute piece (or shorter) to read, fill out a card, and throw it in the hat. We select readers randomly and try to hear as many as possible. We request you respect your peers by limiting your piece to five minutes or under. Practice beforehand so you have an idea of the time.

Note: You can read anything you’ve written online. It does NOT need to be remotely mother-related!!

Samantha Amidon reads "I'm Writing A Letter" (photo by Kim Thompson Steel)

Samantha Amidon reading at the BlogHer/LTYM 2014 Open Mic

Or simply come to the Open Mic to enjoy a quiet space as an audience member, to enjoy the creative, hilarious, soul-bearing and heart-warming stories from your blog peers.

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Why have an Open Mic?

If there’s one thing that LTYM has demonstrated, it’s the amount of stories begging to be heard, out loud, in front of an audience. A BlogHer #DefiningMoment inspired LTYM’s very existence, and helps us create more opportunities for this to happen with the Open Mic, reaching beyond LTYM’s annual Mother’s Day live-show season, and beyond BlogHer’s highly-coveted #VOTY podium.

I'm going to the Voices of the Year Reception at #BlogHer15!

 

When/Where is the Open Mic?

All of the fabulous Friday night festivities take place at the New York Hilton, and all registered attendees are welcome. The Open Mic opens our mic at 9pm and we’ll hear readers until 11 pm.

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Feel free to wander in and out, and meet us afterward for some Killer Karaoke hosted by party hostess extraordinaire Amy Windsor!!
I'm going to Killer Karaoke at #BlogHer15!

The Open Mic serves as the perfect opportunity for you to share your work aloud, springing your voice from the page to the stage. Even if you have zero desire for the spotlight yourself, come and experience the thrill of your fellow online content creators claiming their voices In Real Life. SEE YOU SOOOOON NYC!!

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Register for #BlogHer15 here.

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