In The Beginning…

by admin on November 28, 2012

Tap, tap, tap…

Is this thing on?

Welcome back to the Listen To Your Mother Chicago website! It’s been an exciting few months back stage for Melisa and me, though it may have appeared quiet on the outside. We are SO thrilled that the time has finally come about to officially begin working on the 2013 show. And can you believe that this year will include a grand total of 24 shows nationwide?!? The “little show” from Madison, Wisconsin is growing in leaps and bounds!

For all of our local writer friends and friends-to-be, we want to tickle your brains with a note that we will be accepting written submissions for the 2013 show very soon! This means that you should be sorting through blog posts, articles, and short stories you’ve written for a piece you’d like to share with Chicago. If you’ve had an idea you’ve been kicking around but haven’t put it to printed word, then this is the time to get to work! Don’t have a blog or write for magazines or newspapers? No problem; LTYM is a show for everyone!

If you are a mother? You are perfect for our show.

If you had a mother? You are perfect for our show.

If you love someone who is a mother but have never had children? Guess what? You’re perfect, too.

We are looking for pieces that are obviously well written, but not necessarily professional. We’re also looking for diverse points of view. Man or woman, elderly or young, gay or straight, religious or atheist, Democrat or Republican: All are welcome. All are wanted.

Keep in mind that this show is PG-13. Language can be forceful but not overly crass. Topics can be hysterical, heart-wrenching or humble but must revolve around the theme of “Motherhood”. Practice reading them aloud. If you can find a piece that meets the above requirements and can be read in about 3-5 minutes, then get it ready to submit when we put out the official call in a few weeks!

If the LTYM Chicago show isn’t already in your feed reader, we highly suggest that you correct that oversight today because updates will be coming out soon and you don’t want to miss this ride!

We cannot wait to start this journey again!


Ann Imig November 28, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Love this.

Kathy November 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Yay! Don’t know how I missed this last year, until it was too late… I will start looking for something to submit and am excited to see the show regardless of if I am a part of it.

Tracey November 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

I cannot WAIT!! 🙂

Kirsten December 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

Woo Hoo!! Your enthusiasm is infectious.

Kate Coveny Hood December 1, 2012 at 4:29 pm

I agree with Kirsten. This team is unstoppable!

Amy December 19, 2012 at 9:56 am

I am very excited to learn about this. Going to start searching my archives.

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