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Announcing Our 2015 Cast!

by KeAnne on February 16, 2015

Show dates: check. Show location: check. What else do we need?  Ohhhh right. Our cast!

Marty and I are excited to announce the 2015 cast of Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham!

Laura Brimberry

Allison Barrett Carter

Ann Conlon-Smith

Mary Davila

Jen Foster

Kerri Hall

Mandy Howard

Glenna Wolfe Hurlbert

Erin Stewart Lindquist

Beth Messersmith

Alice Jones Webb

Join us as we welcome to the stage this amazing group of readers whose stories are going to make you laugh, cry and everything in between.

Make plans now to see them on May 7 and May 8, 2015 at Kenan Auditorium on the campus of William Peace University!  Ticket information will be coming soon.

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Our 2015 Local Cause: Book Harvest!

by KeAnne on January 26, 2015

Books are near and dear to my heart; growing up in a rural area as an only child, it was almost impossible to find me without a book in my hand, and I’ve found a lot of pleasure in building my son’s library. Books are fundamental, and it is tragic that so many children do not have access to them. That’s why Marty and I are proud to announce Book Harvest as our local cause for 2015.

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Founded in Chapel Hill in 2011, Book Harvest works to provide a book-rich home environment for Triangle children in need. A nonprofit organization, Book Harvest partners with citizens and community groups to collect new and gently used children’s books and to place those books in the hands and homes of children who need them.

Book Harvest believes that books are a vital tool to help all children succeed in school and in life. As a result, these children are able to start school ready to learn and to stay on track academically once they are in school.

Since its founding in 2011, Book Harvest has collected and distributed more than 240,000 donated books to low-income children throughout the Triangle.

Book Harvest provides books through three different programs:

  • Community Book Bank: “free book” shelves at sites which serve low-income children. Volunteers restock the shelves each week and signs encourage children to take books home
  • Books on Break: 10 books each provided over the summer to elementary-aged children on free and reduced lunch in schools in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Carrboro
  • Book Babies:provides babies from low-income families with new, age-appropriate books from birth through kindergarten

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Book Harvest also has a connection to Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham in that two of the cast members from our inaugural season are heavily involved with it.

We will be supporting Book Harvest through profits from the shows as well as taking show-day donations of children’s books.

Don’t forget that we are accepting submissions until January 31!

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Telling My Story. Telling Your Story

January 14, 2015

2014 Cast member Stephanie Lormand on the power of Listen to Your Mother This time last year I started noticing social media buzz for the Listen To Your Mother 2014 submission deadline. I set a calendar reminder, then a reminder about my upcoming calendar reminder. Like you do. Then I procrastinated. Like I do. Next came the Snowpocalypse and all of these extra people were home from school and work, stuck inside, all loud and distracting. I almost didn’t write anything at all. Plus, did I really want to risk being on a stage? Then the audition. I called my husband from the street in front of producer Marty Long’s house. “Well, how did it go?” he asked. “Dude, my voice was all shaky.” “Really? You?” And after the first meeting/rehearsal: “Well, how did it go?” he asked. “Amazing writers, bona fides all over the place. I’m a little intimidated.” “Really? You?” The […]

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2015 Show Dates

January 12, 2015

We are on the ball this year (third time is the charm?) and are ready to share our show dates and location!  We are honored to be able to hold our show again at Kenan Auditorium on William Peace University’s campus.  Mark your calendars now!   May 7, 2015 or May 8, 2015 7:30 PM Kenan Auditorium William Peace University Ticket information coming soon! And don’t forget that we are accepting submissions until January 31, 2015! by

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What Have You Written Lately? Submissions Now Open!

January 8, 2015

“Have you written anything lately?” Jess asked me. I sighed. “I feel like I don’t have anything to say lately.” Here I sit. Keyboard primed. Fingers sitting on asdf and jkl; ready to say something. Say anything. I have a voice. I have stories to tell. There is joy in my life as a mother and as a daughter. There is pain. Stress. Success. Hope. Failure. I will tell the stories and write about my life. The stories are in all of us. We all have something to say. Listen to Your Mother knows that sharing our stories brings us together. Every time you tell your story, someone listening doesn’t feel alone anymore. “Me too,” they think. And in that moment, you don’t feel alone anymore either. We want to hear your story. Submissions are now open for the 2015 season of Listen to Your Mother: Raleigh-Durham. In our third year as part […]

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