Welcome to #LTYM Raleigh-Durham!

Meet the cast!

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ANN IMIG is the founder of the live-reading series and video sharing company LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER and editor of the acclaimed anthology LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now (Putnam Books, 2015). A Stay-At-Home Humorist, Ann’s writing has been featured on sites like CollegeHumor, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post and The Washington Post. National TV appearances include ABCnews.com, NBC Nightly News and the webseries Battleground and The Louise Log. Ann’s blog (annsrants.com) has been named a Babble Top 100 Mom Blog, A BlogHer Voice of the Year, and a SheKnows Top 5 Funniest Mom Blog. Ann lives with her husband and children in Madison, Wisconsin.

 

Marty Long

MARTY LONG Co-Producer/Director — Upon deciding that North Carolina really was God’s country, Marty left Mississippi for what her mother referred to as “up north” 18 years ago. As someone with an unmarketable Bachelor of Music in music composition must do, she pieced together a career that involved teaching piano and composition lessons, playing in unsuccessful original bands at night, and working with local arts non-profits. Pretty certain that motherhood wouldn’t fit into her extensive open-mic night touring, she settled into the notion of having furkids for life.

All of that changed when she married Kevin Long in 2006 and as a bonus, became stepmama to Mallory, now 20.  Now, Marty is a mama for Mallory, Christopher (8), and Colin (6), two needy dogs, a yard full of chickens, and a tank full of guppies. She is part of the group, Lorica, providing piano and backing vocals for Celtic New Age musician and local news anchor, Bill Leslie.  Never one to just have one job, Marty is the Executive Director for the Raleigh Civic Symphony Association and also teaches Music Together classes in the mornings. When she is at home and not taking care of children or doing one of a thousand weekly loads of laundry, she is recording music with her husband, planning her next big thing, or writing.

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KEANNE HOEG Co-Producer — KeAnne is a member of a rare breed known as a “native North Carolinian” and suspects her family never forgave her for moving to “the big city” for college and never leaving.  During the day she plays with data for a large university.  After work she can be found instilling her love for Anthony Bourdain into her 7-year-old son Daniel, tripping over a proliferation of Legos, cleaning up after a geriatric cat and binging on TV series with her husband thanks to the joys of Netflix and Amazon.  Self-described as having “a wealth of useless knowledge,” she has no real hobbies, Tweets obsessively, occasionally reads and explores the sacred, profane and mundane on her blog Family Building with a Twist. She also plays the lottery every Wednesday and Saturday because it is a civic obligation.

 

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