Get Ready, St Louis! Submissions Open January!

by Ellie on December 13, 2016


Long time no see, St. Louis!

Winter is upon us, so now is the time to bunker down and think about how you want to start the New Year ahead. Would you like to break out of your comfort zone, share your voice to tell your personal story, make an impact on other people’s lives, and have the time of your life with an amazing group of St. Louis women (and men)? If you answered YES, then you need to be a part of the FIFTH ANNUAL grand finale season of Listen To Your Mother St. Louis. Submissions are now open!

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Listen To Your Mother started in Madison, Wisconsin in 2010, and since then has turned into a national movement to give motherhood a microphone. St. Louis is honored to be part of the journey since 2013, and our LTYM family keeps growing!

2017 is a special year, the grand finale of the national show, and you don’t want to miss this opportunity to share your story, meet an incredible group of writers and new friends, and touch the lives of so many.

As co-producer/directors, Laura, Naomi & I are very proud of the momentum we’ve created right here in The Lou. We are excited to put our community in the spotlight once again and raise money for a local nonprofit charity!

Submissions will be open in January 2017, but you can start thinking about your story NOW! We also will let you know how to buy tickets to celebrate this very special Mother’s Day show at our home venue, the beautifully renovated Institute for Health Education at St. Luke’s.

You can read the official announcement here.

In the meantime, please subscribe to our United States/Canada newsletter and follow us on social media (Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook!).

Got questions? Feel free to contact us at Get ready St. Louis for our best season ever!


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