A unique way to share a great narrative — and celebrate and validate motherhood — is to take part in the Listen to Your Mother program that’s being held for the fifth year in 39 cities around the U.S.
Individuals are invited to compose and read an original story about some aspect of motherhood to audition for a spot in a local Listen to Your Mother show open to the public and broadcast on the Internet. The piece can be nostalgic, witty, thoughtful, or silly.
And the entrants don’t have to be women, or mothers, either.
In Charleston, S.C., where I live, 12 participants will be selected — based on how the stories interconnect to make a cohesive whole.
The authors will read their pieces in a local show May 3 at Charleston Music Hall before a live audience.
In addition, each local show (held during the two weeks before Mother’s Day) will be videotaped and posted on the LTYM UTube station this summer — for the whole world to hear.
To participate in Charleston, register now for auditions March 1 and March 2. Last year 38 people auditioned, and 28 people have signed up for this year’s event so far.
Sounds like an interesting opportunity to give motherhood a microphone, doesn’t it? Come on out and share your story — and check out the tales other people tell.
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