Listen To Me: I Have An Announcement! (Then, Listen To Your Mother!)

I am beyond excited to FINALLY be able to talk about this online, after six days of knowing about it.

Six days that seem like six years, that is!

I, along with my friend Tracey of Just Another Mommy Blog, will be bringing the “Listen To Your Mother” show to Chicago in 2012!

What IS the “Listen To Your Mother” show, you ask?

It’s a showcase of local writers who read, for a live audience, one “performance” only, their words about motherhood.

The first show, in Madison, Wisconsin on Mother’s Day in 2010 was conceived (get it?) and produced by Ann Imig, who is now the National Director. This year, the show went national with five cities (Madison, Spokane, Los Angeles, Austin, and NW Indiana–Valparaiso to be exact).

In 2012, there will be shows in TEN cities, and BlogHer is the National Sponsor. I’m so thrilled that our application to bring it to Chicago was accepted, and look forward to leaping out of the box and working on a project like no other I’ve ever had the opportunity to put my hands on. Now the real work begins for Tracey and me!

You’ll be hearing lots more about this: trust me. In the meantime, check out the new-and-improved Listen To Your Mother website, where you can find lots of information about the show (including links to videos of readings from the 2010 and 2011 show).

And now? I’d better go rest up. The show is in less than six months!

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