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Do You Have a Story About Motherhood?

Submit your story about motherhood (whether you are a mother or not) to the Listen to Your Mother Sacramento show.

Submissions are currently open for the "Listen to Your Mother" show, a live stage production of local writers reading their stories about motherhood.

The Sacramento show is part of an exciting nationwide series of shows in 24 cities, including New York, San Francisco and Chicago. All shows are held on or around Mother's Day. Each show also benefits a local charity and a portion of Sacramento's show proceeds will be donated to 916 Ink, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve youth literacy.

Sacramento’s LTYM directors are seeking a diverse collection of local writers to read their own words about motherhood. People of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to submit their work. Remember, everyone has a mother story, whether you are a mother or not.

Send your humorous, poignant or soulful words about the good, the bad and the ridiculous of motherhood to nichole@sacramentobloggers.com and margaret@sacramentobloggers.com with “LTYM Submission” in the subject line.

The show will be held on Mother's Day, May 12, at the Crest Theater.  Each performance is recorded and uploaded to the National LTYM YouTube Channel.

Some of the guidelines include:

  • The piece should take about 5 minutes to read aloud (approx 800-900 words).
  • You do not have to be a mother to have a story about motherhood. For example, you could be a 16 year-old boy with a story about your own mother. Or mothers.
  • You do not have to be a professional writer or performer to be in the show.
  • The submission deadline is February 13, 2013.

For more information and submission details, go to the LTYM Sacramento website.

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