Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Calling all moms...


www.listentoyourmothershow.com/stlouis



It isn't any easier being the kid than it is being the mom. We've all gone through the trials and tribulations, the good, the bad, the fun, the funny, the sad, the sappy.

EVERYBODY has a story to tell. Maybe yours will be about being a mother. Or maybe you could write about your own mother.

You do not have to be a writer to write your personal story for this wonderful stage presentation, Listen to Your Mother St. Louis which is part of a national event.

I participated last year, and I can assure you that the stories were amazing; some made me weep, some made me guffaw and some made me smile with contentment. The entire charity event was life changing. Participants and attendees were impacted by personal stories about overcoming obstacles, cherishing mothers, struggling with motherhood, honoring motherhood.

Even my husband commented about how diverse and heart touching the stories were.

Emotions ran high as women read their stories aloud before a live audience.

Get your story in. The deadline is three weeks away. Write from YOUR heart. That's what I did. here is a You Tube link of me reading my story.

Linda O Connell reading "A Working Mom's Retirement Plan ...
Linda O'Connell, writer and teacher always wanted to be in the creative and performing arts ...www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHr1TZP80fc

Please feel free to run your story past me if you have any doubts or if you want me to preview it for you and make suggestions before you submit. Best of luck to all of you.

While I'm thinking about it, Chicken Soup for the Soul is also looking for moms stories. Start writing.


12 comments:

K9friend said...

Right now I'm trying to work on another project, so I won't submit to this one. Good luck, though, to everyone who does!

Pat
Critter Alley

Sioux said...

Linda--I will keep my fingers crossed for all my St. Louis writer friends...especially the WWWPs.

Val said...

I will bite on that Chicken Soup bait, but leave the fright of the stage to you extroverts. Thanks for the info!

Laura Ray said...

Don't let stage fright get in your way--it's a powerful experience that might surprise you. Besides, we all have a great time together!

Mary Horner said...

Thanks for the information. I'm going to look to see what I have. Can it be something that's already published?

Shelly said...

Hmmm- now this is piquing my interest. Thank you for sharing~

Lynn said...

Thanks for the reminder. You were great, of course, and as always!!!!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

Too far away to take advantage of this one, but I'll be rooting for all my St. Louis pals.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Loved your working mom account, Linda

Tammy said...

I too loved your performance. This is such a cool event.

BECKY said...

Hey Linda, I recently posted some calls for submissions that you might be interested in. I don't think you've popped over in quite a while.

Laura Ray said...

Linda, You are the best LTYM P.R. person anyone could ever ask for! I love you and thank you for all of your support. Can't wait to see you SOON! Laura