Tuesday, May 10, 2011

LTYM Spokane, Sunday, May 8, 2011

(All photography for the event by Follger Photography.)

There are not adequate words for Sunday afternoon, these incredible women or their stories.

The awe-inspiringly amazing cast of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Spokane 2011. From back left: Elise Raimi (co-producer), Kristina Mattson, Jeni Steeber, Michele Burkey, Courtney Clark, Ivory Coghlan, Cherie Killilea and Teresa Schock. Front row: Christine Goodell, Mindi Finch, Lisa Fairbanks-Rossi and Stacey Conner (co-producer/director).  Photo credit:  Follger Photography.

Teresa Schock - "B-R-E-A-T-H-E"

Kristina Mattson - "Prize Package"

Elise Raimi (producer) - "Love, Actually"

Christine Goodell - "Dear Kim"

Jeni Steeber - "Invisible Mother"

Lisa Fairbanks-Rossi - "Demoted from Miracles to Pains in the Ass"

Michele Burkey - "Unfaltering" and "Sweetness"

Mindi Finch - "Diagnosiversary"

Cherie Killilea - "Between the Laundry and the Library"

Ivory Coghlan - "Motherless Mother"

Courtney Clark - "Tears of Rachel"

Stacey Conner (producer/director) - "A Revelation of Sorts"

Curtain call. It was over far too soon.  Thank you for coming.  See you next year.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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We can't wait to see you there this Sunday!

Monday, April 25, 2011

At the edge

Ann Imig, our national director, put these last few days before the show into beautiful words.  Read her words. And then buy your tickets to LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Spokane.  We promise, you want to share in this experience.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Help us spread the word

We have buttons! If you are planning to attend the Spokane LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show, grab one and help us promote the event on your website or facebook page.  The codes are all posted on the national site.

It is truly not to be missed.

Tickets on sale:  www.listentoyourmotherspokane.eventbrite.com

Friday, April 1, 2011

BlogHer joins LTYM

BlogHer, the premier website for women in social media, is the national media sponsor for LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER.  Read the exciting announcement on the national LTYM site.  We can't say it any better than Ann did. Elise and I remain giddy and grateful to be a part of a brilliant idea that is quickly becoming a national phenomenon in women's voices, creativity and online community.

Don't miss your chance to be at the inaugural Spokane production of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER.  Tickets are on sale right now through our on-line ticket site Eventbrite

Sunday, March 27, 2011

LTYM Spokane tickets on sale now

The cast, producers and director of LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Spokane would like to invite you to celebrate Mother's Day with us. Come to the Spokane Community College Lair Auditorium at 3:00 p.m. on May 8, 2011 and let our twelve amazing readers take you on a ninety minute journey through the joys, griefs, groans, laughter and tears that are motherhood.

Tickets for LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Spokane are on sale now through our Eventbrite page. Tickets are $10.00 plus a processing fee from the Eventbrite site. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $12.00. Children under four are free. Please remember that there is profanity and some of the readings include adult topics.

The LTYM show promises a great Mother's Day afternoon out for groups of friends, mothers of all ages, and anyone who has a mother!  Don't miss the first annual Spokane LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER show. It is sure to become a Mother's Day tradition.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER Spokane will donate 5% of net proceeds to the national charity, City of Joy, a group supporting community reintegration for survivors of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo. An additional 5% of net proceeds will be donated to our local Crosswalk Teen Shelter, which provides, among many valuable services, parenting classes for young, at-risk families.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Local Cause: Spokane Crosswalk Teen Shelter

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER is committed to supporting motherhood, not just creatively, but also through financial contributions to non-profit organizations that support families in need.

In 2011, all five LTYM productions will donate 5% of net proceeds to our national cause V-Day City of Joy, an initiative that supports healing for women survivors of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  In addition, each production will donate 5% of net proceeds to a local community cause.

We are pleased to announce that LTYM's cause in Spokane is the Crosswalk Teen Shelter, a project of The Volunteers of America, Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho.  Crosswalk is an emergency shelter serving more than 1,000 children ages 13-17 in an average year.  The project is dedicated to restoring hope and encouraging personal responsibility among homeless youth in order to break the cycle of youth homelessness. In addition to providing medical and mental-health care, substance abuse treatment, life skills and self-sufficiency classes, job placement assistance and family reconciliation services, the shelter holds attachment and bonding classes for teen mothers and fathers and hosts an on-site Head Start program for young, struggling families.

Thank you to the staff and the many volunteers that make this safe haven for at risk teens and their vulnerable children possible. We are thrilled to support this project.