Mother's Day event wants to hear from Eastern Iowa moms

Submissions are open for this year's Listen To Your Mother, an annual Mother's Day event coming to Eastern Iowa for the first time this year. Listen to Your Mother Eastern Iowa ill be May 12 at CSPS/Legion Arts in Cedar Rapids. Proceeds support Waypoint.

Organizers are seeking Eastern Iowa mothers' stories of motherhood – the humor, the heartbreak, the giggles and the goo. They want it. Submissions are open through Saturday (Feb. 23)  via email to Use the headline “LTYM Submission.” In-person call backs for those pieces that are chosen will be in early to mid-March. Ten to 12 speakers will be selected.

Submissions can be funny or serious. Poetry or prose. For inspiration, check out these videos from previous shows. Pieces must not be longer than 5 minutes when read out loud.

For more information, visit this blog post on the national site.

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