LTYM Bangor EXTENDS Audition Times!


The LTYM Bangor team has EXTENDED audition times! At the time of THIS blog post the following times are OPEN:





Everyone has a story about motherhood, and we want to hear it! Are you a mom, non-mom, man, woman, son, daughter, young, or old? Do you have stories about motherhood that you want to share? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! Email us at to get your audition spot NOW!

We are looking for stories that can be read aloud in a 5 minute time frame. Stories may be previously published on blogs or in print. Although the central theme MUST be about motherhood, we are open to stories that are funny, sad, serious, poignant, and anything in between!


LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER (LTYM) is a one day live staged-reading event giving local writers the opportunity to share their stories of motherhood. The event is Thursday, May 7th at 7:30 PM at The Gracie Theatre in Bangor, Maine.

What: LTYM, is an acclaimed series created by founder and National Director Ann Imig in 2010. LTYM is now in 39 cities nationwide that will be hosting similar events on or around Mother’s Day, and all 39 shows will be videotaped for LTYM’s YouTube channel . **New for 2015**: LTYM also anticipates the publication of the anthology LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER: What She Said Then, What We’re Saying Now coming from Putnam & Son (a division of Penguin) on April 7th, and available for preorder now.

10% of Bangor ticket proceeds will benefit SPRUCE RUN and LTYM will fund-raise on behalf of SPRUCE RUN at the event.

When: Auditions are FRIDAY February 6th from 5:00-7:00 PM at ERA DAWSON offices at 417 Main Street Bangor, Maine 04401


Saturday February 7h, 1:00-3:00 PM at ERA DAWSON offices at 417 Main Street

Auditions are by appointment only.

How: To audition please contact SARAH COTTRELL via email, with the word “AUDITION” in the subject line. Please include your name, contact number, and availability. Appointments will be first-come/first-serve until all slots are filled. AUDITION PIECES SHOULD NOT EXCEED 5 MINUTES.

  • Also please bring a copy of your piece that will not be returned.
  • plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form

Previously published work accepted as long as author retains full rights or has express permission to read the work for the event.

Who: LTYM Bangor is produced by SARAH COTTRELL. Sarah is a Bangor Daily News blogger and regular contributor to the Huffington Post, BlogHer, and Scary Mommy. Her work has appeared in two popular anthologies, Clash of the Couples, and Scary Mommy’s Guide To Surviving the Holidays and will appear in 5 more books in 2015.

To sign up for an audition email


Sarah Cottrell

About Sarah Cottrell

Maine-based writer Sarah Cottrell is the voice behind Housewife Plus at the Bangor Daily News and is a regular contributor to Disney’s Babble and Momtastic. She is a co-author in six books including I Still Just Want To Pee Alone from the New York Times Bestselling series. Sarah’s work has also been highlighted and featured by SELF Magazine, National Public Radio, Washington Post, and VICE Tonic.