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November 26th: National Day of Listening

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We love this new project from StoryCorps; grab a recorder and join in!

On the day after Thanksgiving, StoryCorps asks all Americans to take an hour to record an interview with a loved one using recording equipment readily available in most homes--a cell phone, computer, pen and paper, or video camera--along with StoryCorps' free Do-It-Yourself Instruction Guide.

We hope that civil conversation within families and communities on the National Day of Listening can help heal some of the political and cultural divides in our country today. The National Day of Listening coincides with Black Friday and provides a great, noncommercial alternative to shopping sprees. Many people like to record National Day of Listening interviews and give them as gifts because it is a meaningful, cost-free way for families to connect during the busy holiday season.

It's our hope that you will join us in spreading the word about this new holiday tradition.

For more information, visit the StoryCorps website.


Caroline M. Grant served on the editorial board of Literary Mama for over ten years, including five as Editor-in-Chief. She is currently Associate Director of the Sustainable Arts Foundation, which provides grants to writers and artists with children.

She is the co-editor of two anthologies: The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat (Roost Books, 2013) and Mama, PhD: Women Write about Motherhood and Academic Life (Rutgers University Press, 2008). Her column, Mama at the Movies, ran on Literary Mama for six years; she has published essays in a number of other journals and anthologies.

She lives in San Francisco with her husband and two sons; she writes about food and family on her blog and at Learning to Eat. Visit her website for more information, including clips from her radio and television events.

Caroline is former editor-in-chief for Literary Mama.


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