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The Listening, Inc.


Non-profit - Professional Organization

About Us

In 2012, a group of friends decided to get together and do something very simple: enjoy intentional art. It wasn't enough to chat about it, but to actually pursue a greater, shared appreciation of the music and poetry they enjoyed individually. A few months later, at The White Hart on March 29th, 2013, it was given a name, inspired by the debut album by hip-hop group Little Brother, and this platform was called ''The Listening''. A simple concept with a simple plan. Throughout that year, a small community began to take form, joining the creative renaissance already taking place within the city of Lynchburg, Virginia. Using the open mic format, they discussed themes like ''Confessions'' and ''Classics''.