Learn About Grapevine's Audio Project
Record Your Story
Beginning in mid-January 2013, Grapevine started collecting up to 7-minute stories from the Fellowship in the form of audio recordings.
The recorded stories will go through Grapevine's editorial process just like the stories published in the magazine and online. If your story is accepted, Grapevine will publish it online and/or transcribe it for the magazine or website.
For those interested in participating, we offer some information below to help guide you in this process.
Don't worry though, GV's existing products are still available. Below, you will also find links to the monthly recorded Audio Grapevine and a featured audio book.
Note: Grapevine will not be collecting nor recording speakers at AA meetings.
How to Share Your Story With Us
There are a few different and easy ways you can record your story:
Beginning mid-January 2013:
- Call our audio project voicemail system. Read instructions here.
- Or use your own digital recorder, smartphone or other mobile device. WAV and MP3 files will be accepted.
Recording Tips and Suggested Topics
We've put together some tips to help you think about topics, length of your recording (under 7 minutes), and some general guidelines. Read more.
Listen to Stories by Members
Want to share your experience, strength and hope with the Fellowship as a recorded audio story but are unsure of what to do?
Try listening to these two sample stories:
In the future, these member stories will be available for purchase as a single story or as audio anthologies.
This Month's Recorded Grapevine
The recorded December issue is now available for download.
This month's magazine includes a special section featuring stories about staying sober through the holiday season.
Featured Audio Book
The Best of Bill
This new audiobook contains five of Bill W.'s most powerful Grapevine articles sharing his thoughts on faith, fear, honesty, humility, and love.
The essays contained in this audiobook discuss the spiritual principles that have helped millions of people recover from alcoholism and enriched the lives of countless others around the world.
Get a dose of Higher Power here
December 2013: Where the ducks swim
They've experienced it all ... sober
December 2013: You won’t find rainbows in the bottom of a glass
New to AA? Find sober support
December 2013: Blowing in the wind
Giving it away to keep it
December 2013: Flight from Omaha
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
December 2013: Christmas in a bar
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
December 2013: Late night at the drive-thru