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 recordings from 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 June issue is now available for download.
This month's special section features stories of hope from AA members inside and out of prison walls.
Featured Audio Book
The Language of the Heart
Bill W. was the Grapevine's most prolific contributor, writing more than 150 articles, from his first in June 1944 to his last in December 1970. Here in one volume are all of Bill's Grapevine articles, including his first thoughts about the Traditions, his battles with chronic depression and spiritual pride, memories of an all-night drinking spree with Ebby, and a vivid description of how he came to organize the Steps (there were six in the first draft).
- Personal Stories
AA's tales of recovery
Tragedy in the Night
- Twelve Traditions
AA's guiding principles
Behind the Scenes
- Twelve Steps
AA's blueprint for sobriety
The Road from Reno
New to AA? Find sober support
Like a Duckling
Get a dose of Higher Power here
A River Runs Through It
They've experienced it all ... sober
What's My Secret?