Motherhood & Words

1st Annual Motherhood & Words® Writing Conference & 13th Annual Motherhood & Words® Reading 

For over a decade I have been hosting my annual Motherhood & Words reading featuring awesome mother writers, and for the last few years I’ve been thinking about expanding that reading into something else, something bigger. Well, it’s happening. I’m thrilled to announce that registration for the FIRST annual Motherhood & Words Writing Conference and the 13th Annual Reading are now open!

This is going to be an amazing day focused on craft and building community! The conference includes sessions on finding the meaning in your storiescreating strong characterssettling on the structure to hold your story, and juggling the working writing mothering life. Lunch break-out session will cover crafting the nonfiction book proposal, creative publishing, and creative collaboration and the science of sharing.

Saturday, April 27th – ModernWell, Minneapolis

Conference: 9:30-4:30

Reading: 7:00-9:00 pm

Featured presenters are Anika FajardoShannon GibneyApril GibsonJanine KovacKate St. Vincent VoglErin O. White, and Wise Ink co-founders, Dara Beevas and Amy Quale.

And Anika FajardoApril Gibson and Janine Kovac will be the readers for the 13th Annual Motherhood Reading. Join us for this amazing day!

Tickets are limited so click here to register today! * There are also a limited number of low-income and scholarship tickets available. Please call ModernWell at (763) 999-7920 for more information.

Sponsored by Love & Drishti.

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I have been teaching creative writing for almost twenty years. Reading about other women’s lives and experiences has expanded my world. To be able to walk in someone else’s shoes, whether it’s for a moment or an hour or a few days, is an incredible gift, providing me with insight into the human experience. It takes courage to write your truths, especially if it doesn’t seem as though anyone cares, as though anyone is listening. Let me tell you: your stories matter, I’m listening, and I’m here to help you find the heart of those truths, to get them down on the page, to craft them, and to send them out into the world. Together, we will change the world, one story at a time.