Kate Hopper and ModernWell present the 1st annual Motherhood & Words Writing Conference and the 13th Annual Motherhood & Words Reading

Join us for an amazing day focused on craft and building community! The conference includes sessions on finding the meaning in your stories, creating strong characters, settling 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.

April 27th – Conference 9:30-4:30; Reading 7:00-9:00 pm

Featured presenters are Anika Fajardo, Shannon Gibney, April Gibson, Janine Kovac, Kate St. Vincent Vogl, Erin O. White, and Wise Ink co-founders, Dara Beevas and Amy Quale.

Anika Fajardo, April Gibson and Janine Kovac will be the featured readers for the 13th Annual Motherhood Reading. Join us for this amazing day!


9:15-9:45 – Registration/Snacks/Coffee/Book Sales


9:45-9:55 – Welcome


9:55-10:05 – Creative Meditation – Kirsie Schwedner of Love & Dristi


10:15-11:15 – Session 1 – “Beyond Anecdotes: Finding Meaning in Your    Stories” –  Anika Fajardo


11:30-12:30 – Session 2 – “Framing a Life: Finding the Structure to Hold Your Story” – Kate Hopper and Erin White


12:45-1:45 – Lunch break-outs

  • Crafting the Nonfiction Book Proposal  – Kate Hopper
  • Creative Collaboration and the Science of Sharing  – Janine Kovac
  • Creative Publishing – Dara Beevas and Amy Quale of Wise Ink


2:00-3:00 – Session 3 – “Bringing Them to Life: Character Development and Writing the Real People in Our Lives” – Kate St. Vincent Vogl


3:15-4:15 – Session 4 – “Women Working, Writing, Mothering, Playing” – Shannon Gibney and April Gibson


4:15-4:30 – Wrap Up


* Conference registration includes a ticket for the evening reading. Lunch and coffee/snacks are included in the conference registration. There will be a wine reception and book signing after the reading.


7 – 9 pm – Reading with wine, reception, and book signing