Read Well. Write Well. ModernWell 2018 Literary Conference


Do you long to ask authors about how their writing process, who inspired their main character, or what was the hardest part about writing their book? Are you interested in connecting with readers and writers in the Twin Cities?


How about gathering ideas to spark or market your own publishing endeavors? Discovering how to create and maintain a phenomenal book club? Or learning from veteran writers how to keep your writing fresh and your creativity flowing?


Join us at ModernWell’s literary kick-off event where readers and writers will have the opportunity to connect with one another and be inspired by an exciting and eclectic range of guest authors, agents, publishers, and editors. During the daylong conference, attendees may attend keynote and panel discussions, classes, workshops, and a networking/social hour with great food and wine!


“I am so excited to welcome these fabulous authors and literary experts to ModernWell for our first annual Read Well. Write Well conference. In addition to providing an inspired co-operative workspace, my aim is to establish ModernWell as a creative hub for women of the Twin Cities and beyond,” says ModernWell founder Julie Burton.


Tickets are $45 for ModernWell members and $55 for non-members, or $60 for a two ticket member bundle and $75 for a two ticket non-member bundle. 


You will be treated to the words, humor, and inspiration of our keynote speakers including Lorna Landvik, Andrea Jarrell, and Jodi Livon, and learn about the writing process and some tricks of the trade from authors and literary mavens Bev BachelLaurie BuchananJulie BurtonMichelle CoxYanna DemkiewiczBeth DooleyDawn FrederickAnnette GendlerMackenzie L. HaveyHanna KjeldbjergLorna LandvikJess LoureyMindy MejiaAmalia Moreno-DamgaardAmy E. ReichertSarah StonichWendy Webb, and Laura Zats. Panels will be moderated by Nina BadzinAnne Greenwood BrownAnika Fajardo, and Kristin Nilsen


Lorna Landvik is the author of 11 novels, including the best-selling “Patty Jane’s House of Curl,” “Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons,” “Oh My Stars,” and the recently published “Once in a Blue Moon Lodge.” She has also acted in many theatrical productions, including a half dozen shows she wrote herself, including her all-improvised show Party in the Rec Room. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and two daughters.


Andrea Jarrell, author of her new memoir “I’m the One Who Got Away,” has had essays published in the New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other popular and literary publications. She earned her BA in literature at Scripps College and her MFA in creative writing and literature at Bennington College. A Los Angeles native and mother of two, she currently lives in suburban Washington, D.C. with her husband.


Jodi Livon, The Happy Medium®, is author of “The Happy Medium: Awakening to Your Natural Intuition” and “The Happy Medium: Speaking the Language of Intuition.” The founder of The Intuitive Coach LLC, she is also an intuitive coach for the business sector and resident psychic on Twin Cities Live. Livon resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with her husband and their three children, a dog, a turtle, and a fish.


Hope to see you for this day of literature, connection, and ModernWell fun! Get your tickets here!

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