Upcoming events

    • 2 Oct 2022
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • St. Rita Catholic Community, 12521 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX 75244

    All women are invite to share an afternoon with Well-Read Mom!

    Walk-ins are welcome, and you don't have to be a current small group member to participate.

    In Well-Read Mom, women read more and read well. We hope to deepen the awareness of meaning hidden in each woman's daily life, elevate the cultural conversation, and revitalize reading literature from books.

    12:45 p.m. Registration in the Parish Commons (Building A on this map.)

    Highlights include:

    Cultural Renewal Begins with you: How Reading Together Impacts Ourselves, Our Families, and the Culture by Marcie Stokman, WRM founder

    Between the Lines: Go Deeper in Your Reading Practice, Stories of Transformation Through Literature by Colleen Hutt

    Building Culture: How Reading Literature Educates the Imagination, video presentation by Jessica Hooten Wilson, University of Dallas

    Panel Discussion by local Well-Read Moms


    • 14 Oct 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • 15 Oct 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Trinity High School, Eagan, Minnesota

    All women are invited to join us for an inspiring weekend of presentations designed to help us grow in gratitude. You’ll have a chance to meet other Well-Read Moms from across the country as we experience what is good, true, and beautiful. It's going to be a great weekend!

    Your ticket price also includes Friday and Saturday night cocktail receptions and Saturday lunch. 

    Highlights include:

    A Door in the Wall: The Gift of Entering a Truer World Through Stories and The Gift of "Undeception": Good Stories as the Mirrors that Help Us Grow by Haley Stewart, Managing Editor of Word on Fire Spark and the author of The Grace of Enough, Jane Austen's Genius Guide to Life, and The Sister Seraphina Mysteries. 

    The Gift of the Saints and their Stories by Catherine Cavadini, Associate Teaching Professor at the University of Notre Dame and Tess Cassidy, professional freelance artist. 

    Imagination and Sacramentality: Keys to Open the Doors of Literature 

    by Carla Galdo, editor, writer, content creator and frequent Well-Read Mom contributor 

    Sisters, We Need Each Other: The Gift of Sisterhood by Marcie Stokman, founder of Well-Read Mom

    Piano performance and lecture on the nature of music as gift by Brian Billion, classical pianist

    A panel on true generative self-care

    Breakout sessions (new!)

    How to Share Good Books with Your Children and Create a Culture of Dialogue, All by Taking Care of Your Own Heart by Charity Hill

    Between the Lines: Go Deeper in Your Reading Practice, Stories of Transformation through Literature by Colleen Hutt

    The Gift of Receiving the Other - Hospitality and the Home by Ana Braga-Henebry

    We’ll also host many talented and creative vendors!

    Hotel information

    The OMNI hotel is located across the street from our conference venue. Please book your room with this link. (Our WRM block is sold out, so please call to verify availability.)

Past events

13 Aug 2022 Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Help 2022
13 Aug 2022 Well-Read Mom Pilgrimage in Place
4 Mar 2022 Redeemed Women's Conference
29 Jan 2022 Women at the Crossroads of Culture: Well-Read Mom Tenth Anniversary Conference
28 Jan 2022 Building Culture: One Book at Time, a Well-Read Mom Fundraising Event
9 Oct 2021 The Beauty of Reading: Why Together Matters
9 Oct 2021 Experience the Renewing Power of Literature
13 Aug 2021 Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Good Help 2021
18 Jan 2021 Jumpstart Your Reading Resolution: In This House of Brede Read-Along
27 Oct 2020 Well-Read Mom New Leader Orientation
21 Sep 2020 Kick-start Your Reading Habit 5 Day Challenge
31 Aug 2020 Well-Read Mom New Leader Orientation
18 Aug 2020 STORIES THAT WARM THE HEART- an evening of Storytelling by Lungala Rubadiri, based on art by Ugandan artist Paul Nzalamba
28 Jul 2020 Marcie's Virtual Book Tour - How Reading Literature Builds Culture: Give Yourself Permission to Read
22 Jun 2020 An Evening with Well-Read Mom at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe
16 Apr 2020 The Art of Reading: Why Together Matters (Temporarily Postponed)
11 Mar 2020 The Art of Reading: Why Together Matters
15 Feb 2020 Well-Read Mom at the New York Encounter
11 Feb 2020 Jumpstart Your Reading Resolution
4 Feb 2020 The Art of Reading: Why Together Matters & Julian of Norwich Book Introduction
1 Feb 2020 Well-Read Mom in Houston, TX
16 Jan 2020 The Well-Read Mom Book Release Party
11 Jan 2020 Discovering Beauty: Well-Read Mom Conference 2020
23 Nov 2019 Well-Read Mom in Fargo, ND
8 Nov 2019 Well-Read Mom at Notre Dame, South Bend
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