So…today I had brunch with my friends Mia and John, and my work-wife, Star. Mia asked me if I had posted where I’ll be appearing for the rest of the year and I looked at her blankly. Recovering what passes for my composure these days, I allowed as how I probably should do that. Somehow I don’t have a sense that people want to know such things but Mia assures me some may very well. With thanks to her for her encouragement, here’s where you may see me in the next six months.
Hang on to your knickers.
June 22-25, Wisteria, Ohio
Midsummer Festival with a focus on primitive skills. Teaching traditional Appalachian herbal healing.
June 28, Ashe County Public Library
A talk on Appalachian folkways with a focus on folk magic
July 7-16, Summerland Festival, Wisconsin
Teaching some stuff, doing some ritual, hanging with friends
July 20-23, Mystic South Conference, Hotlanta, Georgia
Headliner: which means teaching some classes. I will also present an academic paper on my recent research on the roots of Appalachian folk magic. And, shockingly, I will be leading an early morning tai chi class. I know, right?
September 9-10, Organic Growers School, Asheville, NC
Teaching a seminar on Appalachian folkways
September 15-17, Delaware
Delmarva Pagan Pride (and a class at a local shop the night before TBA)
September 22-23, Piedmont Pagan Pride
Teaching and talking; class the evening before (TBA)
October 5-8, Calderafest, somewhere in Georgia
Huge Pagan music festival that you shouldn’t miss; I’m just going to goof off but will be singing in the choir for the performance of Brian Henke’s Raven King
October 13-15 Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Swannanoa, NC
October 26-29, Florida Pagan Gathering Samhain Festival
Headlining: teaching, ritualing
November 2-5, FaerieCon, Hunt Valley, Maryland
Teaching, dressing up like a faery, drinking to excess
I think that’s it. I’ll be helping to train new priestesses for Mother Grove Goddess Temple and continuing my clergy work there, of course. I plan to have my new book–Earth Works: Eight Ceremonies for a Changing Planet–off to the editor by Lughnasadh. So a new book by year’s end, if all goes well. Plus gardening, canning, teaching locally, reading tarot. You know..the stuff one does when living a rich and juicy life.
Come see me at one or more of these things. I’d love to see you.
Oh! And witchery. Lots and lots of witchery.