Saturday, October 25: Writing Workshop for Women, co-sponsored by HOWL and the Burlington Writers Workshop. Poetry from 9am to noon and Prose from 1pm to 4pm. Led by HOWL member Tanya Lyn Willard.
Friday, October 31 through Sunday, November 2: Ritual space will be maintained for a full 48 hours for the celebration of Samhain, from 2pm Friday until 2pm Sunday. Join us for the whole weekend or any part of the weekend. If we have enough fire tenders, we will keep a fire going for most of the time. This event is for witches and their allies to celebrate our high holy day Samhain, and to also honor our ancestors on the Day of the Dead, Honoring our witch ancestors who lost their lives during the Burning Times. Some previous knowledge of paganism, earth religions, and/or witchcraft appreciated. Collaborative planning is encouraged, this is a participatory event. Please present suggestions, questions or concerns prior to the event so we can stay in ceremonial space for the weekend. Although there is serious intention, there is always room for gaiety, perhaps we will ride our broomsticks through the fields. This is a great time for future visioning and divination personally, for our communities and Howl, and globally. Perhaps to set deeper the Climate Change march spell begun at the last turning of the seasonal wheel.
Please bring pictures of those who have passed over, items for the altars, candles, warm clothes, sturdy boots, water, flashlights, divination tools, ritual attire if desired, musical instruments, food and monetary offerings for Howl.
Sunday, November 9: Howl in the 21st century discussion meeting at Fletcher Free Library. Held from 2pm to 4pm.
Saturday, November 15: Artist's Way workshop from 10am to 4pm, led by Huntington writer and artist Holly McLoughlin. Only three spaces still open. Email directly for more details.