Presentation Proposals Open for Pagan Spirit Gathering in Illinois
Proposals for workshops, rituals, concerts, and other presentations are now being accepted from people who are registered for Circle Sanctuary's Pagan Spirit Gathering (PSG), June 19-26. This year the event will be held about 80 miles west of downtown Chicago, according to a news release issued by Circle Sanctuary on Feb. 2. A weeklong "celebration of Summer Solstice & Community" PSG 2011 will be held at Stonehouse Park, a rural historical re-enactment campground near Earlville in northern Illinois. PSG founder Selena Fox comments:
We haven't been this close to Chicago since PSG 1983 when our site was on private land along the Rock River. This is the first time that PSG will be in Illinois, and we have been getting very positive responses to the news from Illinois Pagans as well as Pagans from around the country.The Circle Sanctuary release describes the site as a 50-acre wooded park with plenty of level, shaded camping areas, a creek for wading, a sandy beach and pond for swimming, a large barn for indoor concerts and talks, plus a campstore, showerhouse, and other buildings. Cell phone service works at this site and there also is wi-fi.
In addition to Selena Fox, planned featured presenters include Ruth Barrett, Falcon River, Raven Grimassi, Stephanie Taylor, Patrick McCollum, Nora Cedarwind Young, and Japanese shamanic percussionist Shibaten. PSG planners expect to announce more authors, musicians, and other presenters in coming weeks.To register, go here. Besides presentation proposals, vendor applications are also being accepted from registrants.