TWH – Now that the season has turned and we are nearing the end of the 2017, we look back, one last time, to review this historic year. What happened? What didn’t happen? What events shaped our thoughts and guided our actions? In our collective worlds, both big and small, what were the major discussions?
ONTARIO — The Great Pagan Roast Series was once again celebrated at this year’s HearthFire Festival Aug. 17–20. The 2017 honouree was Brian Walsh, a storyteller, teacher, Pagan chaplain for the University of Toronto and member of Céilí Sídhe. Walsh has worked as a hospital spiritual care provider for 11 years and counting. He is mainly known for his impressive list of accomplishments and contributions to the Pagan community, and is also loved for his winning smile and rather large collection of vests. The Great Pagan Roast Series is hosted each year by Crystal Allard and Khaman Mythwood.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Pagan woman who is deaf alleges that Louisville Pagan Pride refused to provide her with a sign language interpreter for its upcoming Pagan Pride Day event. Event organizers say budget constraint was to blame for their initial refusal, but they are now making arrangements to accommodate Virginia Beach when she presents her workshop next Saturday. In early August, Beach contacted Louisville Pagan Pride (LPP) to ask if she could present a workshop on being Pagan and deaf. LPP accepted her workshop proposal.