25th Annual Winter Solstice Candlelight Poetry Reading

Saturday December 17, 2022, 7 p.m. MST

In 2022 we celebrated our 25th anniversary with the theme Touching Silver. 

17 poets read their poems by the light of a single candle.

This beloved seasonal event was held in the candle-lit sanctuary of historic Las Placitas Presbyterian Church in Placitas, NM, and it is memorable for the warmth of seasonable fellowship among friends and community, and for the traditional reception featuring hot spiced cider and cookies.

This year, however, we were mindful for the health and safety of both poets and attendees in the era of COVID-19, so the 2022 event was both in-person and livestreamed from the church via Zoom

Watch the zoom recording here.

Download a pdf of the program

Download the 2022 chapbook here.


Listen to the 2021 recording

Download the program as a pdf

Download the 2021 chapbook here.



Download the 2020 Chapbook


Listen to audio only, includes introductory original music by John Bullock

Sponsored annually by the Earth Care Fellowship of Las Placitas Presbyterian Church