24th Annual Winter Solstice Candlelight Poetry Reading

Sunday December 19, 2021, 7 p.m. MST

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

Normally this beloved seasonal event is 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 2021 event was livestreamed from the church via Zoom. We’ll post the link to the recorded zoom here as soon as it is available. The audio recording is available below.


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