24th Annual Winter Solstice

Candlelight Poetry Reading

Sunday December 19, 2021, 7 pm MST

15 poets will 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 are mindful for the health and safety of both poets and attendees in the era of COVID-19, so the 2021 event will be livestreamed from the church via Zoom. For a link please call 505-867-5718.

Rest assured that planners and poets will do everything possible to recreate the contemplative, candle-lit atmosphere, close sense of community, and seasonal reverence that we have come to love about this December Solstice Celebration.



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