Pilgrim Park near Princeton Illinois2023 Spring at Pilgrim ParkWe were at Pilgrim Park again this year, June 2-4.

Keynote speaker was Martha Kirby Capo!

Martha Kirby Capo is a Solitary Witch currently working with Brigid, Hekate, Pan, and Cernunnos. She is the page manager of Patheos Pagan’s shared blog The Agora, where she writes as The Corner Crone. Her Moments for Meditation can be heard on KPPR Pure Pagan Radio.

Martha Kirby Capo

Martha has been active in several Unitarian Universalist congregations for over 35 years, including First Jefferson (Ft. Worth TX), Bay Area (Clear Lake TX), Peoples (Cedar Rapids IA), and DuPage (Naperville IL). She is currently a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Miami, where she has established a monthly Drum Circle and serves as a resource for members seeking to learn more about paganism. Martha has served on the CUUPS Board and was a co-founder DuPage UU’s Earth-centered spirituality group. With members of that group, she led the Opening Ritual of Greater Chicagoland Pagan Pride 2017.

Martha has been extensively anthologized through Skinner House books, Flying Cow Productions, and various Llewellyn Publications. An online collection of her work is included in the UUA’s Worship Web Library, which provides resources for worship services and personal spiritual practice. An award-winning poet and lyricist, she has written for several online and print magazines, including The Wild Hunt and Witchology. Martha has been a presenter at Florida Pagan Gathering, Turning the Tide, and Mystic South. She is a member of Circle Sanctuary and Everglades Moon, a Local Council representing the Covenant of the Goddess in Florida.

Martha’s first book, Thrifty Witchery, co-authored with Vincent Higginbotham, is available at online and local bookstores. Her second book, Quantum Magick, is forthcoming. You can keep up with Martha’s latest activities by following her on Facebook or Instagram.