Byron Ballard - A Featured Presenter with HexFest 2021

Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day
and the Witches of New Orleans

Byron Ballard

Workshops for 2021

Endarkenment and Protection Magic
Saturday, Aug 7, 1:30pm
St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Sex and the Art of Magical Maintenance
Saturday, Aug 7, 5:00pm
St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Warts, Waters and What Mountain Folk Know
Sunday, Aug 8, 1:30pm
St Ann Cottage 1 [map]

Panel Discussion
The Magick of the Healer: Serving Community in a Time of Crisis

Sunday, Aug 8, 5:00pm
St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Full Schedule

H. Byron Ballard, BA, MFA, is a western NC native, teacher, folklorist and writer. She has served as a featured speaker and teacher at Sacred Space Conference, Summerland Spirit Festival, Pagan Spirit Gathering, Southeast Wise Women’s Herbal Conference, Glastonbury Goddess Conference, Heartland, Sirius Rising, Starwood, Scottish Pagan Federation Conference and other gatherings. She is senior priestess and co-founder of Mother Grove Goddess Temple in Asheville, N.C. Her essays are featured in several anthologies and she writes a regular column for Witches and Pagans Magazine. Her book “Staubs and Ditchwater” debuted in 2012 and the companion volume “Asfidity and Mad-Stones” was published in Oct. 2015. “Embracing Willendorf: A Witch’s Way of Loving Your Body to Health and Fitness” launched in May, 2017. “Earth Works: Ceremonies in Tower Time” debuted in June 2018. Byron is currently at work on “Gnarled Talisman: Old Wild Magics of the Motherland” and “The Ragged Wound: Salving the Soul of Appalachia.”

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