Byron Ballard - A Featured Presenter with HexFest 2019
August 9 to 11, 2019 at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel Presented by Brian Cain, Christian Day, and the Witches of New Orleans

Byron Ballard

Workshops for 2019

Hillfolks Hoodoo: Appalachia's Living Folk Magic Tradition
Saturday, Aug 10, 3:15pm
St Mary Salon 1 [map]

Willful Bane: the Joy of Hex
Sunday, Aug 11, 10:45am
St Mary Salon 2 [map]

Honey on the Stones: Sovereignty, Sex and Myth
Sunday, Aug 11, 3:15pm
St Ann Cottage 2 [map]

Panel Discussion
Facing the Final Doorway: End of Life Concerns in Magical Traditions

Sunday, Aug 11, 5:00pm
St Joseph Salon [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, NC. 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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