Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Ninefold Festival will be held online via Zoom – Saturday and Sunday, September 19-20. We welcome all women to join us in this space of learning and sharing, and hope to be able to be in person again in 2021! The theme for our online festival is The Mythic Otherworld.
This event is sponsored by the Sisterhood of Avalon, and is open to all women, especially those with an interest in British and Celtic Paganism, Welsh Traditions, Druidism, Goddess Spirituality, and Wise Women’s Ways.
Ninefold Festival features engaging speakers and teachers, talented musical guests, unique vendors, and the warmth of community as Sisters and women from around North America gather around our community hearth fire!
2020 Ninefold Festival Schedule
All times are in US Eastern
Saturday, Sept. 19
11:00am – 11:45am Welcome/Opening
12:00 – 1:30pm Workshops
2:00pm – 4:00pm Keynote by Jhenah Telyndru
4:15pm – 5:00pm Alyssa Yeager Concert
5:30pm – 7:30pm Ritual
8:00pm – 10:00pm Bardic Circle
Sunday, Sept. 20
11:00am – 12:30pm Workshops
1:00pm – 3:00pm Keynote by Courtney Weber
3:30pm – 4:15pm Randi Baker Concert
4:30pm – 6:00pm Workshops
6:15pm – 7:00pm Closing/Farewells
All keynotes, workshops, and concerts will be recorded and are included as part of your registration.
THE NINEFOLD VISION
The Sisterhood of Avalon’s Ninefold festival embodies a vision toward creating diverse community in sacred space, building bonds of sisterhood across cultures, and celebrating the Goddess’ unique reflection in every woman. With an emphasis on Avalonian Tradition and teachings, the Ninefold gathering seeks to bring Avalon out from the mists and into the world where Her gifts of safety, healing, and sovereignty can be experienced. The Sisterhood welcomes all women to participate in the mysteries of the Ninefold–whether for a weekend…or a lifetime.
Founded in 1995, the Sisterhood of Avalon is a non-profit organization with international membership that focuses on Celtic women’s mysteries and which seeks to balance intuitive wisdom with scholastic achievement. Among its activities, the SOA sponsors the Avalonian Thealogical Seminary; facilitates international training intensives; hosts spiritual pilgrimages to sacred sites in the UK and Ireland through Mythic Seeker; publishes devotional anthologies, keepsake datebooks, and religious calendars through Ninth Wave Press, as well as “The Tor Stone” a digital Journal of Women’s Spirituality, and “The Barge”, our member newsletter; hosts an annual Celtic women’s spirituality gathering called the Ninefold Festival; connects with women around the world through AvaCon, an online conference; and provides a variety of learning opportunities both through local hearth groups and online community support.