Reading Pagans and Witches
These are our regular
meetings which are held twice a month and serve to educate our members, and
provide regular social opportunities for those in our regional area. Each
meeting is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 7:00 PM
until 9:00 PM. Keep up-to-date on these meetings on our
Events page. Generally we have a pre-determined discussion or
educational talk scheduled for each event to provide focus and inspire
discussion among one another. These meetings have been held regularly each
month since October 14, 2004.
Imbolc Gathering & Expo -
In the dark winter months of Berks county there are few community events.
The Imbolc Expo is the ideal event to break that pallid, wintry monotony. During
this expo is public ritual (held by coven's, kindred's, and folk of the
community), guided meditations, children's entertainment, music,
meet-and-greet time with local folks, and casual cocktail-style eats, as well as
the opportunity to shop with regional vendors of spiritual supplies, home
goods, arts, and more. This event is typically held on the last Saturday of
January, typically starting around 11:00 AM, and closing around 6:00 PM. The
location for our 2015 Imbolc Expo is to be determined, so stay tuned for
We first held this event on February 3, 2007. As of 2012, this event is on hiatus while we work on restructuring our organization to comply with federal non profit regulations as well as focus on community service and education. It is our intention to resume this event in 2015.
PA May Faire
- The PA May
Faire is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the spring season at
At the Faire you'll experience
seasonal rituals held by local pagan groups, on-stage and interactive entertainment,
educational workshops and discussions, craft exhibitors, and the opportunity to shop
with a unique variety of vendors, healers, and readers. The PA May Faire is on
the first Saturday of May each year at the Berks County 4H Community Center
in Leesport. RPW hosted the PA May Faire for the first time on May 12,
2007 after the H.O.M.E. group in Lancaster asked us to take over the
festival for them.
Celebrating Earth Spirituality
Celebrating Earth Spirituality (a.k.a. CES) is an autumn festival of
which the sole purpose is to educate and promote awareness of paganism
and other alternative religions. During this event you'll have the
opportunity to see a large ritual (held by one of the many religious
groups in the region each year), join guest speakers representing the
many paths of paganism, spirituality, and alternative religions, guided meditations
and other spiritual experiences, as well as having the opportunity to shop
among many vendors. CES is generally held on the 2nd Saturday of September each year,
and typically starts around 11:00 AM, and closing around 6:00 PM. In the
past we have held CES at Stoudtburg Village in Adamstown, PA.
We first held this event on September 9, 2009.
We'd gotten so much media attention from this event that we even caught
the eye of The New York Times, and were blessed with the appearance of
Selena Fox as a result! We plan on returning this event in September of
- RPW and its Supporting Members
have voted to cancel the Yule Ball indefinitely.
Field Trips - Every so often
we organize field trips to many interesting destinations, locally and
distant. Some of these events include "Poe Evermore", an evening of theatre
which features the many poems and stories of Edgar Allan Poe, A Dickens of a
Christmas, featuring a night of the works of Charles Dickens' work in
theatric motion, trips to the Renaissance Faire, museums, and more. Stay
tuned for updates and announcements for potential field trips in the future!
Check out our
Facebook event page for up-to-date information on all of our events.