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Praises to Tonantzin

Come celebrate the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe and the Winter Solstice as the Museum hosts this ninth annual evening of poetry and song. You are invited to bring offerings of poetry, stories, dreams, or music — your own work or the work of others — in English and/or Spanish. Participate as a reader, a listener, or both. The Virgin of Guadalupe is often known as Tonantzin, meaning the mother goddess, Mother Earth, and a form of address for the Virgin Mary. She blends the Old World, embodied in the Catholic Church, and the indigenous peoples of the New World. Her actual feast day is on December 12. This year, the Winter Solstice occurs on December 21, marking the shortest day of the calendar and the birth of the new solar year. Feel free to also bring an offering of food to share.

Organized by Bill Churchill and Theresa Whitehill, with support from the Grace Hudson Museum, Writers Read, and the Poet Laureate Committee of Ukiah. For more information, contact Theresa Whitehill at Para mas información, comuníquese a Jabez Churchill at

Later Event: January 26
The Making of Artful Liaisons