It has been a momentous few days for Womancraft Publishing as multiple authors spoke at two events on opposite sides of the Atlantic in the third week of August. In Chicago (US), at the World Parliament of Religions, authors Liz Childs Kelly (Home to Her) and Gina Martin (When She Wakes trilogy) were joined by Caryn Moon of the Divine Feminine app and two more wonder women to give a talk. Liz’s book won a gold Nautilus award and Nautilus were there with a stand, so she got to meet them in person.
Meanwhile in Lancaster (UK), Womancraft founder Lucy H. Pearce was joined by Yoga for Witches author Sarah Robinson and Descent and Rising author Carly Mountain at The Witches Revival. They each spoke and taught and ran the Womancraft bookstall together, meeting large numbers of Womancraft readers and fans. They sold out of the massive stock – 8 large boxes of books! – by mid afternoon on Saturday. It was a powerful and healing few days and Womancraft look forward to going back next year.
“I had a moment where it hit me and brought me to tears – seeing the books there with our authors and our readers, all in one room: I did this! We’re doing this! All this work we do unseen, all the worries and stress and details, every book chosen and edited and designed, every email written, every contract signed, parcel packed, every trip to the post office made this happen. So much of our work is virtual, I’ve met so few of our authors in real life, we work online, we sell most of our books online. We get lovely emails and reviews and the occasional letter and gift, but to see the reality of Womancraft work and people out in the world was powerful and as we approach the celebration of our first decade, it fired me up for our second decade – one where we do more on the ground, out in the world – more events and meet ups. Our first decade was about establishment and seeding, the second will be about expansion.”
So please do get in touch with us if you are organising or know of an event in your area that our Womancraft authors and bookstall would be right at home at. We certainly can’t promise to attend them all, but we’d love to see what is possible.