VIRTUAL Getting To Know The Goddess : The Chrone Chronicles

Monday, June 13, 2022, 7-9 p.m. CST, on Zoom

A  Virtual Program in BookWoman’s monthly “Getting to Know the Goddess” series

Crone Chronicles 20-20©: Intimately Inspiring Glimpses into the Lives of Wise Women 52+

Join us for readings and musical performances from Crone Chronicles 20-20©: Intimately Inspiring Glimpses into the Lives of Wise Women 52+, a collection of over 90 short stories, poems, and songs by 57 female elders venerated for their experience, judgment, and wisdom. The anthology includes writings from a broad demographic and geographic cross-section of female elders 52+. Crone Chronicles 20-20 writers hold their heads high, laugh, cry, and explore what it means to grow old: reshaping negative images of crones by reclaiming the crone archetype “wise woman.”  For details, visit our website at

Crone Chronicles 20-20 is available from BookWoman:

Debra L. Gish, B.A., M.A. Sociology, Women’s Studies & Conflict Resolutionis an international development practitioner and peace mediator, author, and the Managing Editor of this priceless collection by female elders. Recognizing the glaring ignorance related to women's roles worldwide, she's dedicated her life to promoting women's worth. Gish seeks to help heal and empower crones through storytelling, thus preventing us from becoming'invisible' after raising families, retiring, or being "alone" due to divorce, death, sexuality, poverty, or illness. Debra will facilitate and read Once Upon a Crone.

Salkana Schindler,  M.S., R.N.: Senior Content Editor and Editorial Review Board member, Crone Chronicles 20-20. Ms. Schindler has led workshops for womyn incorporating feminist spirituality, empowerment & movement since 1988. She founded Moving with Spirit in the 1990s in which she led spiritual retreats in remote places in nature.

A Sekhmet Sister (reading Fast for the Forest): Dedicated to her spirituality for over four decades, her work is grounded in Native American medicine ways, shamanism, and visionary inspiration from the Goddess.

Deanne Quarrie. D. Min. (reading A Crone's Life, An Embodied Experience) is a Priestess of the Goddess, serving now for 35 years. She is the author of six books. She is the founder of the Apple Branch – a Dianic Tradition and of Hekate’s Tribe and teaches courses online in the Liminal Thealogical Seminary, offering mentoring for those who wish to serve others in their communities. As a devotee of Hekate, she is a Keybearer in the Covenant of Hekate, as well as a Priestess Hierophant in the Fellowship of Isis. 

Phyllis Free, M.L.S. Interdisciplinary Fine Arts & Sociology (reading Anonymous No More) lives in Fernandina Beach, FL. She is a multidisciplinary artist-activist, author, professional drummer, and active member of the SLFA Herstory Project and Alternate ROOTS. For this special performance of her original song, The Goddess Chant, Phyllis is featured on djembe, with vocals & keyboard by Beth York and Diane Matheson on bass.

Beth York, Ph.D. Professor Emerita of Music, School of Music, Converse UniversitySpartanburg, SC. Beth will perform her original song Great White Oak from her most recent album, entitled “Finding Home,” available on CDBaby, Amazon, and directly by contacting her at: 

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You are invited to a Zoom presentation. 

When: Jun 13, 2022, 07:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada) 

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Event date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Event address: 
5501 North Lamar #A-105
Austin, TX 78751
Crone Chronicles 20-20: Intimately Inspiring Glimpses into the Lives of Wise Women 52+ By Debra L. Gish Cover Image
ISBN: 9781098323400
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Published: BookBaby - October 7th, 2020