Steel Phoenix Writers Group

Pagan writing group based in Pittsburgh, PA
Publishers of the Steel Cauldron Pagan Literary Magazine
Monthly meetings the third Thursday of the month at 7PM at Barnes & Noble, Monroeville Mall (map)
All forms of writing welcome: poetry, essays, short fiction, novels, blogs, ...
Artists welcome as well!
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Steel Cauldron

Produced by the Steel Phoenix Writers Group, the Steel Cauldron is a Pittsburgh-based Pagan literary magazine featuring the articles, stories, poetry, and artwork of local writers and artists.
The interior of the first volume
Click here to send submissions for the current volume

Pagan Bookworms: The Steel Phoenix Book Discussion Group

This is a very fluid group as it is understood that different books will interest different people. Both fiction and nonfiction are included in our reading list. Although the readings are recommended, they are not required. Folks are welcome to come listen/learn about the books and join in any discussions sparked by the books. We will have some local authors come in and discuss their books with us as well. We meet every second Thursday at the Barnes & Noble in Monroeville (PA) at 7 PM.

2015 Pagan Bookworms Reading List

January 8 - A Witches' Bible: The Complete Witches' Handbook by Janet and Stewart Farrar
February 12 - The Scribing Ibis: An Anthology of Pagan Fiction in Honor of Thoth edited by Rebecca Buchanan
March 12 - The Goddess Path: Myths, Invocations, and Rituals by Patricia Monaghan
April 9 - The Green Man : Tales from the Mythic Forest edited by Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling
May 14 - Talking About the Elephant by Lupa
June 11 - Tarot Fantastic edited by Martin Harry Greenberg and Lawrence Schimel
July 9 - The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future by Riane Eisler
August 13 - Beyond the Pillars: An Anthology of Pagan Fantasy edited by Ashley Horn
September 10 - The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image by Leonard Shlain
October 8 - Once Every Season by Alaric Albertsson
November 12 - Earth Magic: Ancient Shamanic Wisdom for Healing Yourself, Others, and the Planet by Steven D. Farmer
December 10 - The Bare Witch Project (Kitty Coven Series Book 1) by Celeste Hall

2014 Pagan Bookworms Reading List

February 13 - Beginner Books - bring your favorite 101 book to share and discuss
March 13 - Tarot - bring your favorite decks and books
April 10 - Ectostorm: Book Three of the Stanley Cooper Chronicles by Scott A. Johnson
May 8 - Pagan Polyamory: Becoming a Tribe of Hearts by Raven Kaldera
June 12 - Energy Healing - bring your favorite book on your favorite form of energy healing
July 10 - Ethics - bring your favorite book dealing with Pagan ethics
August 14 - Music - bring your favorite Pagan CDs (possible location change to accommodate playing music)
September 11 - High Magic's Aid by Gerald B. Gardner
October 9 - RitualCraft: Creating Rites for Transformation and Celebration by Amber K and Azrael Arynn K
November 13 - The Fifth Sacred Thing by Starhawk
December 11 - Voudon discussion led by Rob, book TBA

2013 Pagan Bookworms Reading List

Travels Through Middle Earth: The Path of a Saxon Pagan by Alaric Albertsson
Pages: Book Two of The Stanley Cooper Chronicles by Scott A. Johnson
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft by Ronald Hutton
Ghost of a Chance (Chintz 'n China, Book 1) by Yasmine Galenorn
Shades of Faith: Minority Voices in Paganism edited by Crystal Blanton
Equal Rites by Terry Prachett
Coven Craft by Amber K
The Shining Cities: An Anthology of Pagan Science Fiction edited by Rebecca Buchanan

2012 Pagan Bookworms Reading List

Women's Rites, Women's Mysteries by Ruth Barrett
Vermin: Book One of The Stanley Cooper Chronicles by Scott A Johnson
Science of the Craft by William H. Keith, Jr.
Witchling by Yasmine Galenorn
Pagan Polyamory by Raven Kaldera
Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

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