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Monday, April 4, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in March 2022.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Hello, and welcome to the March 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. This is the third of three dispatches inspired by followers of the Folklore & Fiction project, and we owe our thanks for this month's discussion to Danielle Cudmore's interest in writing exercises for her student teachers in Sweden, who want to bring these exercises into their middle school classrooms. So this edition is all about helping young people become better storytellers. Let's begin with a Swedish example tale I won't introduce any further because I want to work on it with you in my analysis.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in February 2022.

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


Hello, and welcome to the February 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. This edition is the second of three dispatches inspired by requests from followers of the Folklore & Fiction project, and we owe our thanks to Maria Diaz's interest in "The King with the Horse's Ears" for this month's discussion. In it, I'll be exploring the central motif in the tale via several folk narratives and discussing themes found in their plots.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in January 2022.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Hello, and welcome to the January 2022 Folklore & Fiction dispatch. First up, a bit of housekeeping. After three years of writing and podcasting on folkloristics for storytellers, I've opened a Patreon account. Patrons are listed on the Folklore & Fiction website, they receive a copy of the monthly Folklore & Fiction dispatch by email, and they have access to exclusive posts about folkloristics, writing, and music, among several other benefits. So if you've come to value the Folklore & Fiction project, I'd be most grateful for your support. You'll find my account at patreon.com/folkloreandfiction.

Friday, December 31, 2021


Happy New Year, everyone! It's been a while since I posted a year-end report, but I think 2021 certainly calls for it! Here's what I accomplished.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Hello, and welcome to the Folklore & Fiction dispatch. At the summer and winter solstices, I mimic the sun and pause to reflect on my own creative work. In this edition, I'm discussing my theatrical adaptation of a little-known tale of magic titled "The Belt and the Necklace," forthcoming as part of the Odyssey Theatre's "Other Path Podcast" series. The play is still in production, but I do have an excerpt to share with you a little later in the dispatch. For now, let's have a look at the original story. Here it is.

"The Belt and the Necklace"

There was once a king with a daughter named Barbara. She was so ugly that everyone made fun of her. She lived a lonely life.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Here are the folklore-related memes I published to social media in November 2021.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

 

Rebecca Buchanan recently gave me the opportunity to discuss Folklore & Fiction's 2018 inception as the first online folklore scholarship project aimed at storytellers. I also discussed my Pagan spirituality and practice, my forthcoming play and EP, the folklore of folk metal, and a few other things. Thank you, Rebecca, and thank you, ev0ke!

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