If you’re looking for an awesome activity to help you get through the doldrums of winter, I have just the thing! Expert folklorists and authors Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman have thrown open the doors to their online academy of folklore, the Carterhaugh School, and their next offering will be a (incredibly reasonably priced) long course called “The Fairy Tale.” It begins this January and runs into February and will include tangible beautiful objects as well as knowledge.
I’m so, so, so excited about this. I got to see Sara and Brittany present on folklore in the movie Labyrinth this past FaerieCon, and it was amazing. They’re smart, funny, and know how to present their material in an accessible way. I can’t wait to go back and rewatch the movie with all the things I learned in mind.
So I was already incredibly excited when they announced they would be doing this course, but then they asked me to help with one of the lessons! I’m over the moon to tell you now that I’ll be presenting a portion of lesson four, the Beastly Bride.
Lesson Four: January 26th, 2017
Beastly Bride Day – The Swan Maiden / The Crane Wife / The Loathly Lady / The Story of Uloopi and Arjuna
There’s still time to sign up for the course, and it makes a great gift, whether for you or a fellow lover of fairy tales, folklore, and all things enchanted! I hope to see you there in the mysterious, moon-silvered halls of the Carterhaugh School.