Nearly ten years ago I used to teach a short summer course on Canadian folklore in literature and film. I no longer have the opportunity to teach the class, but I wanted to share the syllabus in case it might inspire anyone else. I’ll also share a series of lectures for the class in coming days. Happy Halloween everyone.
My sister is a novelist and artist who lives on a mountain-side on Salt Spring Island, off the coast of British Columbia. In her small art studio, overlooking the rainforest, she creates amazing ink images of animals, mythical beings and nature. If you are looking for a unique gift for the holidays, please check out her shop on Etsy, called Curious Creations by ElleWildStudio. Where else can you buy a Raven scarf, a siren tote bag or a Jackelope pillowcase? And if you need a book for the long, winter nights, you might check out the award winning mystery Strange Things Done, which is set in Canada’s Yukon.
Shawn Smallman, 2019