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2022 Tales from the Woods:

Live Class link, starting February 12th, 11am EST:

Dropbox link for Handouts

Final Permanent Link for classes:


Week 1: Redo from 1st class failing to record:

Week 2:

Week 3:

Week 4:

General Links

I have a Discord channel available  for chatting and class interaction, if you would like to join up please follow this link:

Please message me if you join so I can add you to the class channels.

Reading List:

Week 1:

That Perfect Magic (PDF provided in dropbox link)

The Man Who Had No Story: p20-23 

Talk: p246-248

How Spider Obtained the Sky God's Stories: p24-26

Wise Little Girl: p38-40

The Tall Tales: p30-32

Old Woman Who Lived in a Vinegar Bottle: p283-285

The Happy Man's Shirt: p417-418

It Could Always Be Worse: p408-409

Truth & Falsehood: p403-404

Getting Common Sense: p405

Week 2

Mr. Fox: p87

The Waiting Maid's Parrot, p90

Sedna, 105

Urashima the Fisherman, 107

The Spirit of the Van, 110

The Devil with the Three Golden Hairs, p212

The Birth of Finn MacCumhail, p202

The Beginning of Narran Lake, p231

The Flying Head, p233

Coyote Fights a Lump of Pitch, p 134

The Monkey and the Crocodile, p151

The King's Son Goes Bear Hunting, p155

Week 3

Example of modern take on old folktales:

Beautiful movie folktale:

Swan Maiden, p303

Blacksmith's Wife, p308

Sealskin, p310

Wounded Seal, p311

Cat Woman, p313

Wellbaked Man, p331

Vasilisa, p335

Lurikeen, p342

Pergrin, p347

Giants, p352

Week 4

Pretty Girl, p430

Dream House, p432

Hold Him, p439

The Ostler, p444

Death & the End of the World

Section, p447-475

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