Interested in a monthly book club focused on “mythic fiction” (i.e. fiction inspired by folklore)? Of course you are! We’re talking Charles de Lint, Catherynne M. Valente, Theodora Goss, Terri Windling, etc. etc. The authors WE (and many of you!) adore because they fill their books with magic of the all the best kinds. We have LOVED the “book club” sections featured in a few of the courses we’ve done, and we feel like the world really needs a regular mythic fiction book club… and so we’ve decided to make it!
After much deliberation, we’ve decided to run the book club as a kind of membership program via Patreon. We’ve been considering setting up a Patreon account for a while now, as we want to keep making the magic of Carterhaugh even better for all of our students AND available in different ways (and at different price points.) The mini-courses have helped a LOT with that goal, but we know that, to some of you, they’re still just not in the budget. That doesn’t have to mean you can’t be part of Carterhaugh though. Joining us on Patreon will give you access to exclusive content, bonus grimoire pages, the book club, and MORE (we’re still thinking of things to add!)
Book club access starts at the “Willow” $7/month tier level and up (basically as low as we could make it!) If you support us at that level, you will get a special invite each month to an online chat “meeting” via Crowdcast. The two of us will be live on video, and we will come prepared with discussion questions, but the floor will be open for questions and observations from you guys too. Each session will last around an hour or so. Also, even if the time doesn’t work for you, you can send in your questions and observations to us at firstname.lastname@example.org before the club meets, and you can watch the video at a later time to hear the answers to your questions or listen to the discussion. The chosen book for each month will be announced at the end of the previous month as well – this way, if it’s not something you’re interested in, you can switch to a lower tier before you’re charged and come back later if you want to!
Here are the books we’ve read so far –
February 2020: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
March 2020: The Wood Wife by Terri Windling
April 2020: Heart’s Blood by Juliet Marillier
May 2020: The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
June 2020: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
July 2020: Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord
August 2020: Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
September 2020: Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar
October 2020: The Bone Key by Sarah Monette
November 2020: Strange the Dreamer (Book I of the Strange the Dreamer Duology) by Laini Taylor
December 2020: Muse of Nightmares (Book II of the Strange the Dreamer Duology) by Laini Taylor
January 2021: Silver in the Wood by Emily Tesh
February 2021: Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron
March 2021: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier
April 2021: Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho
May 2021: Snow White Learns Witchcraft by Theodora Goss
June 2021: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir
July 2021: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente
August 2021: Kissing the Witch by Emma Donoghue
UPCOMING EVENT – September 2021: Beowulf translated by Maria Dahvana Headley on September 23rd at 7PM!
Check our our events calendar for more information!
Again, here is the link to join us on Patreon – we thank you so much for supporting Carterhaugh, and we hope to see many of you there!