The March 2023 Carterhaugh Roundup
March 6, 2023
Our fabulous virtual assistant/ Carterhaugh fairy, Meenoo, told us last week that we should definitely be putting together a round-up of everything that we’re up each month.
Meenoo is wise, and so we have put together a list of all the events and publications that we can link you to in the coming weeks.
Fancy listening to an incredible, immersive folklore podcast where you will meet us in a super haunted pawn shop? Or hearing about feminist fairy tales or Japanese cherry blossom spirits? Or learning how Glinda the good witch was inspired by a real-life activist and suffragette?
Read on to find out how!
March 9 at 7:00 PM
Fairy Tale Salon – At our last salon, the subject of our most fairy-tale-y jewelry came up, and we loved it. We love fairy-tale-ish objects of all kinds to be honest so, for the March salon, we’re having a “show and tell”! We’d love to see your favorite fairy-tale objects. Jewelry is of course welcome, but you can also show anything else! A favorite souvenir, a beloved stuffed animal, or the dress that makes you feel the most like Snow White are all welcome. We can’t wait to hear the stories behind the items! If you’d like to participate, make sure that you’re on the Salonnières tier or higher on Patreon for the month of March.
March 13 at 6:45 PM
Smithsonian Lecture – Feminist Fairy Tales: Who Needs a Prince? is on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 6:45 – 8:15 PM ET. If you’ve been around Carterhaugh for a while, you know this is one of our favorite things to teach. We studied this stuff all the way through grad school, and we’re always dipping into current research and learning more. You can read more and get a ticket here.
March 20 at 7:00 PM
Book Club – We are so excited to announce that our book club pick for March is KIN S FUR by Dr. Margaret Yocom, our mentor and dear friend… who will be joining us for the meeting and reading the whole book LIVE! This is a book of erasure poetry – using her own translation of the Grimm fairy tale “All Kinds of Fur,” Dr. Yocom weaves a beautiful story behind the story, one of resilience and personal power. Our meeting will be on Monday, March 20th at 7PM ET – and Dr. Yocom will be there to read and talk about her book and process! If you want to join us, make sure you’re at a $7+ tier on Patreon for the month of March!
April 3 at 6:45 PM
Smithsonian Lecture – Wonder Tales from Japan is on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 6:45 p.m. – 8:15 PM ET. We’ll be talking about traditional tales from Japan, the yokai that haunt them, and how contemporary Japanese creators adapt the Western fairy tale and combine it with local lore. We’re SUPER passionate about this body of folklore, and we can’t wait to talk to you about it! You can read more and get a ticket here. Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members.
Fairy Tale Magazine
We have an article on sisters in fairy tales in The Fairy Tale Magazine’s March “A Dream of Love” issue! Click here for a link with instructions on how to subscribe to this beautiful magazine!
We have a piece in Enchanted Living’s spring issue! Did you know that Glinda the Good Witch was based on L. Frank Baum’s mother-in-law, suffragette and professional badass Matilda Joslyn Gage? SHE WAS! IT’S SO COOL. Grab EL’s spring issue and read on!
The Digital Folklore Podcast
We pop up briefly in Episode 3 and will feature more in future episodes. We highly recommend it – check it out here!