Okay, so here’s the craic. On 1 September 2020, it’s World Letter Writing Day, and as part of The Everyday Lore Project, I want to write a postcard to five people. I’d write more but there’s Other Life and my general level of Lawrence to consider. So if you want to be one of the five people I write to, here’s what you’ll need to do:
- If you’re not already subscribed to my blog, sign up by 8.00am BST on 1 September 2020. Obviously you can unsubscribe at any time (although not before 2 September 2020 to be eligible) but it would be great if you stuck around for the last couple of months of the project
- Once subscribed, click here and fill out the following (you’ll need to use the same email you used to subscribe):
- Your full name (and nickname if applicable)
- Your full postal address, including country
- A folklore topic you’d like me to write to you about (bear in mind, this will be a postcard not an essay, and if you’re inappropriate I’ll disqualify you)
- If you’re picked and receive a postcard let me know by tagging me in on social media and using the hashtag #EverydayLore, or dropping me an email
On 1 September, I’ll put everyone’s name into a hat and draw out five. Once I’ve written to everyone, I will delete all the submissions so I will no longer have anyone’s postal address on file.
If you can’t think of anything folkloric to ask me about, by the end of August, I will have written nearly nine months of daily posts about the ritual year, traditions, superstitions, the weather, food, plants, material culture and the like, just pop a date in the search box and see what comes up, it might inspire you.
It doesn’t matter where in the world you are, if you want to receive a postcard written on World Letter Writing Day, sign up, submit, sit back and keep your fingers crossed… If you have any questions, drop me a line.
You have no idea how much I wanted to title this post: Captain’s Log: Supplemental, given it’s my second post today, but it’s not Star Trek Day until 8 September.