by the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto
Building Bridges with Folklore: From Iceland to Beyond
With Natalie Guttormsson
Stories are powerful. Icelandic descendants and fans of Iceland know this. From the sagas to the rich body of lore, Iceland is teeming with powerful stories. And Iceland is not the only country with a wealth of powerful stories. Folklore is a bridge we can use to understand each other. The Huldufolk origin story is the perfect example of this. Let’s take a journey across borders and oceans and into the Hidden World.
Wednesday, October 20th
7.30pm ET / 5.30 MT
- Natalie Guttormsson
Not all who wander in the woods are lost.
Novel Writing in Progress
Natalie is currently writing the first draft of her novel (Title TBA). The story weaves the rich folklore of Iceland, Scotland, and other European cultures into a fantasy setting with a modern twist. You can follow her progress by joining her weekly newsletter. You’ll also learn more about history, folklore and receive exclusive short stories each month.
Nostalgia by Natalie Guttormsson
Nostalgia is Natalie’s first published collection of poems. This collection savours the therapeutic moments of sadness, heartache, and bitterness of the past into a future full of hope, optimism, and light. If you love a good cry during a dramatic movie, then you’ll enjoy this book.
Planting Seeds by Natalie Guttormsson
Planting Seeds is a collection of 16 delicately selected poems filled with elation. The book features two new poems intertwined with Natalie’s personal favourites from Nostalgia. Enjoy the first time, then savour again and again any time you need an infusion of hope.
Get Your Folklore Fix Every Month
Every month, Natalie releases a new short story exclusive to newsletter subscribers. Get your front row seat to discover European folk tales and some behind-the-scenes glimpses into Natalie’s upcoming novel.
The Elvenlore Blog
Want to learn even more about European folklore, myths, and legends? Check out Natalie’s blog, Elvenlore, for contemporary commentary on old stories, including recommendations for further reading and Natalie’s favourite podcast episodes on each topic.