SEA FOLK BY JIM WELLMAN: A REVIEW

SEA FOLK BY JIM WELLMAN: A REVIEW

 

 

By Val B. Russell

 

Maritime stories have always captivated readers with tales of ship wrecks, pirates and the battle of man against the raging sea. Moby Dick, The Old Man and the Sea, Treasure Island etc, the list is endless. Most are works of fiction, fanciful and designed to entertain mainlanders who view the ocean as a mysterious and dangerous foe rather than the living, vital entity it is. In Sea Folk (Flanker Press 2013) Jim Wellman alters this perception by inviting us to experience the reality of life lived on the sea,  page by page.

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OCTOBER 7 QUESTIONS INTERVIEW: Folklorist and story teller Dale Jarvis

OCTOBER 7 QUESTIONS INTERVIEW:  Folklorist and story teller Dale Jarvis

Dale Jarvis is a professional story teller, part actor, part folklorist and part word magician. In Newfoundland he is indeed somewhat of a legend himself, an intrepid traveler of both the province and the world, regaling his fortunate listeners with tales of the macabre and the mythical.  Although he adheres to a pretty hectic schedule Dale has generously donated some of his precious time to Tuck, sharing his insights into the art of story telling and the cultural oral tradition that is the true root of all literature.

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