About the Bloggers

Terra Barrett is a St. John’s native who has just started the MA program in Folklore at Memorial University with a focus on public/applied folklore. Her interests include foodways, customs, material culture and public folklore.

Sharna Brzycki is a first year graduate student in the public folklore sector. She moved here from New York City, where she studied Culture and Media for her undergraduate degree. Having been born in Nova Scotia, where her mother’s family resides, she is excited to finally have the opportunity to be living in Atlantic Canada and to begin her Folklore studies in such a welcoming and beautiful place as Witless Bay, Newfoundland.

Daisy Hurich has spent much of the past five years lurking about the Folklore Department at MUN and is looking forward to spending the next two years continuing to do the same. Her pet peeve is when she tells people she’s pursuing a Master’s in folklore and they reply, “So what are you going to do with that?”

Andrea McGuire is a Newfoundlander, but this usually comes as a surprise. She’s interested in stories, songs, farming, rituals, all sorts of personal and artistic expression, and anything homemade.

Saeedeh Niktab is a Master’s student of folklore from Iran. Surviving the last brutal winter, she is now so excited to explore the mysterious land of Newfoundland and looking forward to knowing more about the rich culture of Witless Bay.

Jacquey Ryan grew up in St. John’s, NL and currently lives in Cupids, NL. Jacquey has a background in Museum Studies, Theatre, Film, and Textiles/Fine Arts. She is currently in her first year of the MA program in Folklore at Memorial.

Emma Tennier-Stuart is in her first year of an MA in Folklore. Having just moved from Toronto, she is very excited to learn more about Newfoundland, and to get to know the people of Witless Bay.

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