What if there were a place on the web where writers from all over the world - including the US - could share folklore, local culture, religious stories and details of daily life that would be difficult or nearly impossible to discover through ordinary web research avenues?
Thus was born the idea for The Writer's International Culture Share.
The culture share will start small at first, but with your help I'm hoping it can grow much bigger. I have received much positive feedback on the idea and already offers for posts are coming in (for example, for the Netherlands, Singapore, and England). I'm deeply grateful to these writers for offering to share their native cultures, and I'll be posting Culture Share posts here at TalkToYoUniverse every Thursday, compiling an index in three categories: folklore, religion, and daily cultural practices.
Here is the beginning of the index, with a sample post of each type so you can see what I'm thinking of. I invite you to take a look and consider whether you'd like to share something of your own.
- Personification of Spring in Bulgarian Culture by Harry Markov
- Saint Haralampi, patron of Plague and Beekeepers by Harry Markov
- Unexpected differences: Japanese Taxis by Juliette Wade
If you would like to contribute or learn more about the project, please contact me at info at juliettewade dot com .