New goal: a Wordhord event

Patreon has been urging me to “set a goal” so I’m trying it out. If I can reach $500 a month, I will be able to devote the time to planning, prepping, and hosting a Wordhord event. I’ve done them in the past in Finsbury Park (London), Somerset House (London), and University of Southampton (Southampton, UK). If you’d like to help out, visit my Patreon page:

Old English Wæter-hord at Midsummer Water Day

Pictures from today’s Old English Wæter-hord at Somerset House, a Midsummer Water Day event.


Old English magnetic poetry: fantwæter nicor lagufæðme lagu baptismal water – water monster (hippo?) – watery embrace – WATER!


Wordhorders tweeted their favourite Old English water words throughout the day.


A more extensive Old English water poem with a German title


Inventive Old English: mere-cwen for ‘sea-queen’. Also a shark and an electric eel.


Vicky and Fran reading some Orosius


Carl and Zach reading about the Flood in Old English


James sharing the Old English poem ‘The Whale’ — see blog post on fastitocalon


Jellyfish enjoying listening to Old English poetry!


Fill in the blank in the manuscript with Old English Exodus…Moses parts the Red Sea!

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