Art Of Conversation

is creating essays about culture
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First Reader
$1
per essay

Access to the patrons-only feed, where I discuss upcoming projects. See what book, movie, etc. I'll be writing about next.

Patrons get to read the essays a week before anyone else.

Have A Say
$5
per essay

• Read "Marginalia", the patron-only round-up of the best books, movies, and music I've enjoyed every month.

• When I need feedback, you get to vote on upcoming topics/books/movies, and offer opinions on work-in-progress.

Access to the patrons-only feed.

Patrons get to read the essays a week before anyone else.

Thank You!
$10
per essay

• You'll be thanked by name at the end of each of my essays.

• Read "Marginalia", the patron-only round-up of the best books, movies, and music I've enjoyed every month.

• When I need feedback, you get to vote on upcoming topics/books/movies, and offer opinions on work-in-progress.

Access to the patrons-only feed.

Patrons get to read the essays a week before anyone else.

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About Art Of Conversation


Hi, my name is Matthew, and Art Of Conversation publishes essays on culture that explore ways of living meaningful lives. We'll introduce literature and cinema to philosophy and science, blend pop culture and high culture, and mix the contemporary with the classics. Expect Kafka's Metamorphosis to meet the Marvel movies, metaphysics to influence metal music, and Nabokov to explain Netflix. Here at Art Of Conversation, we turn ideas into identity and culture into community.


When you become a patron, you get to join the Art Of Conversation community. You'll have access to the Patrons-Only feed, where we can talk about upcoming essays, books, and movies, and where I will post updates and exclusive content. All patrons get to read the essays a week early, at the special Patron-Only page of the website. And by becoming a patron, you can show your support for Art Of Conversation and contribute to the success of this project. In addition to all of this, each patron tier has its own exclusive rewards depending on how much you pledge.

Currently, I write one or two essays a month. Each essay requires significant time for reading, research, writing two or three drafts, publishing the essays with artwork, and maintaining the website – and I have to split my time between all of this and holding down a day job. My goal is for Art Of Conversation to earn enough that I can focus on it without the need for other work. If this happens, I plan to begin a series of travel-essays that look at the culture and history of Europe through the writing and cinema of various places. Who knows where else this project could go?

Contributions are on a per-essay basis, but you can set a monthly limit in case the muse is promiscuous one month and I somehow write a hundred essays. If you find value in Art Of Conversation and can contribute your pledge to it, you can be a crucial part of keeping this conversation going.

Goals
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When we reach this goal, I will be able to afford to heat my studio, as well as insulate and refurbish it so that I can spend more time in there writing.

To celebrate: I'll put out a monthly "Marginalia" – a round-up of all the best movies, books, and music I've enjoyed every month, available to all patrons who pledge $5 or more.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 17 exclusive posts
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