Romancing the Gothic

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About Romancing the Gothic

Hello Everyone!

My name's Dr Sam Hirst and I run 'Romancing the Gothic', which is a free online education project. All the Gothic. All the Romance. All the time!

I teach classes, organise guest lectures, put together Gothic Days of Creation (featuring workshops, author showcases and other fun activities) and put on book discussion groups with author visits. There's a connected YouTube channel where you can find the classes after the event as well as author interviews, live readings (from our author showcases) and read-alongs of Gothic texts.

I want to keep this project free to access so that anyone anywhere in the world can join in, learn from experts all over the world, meet authors and engage in a range of fun activities. Education and community shouldn't only be available to those who can afford it! Having said that, I do not live on air alone and in order to keep this project going (which takes up a lot of my time!), I need a little support. I also want to be able to offer visiting contributors a fee. At the moment we survive on tips but I would like the project to be able to concretely and securely offer a set fee. 

Check out my project here - https://romancingthegothic.wordpress.com/
Goals
$294.35 of $693.66 per month
If I hit £500 a month, I will be able to pay people contributing a set minimal fee of £10 for a one hour class and £20 for a two hour class. I will also be able to offer £10 to all contributors to the Gothic Creation Day. Depending on the month (and the number of weekends in it and number of contributors to Gothic creation), I would hopefully get about £50 a month for me.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 31 exclusive posts
4
Audio releases
2
Links
1
Poll
4
Writings
20
Videos

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