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Surrey Libraries Gothic Jam

2018 is the 200th anniversary of both the publication of Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Bronte, writer of Wuthering Heights. Both novels are key works in the gothic novel genre which would seem to be a perfect opportunity to run a gothic novel themed challenge this July. Surrey Libraries have decided to do just that and are holding an online event around the gothic novel fiction genre, tied in with the photographic and sound resources held by the British Library. 

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The idea is that participants make something creative with the gothic novel as a starting off point - for example, someone could write a folk song with a gothic theme, or create a piece of art based on a gothic fairy tale. Participants can really create whatever they like as long as it references the gothic novel. A number of participants who have already signed up will be creating games for it, and others are focusing on creative writing. The challenge is open to everyone, you do not need to be living in Surrey and it sounds like an exciting way to get young people more interested in the classics. The starting date for the challenge is the 1st of July but it might be as well to start planning now!

Full details can be found at https://itch.io/jam/gothic-novel-jam

 

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