The (Renegade) Rant and Rave
The (Renegade) Rant and Rave | Dublin
- Target: €1200
rewards for funding this project:
A copy of the shiny new Christmas issue delivered to your door – anywhere!
The above AND copies of past issues delivered to your door.
All of the above AND the chance to have your own 500-word rant printed in any one of the next four issues.
All the issues, new and old, delivered to your door AND a ticket to a special talk given by Professor Sir Terry Pratchett on his writing on 16th November 2011. These tickets are usually only available to Trinity Alumni, so here's your chance to come along!
All the issues, new and old, delivered to your door AND two tickets to a special talk given by Professor Sir Terry Pratchett on his writing on 16th November 2011. These tickets are usually only available to Trinity Alumni, so here's your chance to come along!
All the issues, new and old, delivered to your door AND a ticket to an exclusive talk given by John Connolly on his work in December! These tickets are usually only available to Trinity Alumni, so here's your chance to come along!
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Dear Ranters and Ravers,
We are Trinity College Dublin’s cracking new literary magazine, and we provide a stomping ground for students from all disciplines and backgrounds to get down to some outrageous and unlicensed lit crit.
Our names are Natasha and Kathleen, and we founded The (Renegade) Rant and Rave last year, because we realised students had nowhere to express their reactions to the books and films they care about outside of the restriction of formal essays. It’s the coolest thing; it’s great to be part of encouraging a hands-on approach to academics, and the hard work we put in is definitely worth it just even for the submissions, which are pure gold.
With a bit of support and some start-up funds from the School of English, we managed to print two issues of The (Renegade) Rant and Rave, and now we’re looking for funds to cover a year’s worth of print runs. We have a really good working relationship with our printers, and each print run costs around €300, and we aim to print four issues in a year, so we need all the help we can get to reach our target of €1200 and keep this magazine going! Any extra funding we get would go towards increasing our number of copies so that we can reach the largest group of readers possible.
We’re not talking about dry book reviews or long-winded essays that give academia a bad name, we’re talking about getting back down to basics, and giving students somewhere to sound out their most original ideas and just have some fun with all that stuff they learnt last week. I mean, what’s the point of learning about third-wave feminism if you can’t apply it to that last episode of Doctor Who?
There is no other forum like this in Trinity – there isn’t anything like this in any college. So far, we’re just running on a wish, a prayer, and a lot of hard-work! Your fund:it contribution could help us get bigger and better and keep that forum going, so that people can just get interested, get involved, get stuck in and have the absolute craic all the way through Middlemarch.
In thanks and recognition, we will print the names of all our contributors in the Christmas issue so get involved and help keep us going, and most importantly, keep on ranting and raving.
Natasha and Kathleen