Taking Latin America Home

By Tina Cartwright

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Taking Latin America Home

Project 2013-12-18 09:58:57 +1300

WHAT?

A book of short stories, poems and micro-fiction in English and Spanish that captures the dynamism, surreal beauty, and surprises of living in Latin America

 

WHY?

To promote Latin America, both the good and the bad, and the work of NZ and Australian writers.

After recuperating a small amount of costs - ALL the proceeds will go to Sweet Water Fund,a small, grass-roots NGO in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. We believe in what they do. They're involved in projects like: providing materials and space where local families can sell their products, they've built schoolhouses out of recycled material, they run health and nutrition programs and they work with local families to create job opportunites and businesses. 

 

WHO?

Tina Cartwright (editor) is a NZ writer and folk artist. The contributors incude: Australian musician and performance poet Maegan Johnsen; Rogelio Guedea a best-selling Mexican novelist; Maris O'Rourke an award winning writer published everywhere from Takahe to International Literary Quarterly (UK); Renee Liang who has written, produced and toured three plays and is a regular contributor to The Big Idea; Alice McKenzie a writer, street performer and visual artist; and Veronica Larraga Garcia a Mexican writer, dance teacher and numerologist.

 

HOW?

We need $2,200 to print 175 good quality books with 12 colour photo pages.

 

WHEN?

We're ready to go to print as soon as we get the funds. The launch is all organised for late March (tentatively Sat the 22nd). It's at the Salsa Studios in South Dunedin with Sounds Nor'Easterly singing some songs in Spanish, book sales, and a couple of hours of Latin Music and dancing. Viva America Latina!!!

 

FINALLY ...

 

Just like in Latin America it's about community. At the BOOK LAUNCH we're bringing together the local community, the Otago University Spanish Department through Rogelio Guedea who is the Coordinator of the Spanish Programme, salsa students with Salsa Moves, the hispanic community and friends from Grupo Hispano, Spanish teachers, travellers and maybe even a few flamenco dancers …

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Sweet Water Fund

23/01/2014 at 8:12 PM

About

The Sweet Water Fund is a grass roots foundation dedicated to inspiring a Nicaraguan village and empowering the local women through job opportunities, a healthy lifestyle and the arts.http://www.sweetwaterworld.org/
Mission
To Empower and Inspire women and communities through tourism driven job opportunities, health and the arts.
Company Overview
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

KASSIDY MEFFORD - Photographer, writer, Owner/Operator of Dale Dagger Surf tours Nicaragua, and Sweetwater Founder

PEGGY LOVE - Founder of Full Circle International Relocations Inc., President/ Education Services of Dwellwork, LLC and incredible motivating contributor...See More
Description
“The Sweet Water Organization has implemented several community projects to be funded by donations and fundraisers, such as:


- A school supply fund geared toward equipping local children with the physical resources they need to thrive and survive in school, ie. uniforms, notebooks, pencils, pens, protractors, colored pencils and quality shoes.

- Encouragement, involvement, workshops and supplies for local sports teams and salaries of local judges and scorekeepers in order to motivate players from the community to work as a team, build pride in themselves and teach perseverance to help cope/thrive in everyday life and their futures.


- A Women’s Cooperative, built by donations,run by a local team, and overseen by the Sweet Water board. The center will feature an internet cafe, local food items made by local women, a laundry service, gift shop, arts and crafts workshop, art gallery, and thrift store. The Sweet Water Center will supply educational resources that otherwise would not exist, create local jobs and generate revenue to be put back into the community through food & merch. sales, art sales, volunteer trips, and sales of donated clothing at affordable rates.

La Serena, Templo San Agustin

02/01/2014 at 4:04 PM

Oh, the lights went out on Mary

her flashing haloed crown

from pulse to chase to strobe

faintly blue white hue

she is number III

in the stations of the cross

 

or something like that

- segment from Alice McKenzie's poem La Serena, Templo San Agustín

    Pledgers 25

    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-30 21:06:46 +1300
    Tina Cartwright
    2014-01-30 21:03:59 +1300
    Morgan Hill
    2014-01-27 12:52:12 +1300
    Bruce Miller
    2014-01-26 13:55:32 +1300
    Jane Dowell
    2014-01-24 14:28:28 +1300
    Pete
    2014-01-23 18:29:13 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-22 19:58:09 +1300
    Carl Murray
    2014-01-22 17:20:08 +1300
    toni
    2014-01-19 09:05:54 +1300
    Gina Fairbairn
    2014-01-17 20:15:51 +1300
    elena
    2014-01-15 17:54:11 +1300
    Diana Jones
    2014-01-15 12:16:33 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-15 08:44:18 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-12 14:57:42 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-12 14:57:41 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2014-01-10 12:21:44 +1300
    Cath Anderson
    2014-01-07 12:59:04 +1300
    John
    2014-01-06 22:34:30 +1300
    Renee Liang
    2014-01-06 17:48:21 +1300
    Alex Gordon
    2014-01-04 03:50:08 +1300
    Kate Kavanagh
    2013-12-29 12:24:19 +1300
    Alana
    2013-12-29 11:38:00 +1300
    Malcolm Moncrief-Spittle
    2013-12-28 18:51:36 +1300
    viesha
    2013-12-27 21:29:40 +1300
    Keryn Harrex
    2013-12-27 20:31:39 +1300

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    Followers of Taking Latin America Home

    Taking Latin America Home

    Project 2013-12-18 09:58:57 +1300

    WHAT?

    A book of short stories, poems and micro-fiction in English and Spanish that captures the dynamism, surreal beauty, and surprises of living in Latin America

     

    WHY?

    To promote Latin America, both the good and the bad, and the work of NZ and Australian writers.

    After recuperating a small amount of costs - ALL the proceeds will go to Sweet Water Fund,a small, grass-roots NGO in Playa Gigante, Nicaragua. We believe in what they do. They're involved in projects like: providing materials and space where local families can sell their products, they've built schoolhouses out of recycled material, they run health and nutrition programs and they work with local families to create job opportunites and businesses. 

     

    WHO?

    Tina Cartwright (editor) is a NZ writer and folk artist. The contributors incude: Australian musician and performance poet Maegan Johnsen; Rogelio Guedea a best-selling Mexican novelist; Maris O'Rourke an award winning writer published everywhere from Takahe to International Literary Quarterly (UK); Renee Liang who has written, produced and toured three plays and is a regular contributor to The Big Idea; Alice McKenzie a writer, street performer and visual artist; and Veronica Larraga Garcia a Mexican writer, dance teacher and numerologist.

     

    HOW?

    We need $2,200 to print 175 good quality books with 12 colour photo pages.

     

    WHEN?

    We're ready to go to print as soon as we get the funds. The launch is all organised for late March (tentatively Sat the 22nd). It's at the Salsa Studios in South Dunedin with Sounds Nor'Easterly singing some songs in Spanish, book sales, and a couple of hours of Latin Music and dancing. Viva America Latina!!!

     

    FINALLY ...

     

    Just like in Latin America it's about community. At the BOOK LAUNCH we're bringing together the local community, the Otago University Spanish Department through Rogelio Guedea who is the Coordinator of the Spanish Programme, salsa students with Salsa Moves, the hispanic community and friends from Grupo Hispano, Spanish teachers, travellers and maybe even a few flamenco dancers …

    Comments

    Sweet Water Fund

    23/01/2014 at 8:12 PM

    About

    The Sweet Water Fund is a grass roots foundation dedicated to inspiring a Nicaraguan village and empowering the local women through job opportunities, a healthy lifestyle and the arts.http://www.sweetwaterworld.org/
    Mission
    To Empower and Inspire women and communities through tourism driven job opportunities, health and the arts.
    Company Overview
    BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    KASSIDY MEFFORD - Photographer, writer, Owner/Operator of Dale Dagger Surf tours Nicaragua, and Sweetwater Founder

    PEGGY LOVE - Founder of Full Circle International Relocations Inc., President/ Education Services of Dwellwork, LLC and incredible motivating contributor...See More
    Description
    “The Sweet Water Organization has implemented several community projects to be funded by donations and fundraisers, such as:


    - A school supply fund geared toward equipping local children with the physical resources they need to thrive and survive in school, ie. uniforms, notebooks, pencils, pens, protractors, colored pencils and quality shoes.

    - Encouragement, involvement, workshops and supplies for local sports teams and salaries of local judges and scorekeepers in order to motivate players from the community to work as a team, build pride in themselves and teach perseverance to help cope/thrive in everyday life and their futures.


    - A Women’s Cooperative, built by donations,run by a local team, and overseen by the Sweet Water board. The center will feature an internet cafe, local food items made by local women, a laundry service, gift shop, arts and crafts workshop, art gallery, and thrift store. The Sweet Water Center will supply educational resources that otherwise would not exist, create local jobs and generate revenue to be put back into the community through food & merch. sales, art sales, volunteer trips, and sales of donated clothing at affordable rates.

    La Serena, Templo San Agustin

    02/01/2014 at 4:04 PM

    Oh, the lights went out on Mary

    her flashing haloed crown

    from pulse to chase to strobe

    faintly blue white hue

    she is number III

    in the stations of the cross

     

    or something like that

    - segment from Alice McKenzie's poem La Serena, Templo San Agustín

      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-30 21:06:46 +1300
      Tina Cartwright
      2014-01-30 21:03:59 +1300
      Morgan Hill
      2014-01-27 12:52:12 +1300
      Bruce Miller
      2014-01-26 13:55:32 +1300
      Jane Dowell
      2014-01-24 14:28:28 +1300
      Pete
      2014-01-23 18:29:13 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-22 19:58:09 +1300
      Carl Murray
      2014-01-22 17:20:08 +1300
      toni
      2014-01-19 09:05:54 +1300
      Gina Fairbairn
      2014-01-17 20:15:51 +1300
      elena
      2014-01-15 17:54:11 +1300
      Diana Jones
      2014-01-15 12:16:33 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-15 08:44:18 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-12 14:57:42 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-12 14:57:41 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2014-01-10 12:21:44 +1300
      Cath Anderson
      2014-01-07 12:59:04 +1300
      John
      2014-01-06 22:34:30 +1300
      Renee Liang
      2014-01-06 17:48:21 +1300
      Alex Gordon
      2014-01-04 03:50:08 +1300
      Kate Kavanagh
      2013-12-29 12:24:19 +1300
      Alana
      2013-12-29 11:38:00 +1300
      Malcolm Moncrief-Spittle
      2013-12-28 18:51:36 +1300
      viesha
      2013-12-27 21:29:40 +1300
      Keryn Harrex
      2013-12-27 20:31:39 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 30/01/2014 at 9:06 PM.