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Taking Latin America Home
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Taking Latin America Home
Project 2013-12-18 09:58:57 +1300
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
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.
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.
We need $2,200 to print 175 good quality books with 12 colour photo pages.
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!!!
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 …
Sweet Water Fund
23/01/2014 at 8:12 PM
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...
- 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