Slammin' It Girl Style

By Alina Siegfried

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Slammin' It Girl Style

Project 2013-01-09 01:28:20 +1300

Kia Ora! I'm Ali Jacs, a performance poet from Wellington, on a mission to get the world to tell their own stories in a creative and passionate fashion.  I recently won the New Zealand National Poetry Slam and as the country's first female Slam Champion, I want to head to the  Minneapolis in March to represent Aotearoa in the Women of the World Poetry Slam.  I need your help to get there!  

If you're scratching your head, a poetry slam is a high-energy audience-interactive performance poetry competition judged by five randomly selected audience members on the night.  You can check out a poetry slam and find out just why I suck so badly at Monopoly by watching the video above.

After attending the many workshops, performance events and learning sessions of this four-day tournament, I will come back to New Zealand armed with a brand new toolbox of skills and ideas to pass along to the team who run Poetry in Motion, Wellington's monthly performance poetry show at Heaven Pizza.  We are a passionate team of individuals dedicated to promoting spoken word and performance poetry in Wellington, and attracting international spoken word artists. 

Spoken word poetry is one of the fastest growing performance arts of the modern age and poetry slams are now taking countries all over the world by storm, encouraging people young and old to take to the mic, voice their every passion and despair, their joy and hardship, and sharing their stories of what is is to be human in this rapidly changing world. 

Return flights to Minneapolis plus accommodation comes to around $3,000, and I'm hoping to raise half of this through PledgeMe.  The rest will be covered by savings and by other fundraising avenues such as gigs, fundraising dinners and such. 

Please help me put New Zealand on the map of the exploding international slam poetry scene by sending me to the Women of the World Poetry Slam. 

With a thousand thank yous and much aroha from the bottom of my heart,

Ali Jacs

www.alijacs.com

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Updates 1

Wow! Almost there!

23/01/2013 at 11:29 PM

Hi Pledgers!

Wow, I am so blown away by your generosity towards my efforts to get to Minneapolis for the Women of the World Poetry Slam! Thank you so much.

And a huge thank you to PledgeMe for allowing me this platform.

You are all wonderful! My eternal gratitude to you all!

Pledge Me will tell me who picked which awards after the campaign closes in 23 days, so I'll thank you all personally at that stage :)

Ali xo



    Pledgers 49

    RIE KIM
    2013-02-20 11:35:44 +1300
    Barb & Nick McGirr
    2013-02-15 18:51:15 +1300
    Mandy McGirr
    2013-02-15 17:46:26 +1300
    Nicola Siegfried
    2013-02-15 13:34:35 +1300
    Erin McKay
    2013-02-15 10:09:23 +1300
    Emma Sutton
    2013-02-15 08:43:37 +1300
    Colin Basterfield
    2013-02-14 18:36:05 +1300
    Raven Sinclair
    2013-02-14 16:22:26 +1300
    Maddy Conway
    2013-02-14 15:36:33 +1300
    Janet Rosado
    2013-02-14 12:22:01 +1300
    Leanne Rattray
    2013-02-14 11:59:06 +1300
    Tara Forde
    2013-02-14 11:51:11 +1300
    Niki O'Connor
    2013-02-14 11:47:10 +1300
    Lesa Fox
    2013-02-13 21:04:49 +1300
    Dawn Smith
    2013-02-09 22:25:28 +1300
    Dave Butler-Peck
    2013-02-06 21:55:30 +1300
    Jocelyn Orb
    2013-02-06 10:49:02 +1300
    Fee Bowe
    2013-02-05 13:07:12 +1300
    Malika Katia
    2013-02-04 02:37:45 +1300
    Steffi
    2013-02-01 08:55:00 +1300
    Lucy McCahon
    2013-01-30 13:18:04 +1300
    Jane Bartlett
    2013-01-26 18:30:22 +1300
    macjay
    2013-01-26 15:31:27 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2013-01-24 11:21:44 +1300
    Sarah McGray
    2013-01-24 11:19:17 +1300
    Emily
    2013-01-24 09:00:54 +1300
    Lyn Meachen
    2013-01-24 08:43:13 +1300
    [email protected]
    2013-01-24 08:19:47 +1300
    Ange and John
    2013-01-23 21:02:00 +1300
    Helen Rickerby
    2013-01-22 23:13:07 +1300

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    Followers of Slammin' It Girl Style

    Slammin' It Girl Style

    Project 2013-01-09 01:28:20 +1300

    Kia Ora! I'm Ali Jacs, a performance poet from Wellington, on a mission to get the world to tell their own stories in a creative and passionate fashion.  I recently won the New Zealand National Poetry Slam and as the country's first female Slam Champion, I want to head to the  Minneapolis in March to represent Aotearoa in the Women of the World Poetry Slam.  I need your help to get there!  

    If you're scratching your head, a poetry slam is a high-energy audience-interactive performance poetry competition judged by five randomly selected audience members on the night.  You can check out a poetry slam and find out just why I suck so badly at Monopoly by watching the video above.

    After attending the many workshops, performance events and learning sessions of this four-day tournament, I will come back to New Zealand armed with a brand new toolbox of skills and ideas to pass along to the team who run Poetry in Motion, Wellington's monthly performance poetry show at Heaven Pizza.  We are a passionate team of individuals dedicated to promoting spoken word and performance poetry in Wellington, and attracting international spoken word artists. 

    Spoken word poetry is one of the fastest growing performance arts of the modern age and poetry slams are now taking countries all over the world by storm, encouraging people young and old to take to the mic, voice their every passion and despair, their joy and hardship, and sharing their stories of what is is to be human in this rapidly changing world. 

    Return flights to Minneapolis plus accommodation comes to around $3,000, and I'm hoping to raise half of this through PledgeMe.  The rest will be covered by savings and by other fundraising avenues such as gigs, fundraising dinners and such. 

    Please help me put New Zealand on the map of the exploding international slam poetry scene by sending me to the Women of the World Poetry Slam. 

    With a thousand thank yous and much aroha from the bottom of my heart,

    Ali Jacs

    www.alijacs.com

    Comments

    Wow! Almost there!

    23/01/2013 at 11:29 PM

    Hi Pledgers!

    Wow, I am so blown away by your generosity towards my efforts to get to Minneapolis for the Women of the World Poetry Slam! Thank you so much.

    And a huge thank you to PledgeMe for allowing me this platform.

    You are all wonderful! My eternal gratitude to you all!

    Pledge Me will tell me who picked which awards after the campaign closes in 23 days, so I'll thank you all personally at that stage :)

    Ali xo



      RIE KIM
      2013-02-20 11:35:44 +1300
      Barb & Nick McGirr
      2013-02-15 18:51:15 +1300
      Mandy McGirr
      2013-02-15 17:46:26 +1300
      Nicola Siegfried
      2013-02-15 13:34:35 +1300
      Erin McKay
      2013-02-15 10:09:23 +1300
      Emma Sutton
      2013-02-15 08:43:37 +1300
      Colin Basterfield
      2013-02-14 18:36:05 +1300
      Raven Sinclair
      2013-02-14 16:22:26 +1300
      Maddy Conway
      2013-02-14 15:36:33 +1300
      Janet Rosado
      2013-02-14 12:22:01 +1300
      Leanne Rattray
      2013-02-14 11:59:06 +1300
      Tara Forde
      2013-02-14 11:51:11 +1300
      Niki O'Connor
      2013-02-14 11:47:10 +1300
      Lesa Fox
      2013-02-13 21:04:49 +1300
      Dawn Smith
      2013-02-09 22:25:28 +1300
      Dave Butler-Peck
      2013-02-06 21:55:30 +1300
      Jocelyn Orb
      2013-02-06 10:49:02 +1300
      Fee Bowe
      2013-02-05 13:07:12 +1300
      Malika Katia
      2013-02-04 02:37:45 +1300
      Steffi
      2013-02-01 08:55:00 +1300
      Lucy McCahon
      2013-01-30 13:18:04 +1300
      Jane Bartlett
      2013-01-26 18:30:22 +1300
      macjay
      2013-01-26 15:31:27 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2013-01-24 11:21:44 +1300
      Sarah McGray
      2013-01-24 11:19:17 +1300
      Emily
      2013-01-24 09:00:54 +1300
      Lyn Meachen
      2013-01-24 08:43:13 +1300
      [email protected]
      2013-01-24 08:19:47 +1300
      Ange and John
      2013-01-23 21:02:00 +1300
      Helen Rickerby
      2013-01-22 23:13:07 +1300

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      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 20/02/2013 at 11:35 AM.