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

    Clea Buchler
    2013-01-21 13:56:34 +1300
    Ruth Herbert
    2013-01-19 21:20:58 +1300
    Amanda Rogers
    2013-01-18 10:40:49 +1300
    Holly Walker
    2013-01-18 10:05:03 +1300
    Dianne Parker
    2013-01-18 09:28:59 +1300
    Andrea Sieber
    2013-01-17 21:34:44 +1300
    Sean Higham
    2013-01-17 20:21:55 +1300
    RIE KIM
    2013-01-17 13:02:42 +1300
    Bronwyn Haines
    2013-01-17 12:28:38 +1300
    Kerrlyn McKinnon
    2013-01-17 09:36:59 +1300
    Kylie Sanders
    2013-01-16 15:50:35 +1300
    Lonnard Dean Watkins
    2013-01-16 15:04:20 +1300
    Jack Delgado
    2013-01-16 12:27:02 +1300
    Jodie Durston
    2013-01-15 16:47:48 +1300
    Eugenie Sage
    2013-01-15 15:01:53 +1300
    Travis Cottreau
    2013-01-14 13:22:11 +1300
    Nick Bohm
    2013-01-14 00:39:57 +1300
    Emma Barnes
    2013-01-13 15:03:23 +1300
    Duane Donovan
    2013-01-12 18:24:00 +1300

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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

    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



      Clea Buchler
      2013-01-21 13:56:34 +1300
      Ruth Herbert
      2013-01-19 21:20:58 +1300
      Amanda Rogers
      2013-01-18 10:40:49 +1300
      Holly Walker
      2013-01-18 10:05:03 +1300
      Dianne Parker
      2013-01-18 09:28:59 +1300
      Andrea Sieber
      2013-01-17 21:34:44 +1300
      Sean Higham
      2013-01-17 20:21:55 +1300
      RIE KIM
      2013-01-17 13:02:42 +1300
      Bronwyn Haines
      2013-01-17 12:28:38 +1300
      Kerrlyn McKinnon
      2013-01-17 09:36:59 +1300
      Kylie Sanders
      2013-01-16 15:50:35 +1300
      Lonnard Dean Watkins
      2013-01-16 15:04:20 +1300
      Jack Delgado
      2013-01-16 12:27:02 +1300
      Jodie Durston
      2013-01-15 16:47:48 +1300
      Eugenie Sage
      2013-01-15 15:01:53 +1300
      Travis Cottreau
      2013-01-14 13:22:11 +1300
      Nick Bohm
      2013-01-14 00:39:57 +1300
      Emma Barnes
      2013-01-13 15:03:23 +1300
      Duane Donovan
      2013-01-12 18:24:00 +1300

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