Posts Tagged: indiegogo

Podcatcher #3: Poetry Jawns

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Emma Sanders and Alina Pleskova charm us with their affection for each other, DIY ethos, and belief on Poetry Jawns, what matters is the work.

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GoDefundMe

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There’s no denying that crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have brought resources to artists and causes that wouldn’t have found support a decade ago. However, according to Emma Hoffman at WIRED, a dark side is emerging. Everything—from academic research projects, to elementary school classes, to parks and recreation departments—is seen as crowdfundable, meaning that […]

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Quit Your Day Job

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The writing life ain’t cheap. Longtime Rumpus friend and contributor Antonia Crane has declared this the “Summer of Love: Stop Stripping, Start Writing” and she can’t make it happen without us. Help her raise the money to attend Bread Loaf and Byrdcliffe Art Colony this summer, and score some pretty cool perks in the process (naked VIP manuscript review, anyone?). […]

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Bringing Literacy to Queens

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Only 20% of children in the neighborhood of South Jamaica, Queens, New York, can read at grade level. That number is astoundingly low, but three enterprising young individuals hope to change that through a new non-government organization. They’ve created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for things like after-school and weekend programs, as well as […]

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Book of Wikipedia

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Some Wikipedia fans in Germany are aiming to change the way the online, editable encyclopedia is read. The group known as PediaPress is trying to raise $50,000 to turn the website into a 1,000 volume set of books, each containing around 1,200 pages. Their goal is to exhibit the printed encyclopedia at a Wikimania conference […]

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Green Branch Library to Branch Out with Bookmobile

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The Green Branch Library has done amazing work providing books and other materials about social and environmental justice to kids in Oakland. Now they’re hoping to expand their reach to kids all over the Bay Area with a a bookmobile! Check out the extraordinarily adorable Claymation video they made for their Indiegogo campaign and make a […]

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Peggy Sue’s Rock & Roll Mysteries

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You’ve probably heard Buddy Holly’s classic song “Peggy Sue” (and/or its sequel “Peggy Sue Got Married“), but did you know Peggy Sue was a real person? She hung out around Holly while dating his drummer, and stayed on the early rock ‘n’ roll scene long after Holly died. Now the Rockabye School, Blue Water Productions, […]

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Graywolf Press Needs your Help!

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Books sales cover only 50 percent of Graywolf’s expenses, which is why they are currently running an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to build a new and much improved website. Features on Graywolf’s new website will include: behind the scenes insights on publishing, original articles and poems by your favorite authors, and a mechanism to […]

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