Sarah Jane Barnett

Sarah Jane Barnett has helped fund

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Hinemoana Baker

Kia ora! I'm a poet and teacher of creative writing in Wellington. The new book I'm writing tells two haunting family stories: my father's time spent as a child in a Catholic orphanage in Nelson, and my own story of trying to become a parent and experiencing infertility. It's about what it means to lose a parent, to be a parent, and to lose the opportunity to have children of your own. On a wider level it's about me connecting with my father through our shared experiences of grief. For the last year I have been Creative New Zealand Victoria University Writer in Residence in Wellington. I've researched and written 40,000 words of a new book, 'Dear Mother Basillise'. I need one more year of writing and researching full time to take my book to the point where I can submit it to my publisher. I'm asking my 'Boosted' supporters to help me with the first six months of that.

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Sam Duckor-Jones

I am a sculptor without his most vital tool! Pictured - me seated in my idle kiln, with ceramic friend. If I can get this important machine up and running I will be able to participate in so many more sculpture events than I do currently - do you wish to see more brightly coloured large ceramic men in galleries and sculpture parks across the world? Of course you do, so - please help fund the installation of my kiln!

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International Institute of Modern Letters

This campaign is about reviving the National Schools Poetry Award, the only national poetry competition for high school students in Aotearoa.

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