Emilie's Residency Fund

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Emilie Staat  NEW ORLEANS, LA


Funds needed to attend a residency in Pennsylvania during the month of September. I'll be living and writing at Soaring Gardens, sharing space with a talented visual artist while we both create our art. My project is the first draft of a memoir about learning to tango and how the experience has impacted my relationships. Any amount you can contribute will be appreciated and every donor will be thanked in the acknowledgements when the book is published. 

Links to Emilie's work:
http://emiliestaat.wordpress.com/
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2934570/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1

The published essay "Tango Face" is available here:
http://digital.turn-page.com/i/220881/1 (pg 411-412)
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Update 15
Posted by Emilie Staat
30 months ago
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This update is coming to you from New Orleans, now that I am home from my epic 6-week journey that *YOU* helped me accomplish. Hopefully, you've all received your tokens of my appreciation. My last two days at Soaring Gardens, I put together a thank you note photo session for y'all as well, to share some of my favorite spots and aspects of the residency, and to let you know that each of you were in my thoughts while I was there. Here's a link to that post: http://emiliestaat.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/soaring-gardens-thank-you-notes/

Also on the blog are 3 updates from Soaring Gardens, with tons of pictures and details about my time there. I'll be posting updates soon about the journey home. The newest Quarterly Reading Report was posted today and last Friday I added a wonderful Re-Reading Project guest post. So, there's lots of great stuff on the blog, even if I do say so myself.

And now for some wrapping up housekeeping. Near the end of the month, I'll be posting a massive Bragging On post *just* for folks who helped me get to Soaring Gardens. This is my opportunity to brag on each of you, what you're doing and accomplishing, so please send me details about anything you're particularly proud of (and if there's anything you don't want me to mention publicly, let me know that too). You can send it to: my name at yahoo dot com.

I've turned off donations here, but I'll leave the page up, at least for the rest of the year.

And, once more, THANK YOU so much for making this journey possible. I hope you enjoy reading all about it and seeing all the photos.

-Emilie
The studio at Soaring Gardens
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Update 14
Posted by Emilie Staat
31 months ago
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Hi y'all - this update comes from Soaring Gardens! My housemate and I (painter Anne Canfield) arrived yesterday afternoon and settled in, fixed dinner and just admired the loveliness of this place. Today is our first full day, so we're both starting to establish our work routines. Two quick things I think you might like:

First, here's a photo of our first meal, as well as a little of the gardens and land in the background, and another from my walk this morning. You can see how lovely and wonderful it is here.

Second, as we were unpacking, I received word that a short essay I wrote was accepted for an anthology. More details as I know them and I'll definitely let you know when the book is available. So, barely here an hour and great news! This place is really magical.

Thank you to each and every one of you for helping me get here!

-Emilie
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Update 13
Posted by Emilie Staat
31 months ago
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Hi everybody! In all the busyness of leaving town last week, I never officially shut down the fundraiser and two more kind folks contributed $300, officially getting me over the halfway mark. I can't thank y'all enough for all of your donations, kind words, encouragement and love. I'm still gonna try, though. :)

When you get a moment, please send me your address (if you haven't already) or preferred social media (FB? Twitter? Instagram) contact info. I will use this *only* to send you a physical or digital token of my appreciation (your preference).

I'd also love for you to share with me something that you've achieved recently or are particularly proud of. With your permission, I will then share this information in a special Contributors Bragging On post on my blog. Here's my last bragging on post for an example: http://emiliestaat.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/everybody-brag-now/

I'm so overdue for a brag - the people in my life keep achieving such extraordinary things. As for me, I am particularly proud that the people who helped make this dream a reality are such awesome, creative, amazing people.

Thank you,
Emilie
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Update 12
Posted by Emilie Staat
31 months ago
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I am running around like mad, getting ready to head out for the first leg of the residency road trip. Thank you so much for all of your donations, kind words and encouragement. It's happening, because of you!
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Yunoh Smint
10 months ago

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Thomas Broussard
32 months ago

Good Luck! I can't wait to read Tango Face when you are done with it.

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Raised by 37 people in 32 months
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Created August 3, 2014
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Amanda Hembree Morton
30 months ago

I'm covering my insane jealousy by funding your adventure.

$250
Anonymous
31 months ago
$50
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31 months ago
$50
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31 months ago
BS
$30
Bridgitte Staat
31 months ago

Love ya Emilie. Hope you have a great time.

$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
JB
$25
Joi Brozek
31 months ago
$20
Anonymous
31 months ago
$25
Beth Burger
31 months ago

Can't wait to read your story. So excited for you.

JG
$80
Jessica Gentry
31 months ago

Hope your time is amazing and productive. Good luck!

Yunoh Smint
10 months ago

Learn more about how CoverrMe.com works here, and start a visual crowdfunding campaign when you're ready.

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Thomas Broussard
32 months ago

Good Luck! I can't wait to read Tango Face when you are done with it.

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