Friendship Fire Starters

Today, and each Tuesday that follows I will be posting suggestions for friendship fire starters…Just like striking a match to start a warm winter fire, Tuesdays friendship fire starters are prompts to action, to encourage readers to catch up with those held near and dear to them , to partake in activities aimed at igniting all that is wonderful and unique about their friendships.

Suggestion will be varied, from restaurants and cafes, films, theatre, festivals, travel destinations, cultural events and the occasional lucky dip…the bizarre, the unclassifiable, the down right weird…they will not always be of interest to the reader, they may even offend or educe a smile, a chuckle, a tear, inspire romance ( I am putting the romance reference as I want to insert this Bruce Springsteen song …in homage to  the very special catch ups the tune has no doubt inspired!!)

The aim of Friendship fire starters is to encourage catch ups….Prehaps you may feel inspired to partake in the event referenced that week, or make an advanced booking to play or restaurant…Friendship fire starters could simply encourage you to pick up the phone for a chat or write a letter, good old-fashioned style communication, attach a stamp and send it to your pen-pal…the possibilities are endless…..I hope you enjoy.

Friendship Fire Starter : Australian  Poetry Slam Grand Final , Sunday the 27th of November, 5pm, Sydney Theatre

I was introduced to Poetry Slamming in Oct, 2010 when I volunteered to work at the 7th annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Bali…Poetry Slamming is essentially a competition at which poets read or recite original work. These performances are then judged on a numeric scale by previously selected members of the audience.

It is everything you expect from live performance and the spoken work,  electrifying, inspiring, nerve-wracking, thought provoking.

Taken directly from the Sydney Theatre Company Website, this is what you can expect from the event on Sunday:

The mightiest, tightest spoken-word artists from every corner of Australia bound on to the stage with blood, sweat and poetry. The Australian Poetry Slam is the hottest guerilla literary event of the year. Our best new writers spit their wit for the judges. Australia’s Slam Champion gets an all expenses paid trip to The Ubud Writers Festival and a tour of China with the Beijing Writers Festival.

Get involved people!…and  for a taste of what you will experience if in the audience on the 27th check out Australian Poetry Slam official website  website

For info on Sundays event, the Sydney Theatre Company ( STC) website contains details : poetry-slam-national-final

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Andrew J. Gephart
    Nov 28, 2011 @ 09:37:36

    Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic? I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Cheers!


    • Catch Up With A Mate
      Nov 30, 2011 @ 01:13:42

      Hi. thanks for your comment….I will be writing about this topic each Tuesday, they are little suggestions to encourage people to catch up with their friends…I hope they inspire readers…Who can say!!


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