Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Are you up for a start?
Yesterday I was invited to a startup, only it isn't one and the name of the organisation is UpStart.
Confused yet?
It is really simple.
UpStart is a non-profit arts collective which aims to put creativity at the centre of public consciousness during the Irish General Election Campaign in 2011.
Yesterday six of us, six bloggers came answering the call. Two were missing in action but we were told they will enrol soon.
Basically we were invited to form a fleet. And what a formidable fleet that was! It was as engaging as watching the beginning of a revolution. We were going to be brothers in arms; Uniting under the same flag; Fighting for the cause of creativity. We were Soldiers of Art.
Private L.A Speedwing?
Yes Sir!
What can you bring to his batallion, soldier?
Although slightly intimidated at first, I explained how I could contribute to win this battle and at the end of it, I can proudly say that I was part of the rank and file.
My mission:  Write every day for the Upstart blog and get as many writers interviews to bring their views and reactions to this project.
My weapons: One computer. One dictaphone. One brain.
Time constraint: Ten days.

So here is my pledge of allegiance:
I, Laura A Speedwing will honor, protect and serve the interests of Upstart bringing as many writers' voices as I can into this project.” (That is if they answer my call.)
At ease Soldier!
I said: “At ease, it doesn't mean rest! You have work to do. Those writers await you. Sling your weapons and off you go!”
Sir! Yes, Sir! 

Next I will BE FIRING questions!!!!

For more details, is here an article on the project:

Also here is the link to the New Upstart blog!!


  1. Why is there a 10 day time constraint?

  2. In the midst of all the fear and uncertainty, a momentum is gathering speed.The arts are whispering,shouting,singing to us,passing on the message that everything and anything is possible. Let the games begin.

    Anne T

  3. I like your mojo! I say take up your pens and fight to the death!

  4. Thanks! I will fight 'til it will bleed! ;-)