‘Fighting Tuesdays’ was launched at Larkin Community College on 25th May 2010.
Jonathan Moore and Marian Ivanov read extracts from their stories and Amanda Miller, Carina Tkachova and Desislava Barimova spoke about their experiences writing the stories.
Several of the students will be doing radio interviews over the coming weeks.
Thank you to Larkin Community College for organising this great event and to friends and family for attending. “Fighting Tuesdays” is a book of 24 short stories , each written by a Larkin College Transition Year student. The group came to Fighting Words on Tuesday afternoons from September – May and wrote, redrafted and edited their short stories, helped and encouraged by Fighting Words volunteers.
The book, with a foreword written by Roddy Doyle and an introduction by Hugo Hamilton, was launched on Tuesday 25th May.
The book has been published by the Stinging Fly Press.
The Stinging Fly Press was established in 2005 and operates in tandem with The Stinging Fly literary magazine as an outlet for the work of new and emerging writers.
The book will be available in all good bookshops. To purchase it online, please click HERE.
"Fighting Tuesdays is a book containing different stories written by teenagers from Dublin. They include action, crime, friendship, romance and horror. Once you start reading you'll find it hard to stop. Don't be shy, just buy!"
Students of Larkin Community College
"The stories in this book all have a real punch because they are all written from the heart. They are the honest view of life from the inside, written by a group of Dublin students who are describing the world as it is today."
"That's one of the reasons I enjoyed Tuesday afternoons, the fighting Tuesdays. Twenty-four young writers sat and wrote the stories in this book, and I watched them. Their frowns and dark concentration, their laughter, their yawns and stretches - what is it about teenagers and their ability to stretch to three or four times their normal length?"
On Tuesday 27th April, Transition Year students from Larkin Community College, along with volunteers from Fighting Words, visited Colour Books in Baldoyle .
They had the opportunity to see the making of “Fighting Tuesdays”.
On Tuesday 4th May, Transition Year students from Larkin got their printed version of THEIR book.
Fighting Words and The Stinging Fly gratefully acknowledge funding support from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon towards the printing of this book.