Date: 1 March 2016
Fighting Words has been featured quite a bit in Irish media recently!
Check out the piece in the latest issue of Women's Way, about our programmes and volunteering. Click here
Tips about telling stories from our manager Sara Bennett are featured in MediaHQ's podcast Mediaflash: Click here
Story Title: Banananot vs Chimpy
By: Gaelscoil na Mí, 3rd Class,
Date: 25 February 2016
Another brilliant morning at St Patrick's Cathedral - a tour of the cathedral featuring its' legends and stories followed by creating a story about a banana in a robot suit and some killer potatoes with the students from Gaelscoil na Mí, Ashbourne!
Can you imagine Dublin in the future? Would you like to write about it?
Sebastian Barry has - so has the Dublin Hun.
We are partners in the project DUBLIN IN THE COMING TIMES, running throughout 2016.
In his 1893 collection, “The Rose”, W B Yeats included a poem with the title “To Ireland in the Coming Times.” Borrowing the Yeats title, Dublin in the Coming Times is a free city wide programme of creative writing in which Dubliners, young and old, can create their own stories and poems as they look to the future of their city going through another phase of evolution and renewal. Fighting Words, Dublin City Libraries and other partners will be working together with Dublin Unesco City of Literature to deliver the programme during 2016.
What does Fighting Words do?
Opened in January 2009, the centre offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing tutoring for secondary students in the afternoons, and occasional workshops for various ages in the evenings and at weekends. We also run free week-long summer camps in July and August.
The workshops at Fighting Words run by teams of volunteer writing tutors in a relaxed, creative environment.
Hopscotch was officially launched on Sunday 20th December at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Great Denmark Street. Hopscotch presents the work of several artists and is based around the theme of childhood memories and children's games.
The new Fighting Words Mayo team has been working with primary schools since early October 2015, running workshops at The National Museum of Ireland, Country Life in Castlebar.
We are in the running! Please help us spread the word.
Please vote for "Fighting Words - The Write to Right" and support creative writing for children and teens.
Voting is now closed - thanks to everyone who supported us!
BOOKING NOW CLOSED
Date: Saturday, 14 November 2015
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 8-11 years
Join us for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and write a story together.