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We Are Hiring!

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED.

Fighting Words Is Seeking A Development and Outreach Officer
Fighting Words, the creative writing centre for writers of all ages, is seeking a Development and Outreach Officer. Since our establishment in Dublin in 2009, Fighting Words has expanded and now offers programmes in eight locations on the island of Ireland. If you would like further opportunities for children and young people to develop their creative voices, Fighting Words may be looking for you!

FIGHTING WORDS SUMMER CAMPS 2018–Schedule and Information for Parents

THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR SUMMER CAMPS HAS NOW CLOSED. Due to demand, we are unable to accept late applications.

We are delighted to announce the schedule of FREE summer camps at Fighting Words for 2018!

This year, we are again running a variety of summer programmes at our centre in Dublin and a filmmaking camp for teens in Glencree, Co. Wicklow.

Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Applications closed at 5.00pm on Wednesday, June 6th.

Parents who have applied for a place will be advised no later than Monday, 18 June 2018.

Launch of Beyond Boundaries at Manor House School, Raheny

Twenty four transition year students from Manor House School, Raheny have been visiting Fighting Words each Tuesday, since September, to work on their short stories.

They drafted, redrafted, edited and completed the stories with encouragement from Fighting Words volunteers. After a lot of discussion they decided on the title of the book and worked with a designer on the cover, which was inspired by a drawing by one of the writers.

Fighting Words at International Literature Festival Dublin - St Patrick's Park

The Party in the Park, the children's festival as part of the International Literature Festival Dublin, took place at St Patrick's Park, next to St Patrick's Cathedral on Sunday, 20 May. Our brilliant team ran two workshops for kids aged 6-11 years. Check out the brilliant stories: Talking Pizza goes to the moon and Leah the Alien

There were loads of other fun events on the day as well! 

Check out the ILF Dublin website for details about all their exciting events!

SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN LATE MAY!

The 2018 summer camp schedule will be announced at the end of this month on our website, social media and via our parent mailing list.

Camps are aimed at one of three age groups: 8-10 years, 11-13 years and 14-17 years. Due to the popularity of our camps and to ensure fairness, participants are limited to one camp only, we are very strict with regard to age ranges and places are allocated by lottery.

Fighting Words & Silver Thread - Workshops for Bealtaine Festival 2018!

Once again, Fighting Words is working with the Silver Thread team to bring older people and younger people together to tell their stories in two workshops as part of the Bealtaine Festival

We worked with residents at CareChoice Nursing Home in Clare Hall and fourth class students from St Francis of Assisi Primary School, Belmayne.

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