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Fundraising Night at Fighting Words

Come to the centre on Thursday, 10 November from 8pm to 11pm for a fun evening to benefit Fighting Words!

There will be plenty of fun and niblets on the night.  Both Lost In Transition and the brand new Fighting Words Annual 2011 (a collection of primary school stories written at FW will be on sale as well as a raffle and other prizes, right down to the ones you would rather not have.

Word of Mouth: A Year in the Life of Fighting Words

Word of Mouth follows a year in the life of the creative writing centre, Fighting Words, developed by the award winning Irish writer Roddy Doyle and the former director of Amnesty Ireland, Sean Love, which was inspired by 826 Valencia in San Francisco and is located in the heart of Dublin city.

The documentary was broadcast on  RTÉ lyric fm on Friday 28th October 2011 at 7pm.

Fighting Words at The Ark

Creative Writing Workshops with Fighting Words for  7-12 years
Dates Tuesday 1st November 2:30-4:30PM & Wednesday 2nd November 11-1PM

We are delighted to welcome our friends at Fighting Words to The Ark this Halloween mid-term break for two days of free creative writing workshops as part of our Cosy Corner Programme.

Seán Love, pictured here with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, receives the 2011 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award

Director of Fighting Words, Seán Love, pictured here with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, receives the 2011 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award at a reception in Dublin on Wednesday, 19th October. Image by Clare Mulvany ©€ 200,000 Awarded to Each of Three 2011 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Winners
Seán Coughlan, Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, said that social entrepreneurs have developed solutions that tackle some of Ireland’s entrenched social problems.

Three awards were presented on 19th October at a ceremony in Dublin, one in the area of education, one in the area of sustainability and the other  to encourage greater participation of women in politics.
 

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