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Fighting Words Wexford

Wexford County Council Public Library Service through the Reader in Residence programme are delighted to announce that they will be bringing the hugely successful Fighting Words creative writing project to Wexford Library in January 2019.

Fighting Words Wexford will be offering FREE creative writing workshops for primary school children living in County Wexford.

Schools are invited to join this wonderful initiative which is new to Wexford Library.

Dublin Book Festival 2018: Story Writing Workshop

Fighting Words is delighted once again to host a workshop as part of this year's Dublin Book Festival!  Join us for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and write a story together. 

Then write your own ending, draw pictures and at the end of the workshop, take your story home to show all your family and friends!

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1 D01 WD53
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 8-10 years 

Pirate Johnny Blackbeard: Creating a Picture Book at Fighting Words

On Saturday 20 October a group of young writers aged 4 and 5 came to Fighting Words to create a picture book. Working together, they created the character Priate Johnny Blackbeard and his friend Redbeard, who wears a red bandana. Workshop participants illustrated the second part of the story, sending the characters on an adventure at sea to find more fish.

Create A Picture Book at Fighting Words!

Young writers aged 4-5 are invited to Fighting Words to create their very own picture book! Working as a group, participants will invent an original story together and see the pages of their book being created on the Fighting Words screen.

Once they have decided on the characters and plot, participants will create part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors and illustrators, editing as they go. Everyone will then have time to write and draw their own individual endings to the story. Participants will leave with a copy of their book!

Date:  Saturday, 20 October 2018 
Time:  11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1

Fighting Words and DCU Partnership Launched!

Fighting Words launched our partnership with the DCU Institute of Education at the Seamus Heaney Lecture Theatre at the St Patrick's Campus on Thursday, 27 September. DCU President Brian MacCraith introduced Fighting Words co-founder Roddy Doyle. Institute of Education Executive Dean Dr Anne Looney also spoke and Dr Francesca Lorenzi of DCU and FW Education Director Dr Orla Lehane described the partnership in practice.

Fighting Words Wicklow Is Seeking An Intern!

Fighting Words Wicklow offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing workshops for secondary students in the afternoons as well as occasional workshops covering all aspects of writing in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays.  All tutoring is provided by trained and vetted volunteer tutors. Workshops take place at our centre in Glencree and in Blessington, as well as other locations in the Wicklow area.

Interns assist Fighting Words staff with all aspects of programme and project management.  Interns are also responsible for regular administration tasks and also assist in event planning. We offer the opportunity to work with primary and secondary school age students in a supportive and fun environment, as well as the chance to get involved in the running of a branch of an NGO.

Vacant but Not Empty: Re-imagine a Space in North Dublin - A Workshop for 11-13 Years, Saturday, 13 October

There is a big corner lot next door to the Fighting Words centre in Dublin 1. What is happening there? What could happen there? You decide!

A creative writing workshop as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation's Open House Dublin Festival, young people are invited to use their imaginations to consider the space around them.

Age: 11-13
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1 D01 WD53
When: Saturday, 13 October - 1.30pm to 3.30pm

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