Our Programs

Fighting Words is a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love. Inspired by 826 National in the United States, Fighting Words is located on Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1 - very close to Croke Park.

Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. We provide story-telling workshops for primary school groups, creative writing workshops for secondary students, summer camps for kids and teens and workshops for groups of adults with special needs. All tutoring is free.

Fighting Words workshops are created and run by volunteer writing tutors, who are trained in child protection and Garda vetted. The volunteers include professional writers - novelists, screen-writers, journalists, poets - aspiring writers, student teachers from DCU and all the Dublin colleges of education, retired teachers and many more people who are just keen to be involved in creative work.

If you are interested in finding out more about the workshops and other programmes on offer for primary school groups, secondary groups, or adults, follow the links below. If you are interested in being one of our volunteers, visit www.fightingwords.ie/volunteer