Summer Camps

About Our Summer Camps

Fighting Words run three- and four-day summer camps throughout July and August annually. The camps cover creative writing in all its forms, from comic books to songwriting, from filmmaking to short fiction. All camps are run by experienced professionals in their given field and supported by trained Fighting Words volunteers. As with all Fighting Words programmes, our summer camps are free of charge.

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 and places are allocated by lottery.

We are delighted to advise the schedule of FREE summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2016! Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

BOOKINGS FOR SUMMER 2016 HAVE CLOSED AND WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT FURTHER APPLICATIONS. Click here for more details.

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Create a comic


Participants devise, write and illustrate a comic book with guidance and assistance from experienced artists.
 

Fiction Writing


Participants will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of writing fiction with experienced writers. Fiction Writing, 14-17 years

Cartoon Studies


Participants worked with a team of artists to create their own cartoon character and to develop storylines.

Songwriting


Working with experienced songwriters, participants will write their own songs.  Feel free to bring your own instrument, but it's not necessary - the emphasis will be on writing.

Playwriting


Introduction to writing plays.  Participants will work with theater practitioners to devise characters and short scripts.
 

Playwriting & Puppetry


Participants will write a play, create characters, make puppets and put on a performance!
 

Poetry and Perfomance


Participants explore various aspects of writing poetry with experienced writers, including song lyrics and spoken word.

Journalism


The camps explore various techniques and writing styles when writing a column.

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Photography


Participants will learn about taking photographs and then use the pictures to illustrate stories.
 

Film Making


Participants will write, film and edit their own short films, which will be screened at the end of the week.
 

Radio


Participants will script and record their own radio show, with recording equipment and sound effects.