About Us

Mission Statement

Our aim is to help children and young people, and adults who did not have this opportunity as children, to discover and harness the power of their own imaginations and creative writing skills.  At its core, Fighting Words is also about something much broader and more inclusive. It is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to strengthen our children and teenagers – from a wide range of backgrounds – to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.


Fighting Words is an Irish registered company limited by guarantee without a share capital. Company No. 437119 with full charitable status CHY 18262. Our Charities Regulator Number is 20069742. Our registered office and our headquarters are located at Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1, D01 WD53 Ireland.

What We Do

Fighting Words provides free tutoring and mentoring in creative writing and related arts to as many children, young adults and adults with special needs as we can reach. Our programmes and workshops are delivered mainly by volunteer writing tutors.



Fighting Words is a proud member of The International Alliance of Youth Writing Centers, one of  more than 50 youth writing organizations that collectively support over 150,000 young people globally to write a brighter, better future.




Below is a list of some of our friends around the world.