Fighting Words Mayo

Fighting Words Mayo offers creative writing programming to children and young people in the Museum of Country Life, Turlough, the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar and with Mayo County Libraries.

Fighting Words Mayo
© National Museum of Ireland, Country Life - home of Fighting Words Mayo

Laura Killeen
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Paul Soye
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The Mayo Write Club Project on Zoom, which offers young writers time and space to expand on their story-telling skills, has proven valuable for those between 13 and 18 years to drop in and do some on-the-spot writing and receive helpful feedback from our trained volunteer mentors.

In association with the Linenhall Arts Centre, we have run a very successful Writing for Theatre programme for teens, developing young writers’ skills in playwriting. We hope to get back to in-person writing for theatre workshops in the near future.

Fighting Words Mayo Team
Laura Killen (second from left) and Paul Soye (right) of Fighting Words Mayo