It's here! The 2017 The Irish Times/Fighting Words supplement of Young Irish Writing! A million thanks to the editorial committee and the staff at The Irish Times. It looks brilliant and the content is of course fantastic. Congratulations to all the young writers!
Fighting Words is delighted to be part of the 2017 5 Lamps Arts 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!
You can find out more about the Five Lamps Arts Festival here.
Places are limited and booking is required. Please find the booking form here
Date: 07 February 2017
Fighting Words Cork was officially launched on February 7th! Well done to all the young writers, the volunteer team and our partners at Graffiti Theatre Company
Big thank you to Roddy Doyle, Sean Love, Louise O'Neill, 4th Class from Blarney St. Boys School and all our volunteers and friends for helping us launch Fighting Words Cork today!
Thinking about Dublin in the future - how will the city look, how will landmarks change and how will they be used. A tour of Croke Park acts as the inspiration for the creative writing workshop that follows. Use the ideas to create your own pieces of writing around the theme 'Dublin in the Coming Times.'
The Fighting Words Mayo team recently ran a fantastically fun workshop with the Belleek and Moy Brownie groups at the Jackie Clarke Collection in Ballina.
Up in the Wicklow Mountains, stories are written by primary and secondary school students at Fighting Words Glecree, opened in September 2016.
Primary and secondary school workshops run Tuesday through Thursday.
If you’d like to inquire about booking a class or about volunteering, contact Mark Davidson.
In addition to our Dublin centre, Fighting Words delivers workshops at a variety of locations around the country, including our sister centre in Northern Ireland, Fighting Words Belfast.
The passing of the wonderful Irish poet John Montague is of great sadness. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and relatives.
Penguin Random House Ireland is today launching its partnership with Fighting Words to help thousands of young people discover and reach their creative potential regardless of their background.
The relationship with Fighting Words builds on a wider long-term partnership between Penguin Random House UK and Ministry of Stories, a London-based charity founded on the same principles as Fighting Words and part of a global network of creative writing and mentoring centres.