“This is a fantastic collection and it’s one to be savoured – don’t gorge on all the stories at once, spread them out over a long while, like delicacies.
I think we’ll be hearing from many of these new voices again and again and again.” Kevin Barry from the introduction to the anthology.
Brain Storms was launched at CBC Monkstown Park, Dún Laoghaire on Monday 18th May 2015.
Twenty five transition year students from the school have been visiting Fighting Words each Thursday, since September, to work on their short stories.
They drafted, redrafted, edited and completed the stories with encouragement from Fighting Words volunteers. They chose the title of the book and worked with a designer on the cover.
They also organised the launch in their school which was a great occasion.
The students were joined by family, friends, school staff and the Fighting Words team to celebrate the publication of their book.