Creative Summer Camp for LGBTQIA+ Youth at Pearse Street Library!


Fighting Words is proud to present its first-ever Creative Summer Camp for LBGTQIA+ Youth in conjunction with UNESCO City of Literature!

Join us for four days of writing, illustrating, and more as we produce a zine of creative work!

  • Dates:Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th August
  • Times: 10am-3pm daily
  • Where: Pearse Street Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 D02 HE37
  • No previous experience required
  • Free of charge! 


Pearse Street exterior

Application Deadline: 5pm on Wednesday, 3 July - apply today!

IMPORTANT:  Submitting an application form does not guarantee a place. Places are allocated by lottery.

Parents who have applied for a place will be advised no later than Wednesday, 10 July

Click on the link below to apply for your place!

Pearse Street interior

Important Terms and Conditions for All Camps – Please Read Carefully

  • Apply for a place for submitting the online application form - DO NOT EMAIL US TO APPLY.
  • Submitting an application form does not guarantee a place.
  • Places will be allocated using a lottery system.
  • Unfortunately, we cannot consider applicants from outside the stated age range.
  • In the case of siblings, please use separate application forms
  • If you receive a place, please confirm it as soon as possible. 
  • Failure to confirm a place may result in the loss of the place and a reallocation of the place to an applicant on the wait list.

Our Team

  • All camps are delivered by experienced writers/artists and Fighting Words staff and volunteer writing mentors.
  • Our staff, workshop facilitators and volunteer mentors are trained in our child protection procedures and are Garda vetted.

Pearse Street camp zines
Photo by Robert Anasch on Unsplash

Publication of Work

Fighting Words publishes work from each participant or group of participants to celebrate their creativity and achievement.

Copyright of the work created at Fighting Words rests with the authors, with permission granted to Fighting Words to feature the creative work in any of their publications, promotional materials and websites.

Every participant has the option to publish anonymously or under a pseudonym.


Our policy is to take photographs and filming of our programmes in action for inclusion on our website, social media and other promotional materials about our work.  All participants will be included - please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Cancellation Policy

If yo are unable to attend the programme for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible. Any available places will be offered to applicants on the waiting list via lottery.

Just a Few More Things…

  • All participants are expected to abide by the Fighting Words Positive Behaviour Policy.
  • Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday, 3 July 2024

Questions? Contact us on

Click below to apply!