Friends of Fighting Words are offering the following to keep young minds engaged during the school closure period:
- Fighting Words wants your stories! Call for submissions from writers at both primary and secondary level found here.
- John Boyne is running a short story competition for authors aged between 6 and 18 years!
Closing date for submissions is 5pm on 25 March. Book Token prizes to be won!
The judging panel includes more Fighting Words friends, including Anne Griffin, Claire Kilroy, Cecelia Ahern, Paul Murray, Donal Ryan. Good luck everyone!
Full details on johnboyne.com/short-story-competition.
- Story prompts from Sarah Webb and Museum of Literature Ireland: Sarah Webb/Museum of Literature:
Story prompts - https://twitter.com/sarahwebbish…/status/1238521677467791361
- The Animation Challenge for Kids from Jane Lee of Fighting Words Cork - a daily challenge using free animation software:
- Kaleidoscope Family Festival have launched HomeClub, starting March 16th:
- Author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers plans to read and discuss his work each weekday:
- Your local library is (virtually) open! For example, check out story time with Stillorgan Library in Dublin:
There are many more to come, check back for more from Fighting Words, stay safe and wash your hands!