Summer Camps 2016

We are delighted to advise the schedule of FREE summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2016!

Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Applications close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, June 7th. Applications closed.

25 Stories High launch

Date: 17th May 2016
Venue: Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle

“All of these writers should be proud that their imaginations are well and truly alive, that dreaming "what if?" has taken them far from their own lives and deep and deep into their heads and hearts.” Cecelia Ahern from the introduction to the anthology.

Dublin in the Coming Times

Can you imagine Dublin in the future? Would you like to write about it?

Sebastian Barry has - so has the Dublin Hun.

We are partners in the project DUBLIN IN THE COMING TIMES, running throughout 2016.

In his 1893 collection, “The Rose”, W B Yeats included a poem with the title “To Ireland in the Coming Times.” Borrowing the Yeats title, Dublin in the Coming Times is a free city wide programme of creative writing in which Dubliners, young and old, can create their own stories and poems as they look to the future of their city going through another phase of evolution and renewal. Fighting Words, Dublin City Libraries and other partners will be working together with Dublin Unesco City of Literature to deliver the programme  during 2016.

Would You Like To Help Children and Young People Create New Stories? Volunteer at Fighting Words!

What does Fighting Words do?
Opened in January 2009, the centre offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing tutoring for secondary students in the afternoons, and occasional workshops for various ages in the evenings and at weekends. We also run free week-long summer camps in July and August.

The workshops at Fighting Words run by teams of volunteer writing tutors in a relaxed, creative environment.


Hopscotch was officially launched on Sunday 20th December at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Great Denmark Street. Hopscotch presents the work of several artists and is based around the theme of childhood memories and children's games.

Fighting Words at VUE 2015

Congratulations to the teenage writers on their collaboration with the artists from the Olivier Cornet Gallery. The writers were inspired by various works of contemporary art at a recent workshop in Fighting Words, facilitated by Olivier Cornet. Their writing and the artworks are currently being exhibited at the VUE Art Fair, at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, until Sunday 8th November.

Saul Williams

​We were thrilled to have Saul Williams an American rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, poet, writer, and actor.

He joined aspiring young poets and writers for a masterclass at Dublin's Fighting Words. He is in Dublin for the Lingo Festival

Get Your Tickets To The Premiere Of Brooklyn And Support Fighting Words!

Fighting Words is very excited to have been chosen as one of the charity recipients of a limited number of tickets to the premiere of Brooklyn, the film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novel, starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson.

The red carpet premiere takes place on Thursday, October 22nd at the Savoy Cinema in O'Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 7pm. 

Tickets to the premiere are €25.00 each. All proceeds will benefit Fighting Words' free creative writing programmes for children and young people.

Bow Street Screening

A screening was held in Bow Street on Friday 3rd July 2015 of seven shorts films scripted by writers from Fighting Words. The group met with the teenage actors and directors in Bow Street and wrote short scenes for the cast, which were then filmed and edited. Congratulations to all who took part in this great collaboration!

Brain Storms launch

“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.

Pub Quiz

Winter is Coming….And so is the Fighting Words Game of Thrones table quiz! 

Win honor and glory for your house and gain the Iron Throne*. Losers will not be sent to The Wall, we promise.

Lannisters always pay their debts, and so do we. 

Summer at Fighting Words 2015!

We are delighted to advise the schedule of FREE summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2015.   Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun.  Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Applications closed at 4.00pm on Wednesday, May 20th. Please note that we cannot accept any late applications.



Fighting Words has been travelling around the country in 2015!

As well as opening Fighting Words Belfast, teams of Fighting Words volunteers have run workshops in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Dingle in Co. Kerry and in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

In Castlebar, we worked with primary and secondary school students at the Museum of Country Life.

In Dingle, we ran a primary school workshop as part of the Animation Dingle festival with support from our friends at JAM Media.