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Introducing Ghost Quest: Pyramid Poltergeist!

In August 2018, fifteen young people came to Fighting Words to work with staff from Boulder Media and Fighting Words volunteer tutors to create an animated short.

The kids spent a week devising the story and drawing the characters and travelled to the Boulder Media studios to record the voices.

The result is GHOST QUEST - the story of a boy called Jack, his talking shoes, his dog Buddy and his great grandmother. It is full of magic, adventure and teacakes!

Join us for STEAM + ICE Camp

Are you always coming up with innovative ideas and solutions? Do you enjoy meeting new people and collaborating as part of a team? Have you ever considered starting your own business? We are looking for curious and creative minds to join us for a week of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship at Trinity College Dublin, in partnership with Trinity Walton Club, Tangent (Trinity’s Ideas Workspace) and Fighting Words.
 
Over the course of this camp you will explore your entrepreneurial side, make new friends and learn the skills necessary to turn a brilliant idea into an exciting new business venture.

Create A Picture Book Workshop - Thursday, 4 July

Young writers aged 5-6 are invited to Fighting Words to create their very own picture book! Working as a group, participants will invent an original story together and see the pages of their book being created on the Fighting Words screen.

Once they have decided on the characters and plot, participants will create part of the story together, helped by Fighting Words tutors and illustrators, editing as they go. Everyone will then have time to write and draw their own individual endings to the story. Participants will leave with a copy of their book!

CRC in Association with Fighting Words present Phantasarie Deux

CRC -  in association with Fighting Words -  presents the RT Drama group in Phantasarie Deux

In their first-ever sequel, RT Drama revisits the fantasy world of the Enchanted Forest and the Wild Lands.This time, it’s with original songs written and performed by the group.  

Witches, Vampires, Werewolves and star-crossed Zombies are on the battlefield, in a café, a TV game show and a court room presided over by Judge Mental.

FIGHTING WORDS SUMMER CAMPS 2019

BOOKED OUT! 

Due to demand for places, we are unable to accept late applications.

We are delighted to announce the schedule of FREE summer camps at Fighting Words for 2019!
Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Camp Location:
All camps take place at Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1

Highlights from our 10th Anniversary Showcase at Farmleigh on Saturday, May 4th!

A million thanks to all the writers who participated, the staff at Farmleigh and to everyone who came to celebrate with us.

The event featured poetry, short stories, the premiere of the new animated short Ghost Quest (a co-production with Boulder Media), one of the plays from the Young Playwrights Project with the Abbey Theatre and a new song, written by the audience!

The participants included past and present participants and volunteers, as well as Fighting Words staff -  Robyn Gill, Sharon Hogan, Rachel Thornton, Zara Ní Shuilebháin, Palakshi Rattan, Amy Lawrence, Aidan McAteer, Jack Fanciulli, Rahil Kassouri, Clodagh Mooney Duggan, Juliette Crosbie and Jeda De Brí. The MC on the day was the brilliant Úna Kavanagh. 

 

Young Irish Writing - The 2019 Fighting Words Supplement in The Irish Times

The 2019 Fighting Words supplement of new writing from young authors was published on Tuesday, 7 May 2019.

The annual supplement features writing from primary and secondary school students from all over Ireland.

From our co-founder Roddy Doyle's introduction: "Fighting Words opened in Dublin 10 years ago, in January 2009. We started just as the country was falling apart, as the Celtic Tiger was being hauled off to the abattoir, and we wondered – myself and Seán Love, the co-founders – how long we could stay open, if there’d be enough interest from schools and teachers, if we’d be able to attract enough support.

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