Outreach Programmes

Do you work with a youth group, community organisation or an adult day service? At Fighting Words, we organise and facilitate creative workshops for people of all ages and abilities in all forms of storytelling.

Adult Writers at The Gate Theatre
Workshops with MELLIE Project participants and Fighting Words mentors at The Gate Theatre

Workshops Designed For Your Group

Whether through story, song, memoir writing, or photography, we want to help your group develop writing skills and share their stories with others. If your organisation is working with a group that is interested in creative writing, our team can design and facilitate creative writing workshops for you. 

Our workshops cater specifically to the needs of each organisation and result in published work for all participants. 

Fighting Words has worked with organisations such as Central Remedial Clinic (Clontarf and Clondalkin), Prosper Fingal, ChildVision, the Brothers of Charity, Gheel Autism Services, the GAA Museum, Marino/Fairview Men’s Shed, Dublin Dockers Preservation Society and My Streets - Walking Tours, to name just a few.

Outreach Programme Opportunities

  • Memoir writing
  • Story writing 
  • Playwriting 
  • Screenwriting 
  • Poetry
  • Graphic fiction 
  • Songwriting 
  • And more!
Young writers

Youth Clubs and Youth Organisations

Do you work with a youth group? Fighting Words has worked organisations working with young people aged 13-18 on a variety of projects and we can tailor a workshop or series of workshops to suit the needs and interests of your group.

Creative writing workshops can help build confidence as well as developing writing skills. Our focus is always on helping young people to express themselves and to tell the stories that they want to tell in their own voices.

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Retired Dublin dockers at a workshop series for adults at Fighting Words

Adult Programmes

Fighting Words programmes for adults are focused on existing groups of adults with additional needs and older people. 

Fighting Words workshops for adults are generally focused in the areas of memoir writing and short stories but we can tailor programmes to suit the interests of any group.

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Contact Us Today!

For more information or to discuss the possibilities for your group, contact Colm Quearney at colm@fightingwords.ie

Please include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Name of your organisation 
  • Your contact information (email and phone number)
  • Tell us about your organisation and how Fighting Words can help you with a creative writing project

Related News and Links

  • Click here to find our publications by adults and young people
  • Check out our latest News from our Outreach programmes