About Us

Mission Statement

Our aim is to help children and young people, and adults who did not have this opportunity as children, to discover and harness the power of their own imaginations and creative writing skills.  At its core, Fighting Words is also about something much broader and more inclusive. It is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to strengthen our children and teenagers – from a wide range of backgrounds – to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.


Fighting Words is an Irish registered company limited by guarantee without a share capital. Company No. 437119. with full charitable status CHY 18262.
Our registered office is Molyneux House, Bride Street, Dublin 8, Ireland. Our headquarters is at Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland.

What We Do

Fighting Words provides free tutoring and mentoring in creative writing and related arts to as many children, young adults and adults with special needs as we can reach. Our programmes and workshops are delivered mainly by volunteer writing tutors.

90% of our funding comes from private individuals and institutions. We receive grant aid for our publications from the Arts Council.