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First Fortnight 2019 - Create A Character Workshop for Kids!

As part of First Fortnight, the annual festival that raises awareness about mental health challenges prejudice and works to end stigma, Fighting Words is hosting a workshop for young writers aged 6 to 8 years on Saturday, January 26th!

Create A Character at Fighting Words!
Where: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1
When: Saturday, 26 January 2019
Time: 11am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 6 to 8 years
Cost: FREE

Musician Memoir Series

Preserving the History of Irish Musicians

Did you spend your life working as a musician in the era of Jazz, Showbands or Beat Groups in the 1950s, 60s and 70s?

We are looking for retired musicians, even though we know they are all still playing!

Fighting Words is providing a series of creative writing workshops that will help you to commit your stories to paper.

Fighting Words Wexford

Wexford County Council Public Library Service through the Reader in Residence programme are delighted to announce that they will be bringing the hugely successful Fighting Words creative writing project to Wexford Library in January 2019.

Fighting Words Wexford will be offering FREE creative writing workshops for primary school children living in County Wexford.

Schools are invited to join this wonderful initiative which is new to Wexford Library.

Dublin Book Festival 2018: Story Writing Workshop

Fighting Words is delighted once again to host a workshop as part of this year's Dublin Book Festival!  Join us for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and write a story together. 

Then write your own ending, draw pictures and at the end of the workshop, take your story home to show all your family and friends!

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1 D01 WD53
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 8-10 years 

Pirate Johnny Blackbeard: Creating a Picture Book at Fighting Words

On Saturday 20 October a group of young writers aged 4 and 5 came to Fighting Words to create a picture book. Working together, they created the character Priate Johnny Blackbeard and his friend Redbeard, who wears a red bandana. Workshop participants illustrated the second part of the story, sending the characters on an adventure at sea to find more fish.

Create A Picture Book at Fighting Words!

Young writers aged 4-5 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!

Date:  Saturday, 20 October 2018 
Time:  11:00am to 12:30pm
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1

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