In addition to our Dublin centre, Fighting Words delivers workshops at a variety of locations around the country, including our sister centre in Northern Ireland, Fighting Words Belfast.
The passing of the wonderful Irish poet John Montague is of great sadness. We send our deepest sympathy to his family and relatives.
Penguin Random House Ireland is today launching its partnership with Fighting Words to help thousands of young people discover and reach their creative potential regardless of their background.
The relationship with Fighting Words builds on a wider long-term partnership between Penguin Random House UK and Ministry of Stories, a London-based charity founded on the same principles as Fighting Words and part of a global network of creative writing and mentoring centres.
This position has been filled.
Fighting Words – the creative writing centre in Dublin– is seeking an intern!
Fighting Words offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing workshops for secondary students in the afternoons as well as workshops covering all aspects of writing in the evenings, at weekends and during the school holidays. All tutoring is provided by trained and vetted volunteer mentors.
Interns assist Fighting Words staff with all aspects of programme and project management. Interns are also responsible for regular administration tasks and also assist in event planning. We offer the opportunity to work with primary and secondary school age students in a supportive and fun environment, as well as the chance to get involved in the running of a small NGO.
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!
Places are limited and booking is required. Please find the booking form here.
The song that tells the story of Fighting Words!
Performed by Ms Gilroy's 3rd class 2015-2016, St Fiachra's Senior National School, Beaumont, Dublin 9. Composed by John Butler, sound by Colm Quearney, direction by Louise Foxe, mastered by Daniel Fox, filmed by Oliver Fallen. Special thanks to all involved!
As part of the Dublin In The Coming Times project, we are excited about several fantastic workshops coming up on Saturdays in November and December at different locations in Dublin.
About Dublin In The Coming Times
Can you imagine Dublin in the future? Would you like to write about it? Fighting Words is one of the 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."
Glenn Patterson helps celebrate Crosswords – a cross-community, cross-border creative writing project by Fighting Words Belfast and Fighting Words Dublin in North Belfast.
On Friday 3rd June children from Belfast and Dublin gathered at the Girdwood Community Hub with acclaimed author Glenn Patterson to launch an exciting new publication produced collaboratively with five schools participating in the Crosswords project.
Volunteer at our NEW location at the Aurora Centre, Glencree, Co. Wicklow! Workshops kick off on Tuesday, 13 September and will run three days per week. Are you a registered FW tutor? Sign up on the Glencree calendar on the website! Interested in finding out more? Go the the Volunteer page.
Volunteering at Fighting Words is immensely rewarding and a lot of fun. All you need is a listening ear to help kids turn their ideas into great stories.
But don't take our word for it. Click on the video below to find out more.