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.
After a festival run around the world, we are delighted to reveal our latest collaboration with Brown Bag Films!
The irreverently titled 'The Story Will Be Revealed in the Movie' is a quirky, mad-cap, extraordinary tale that was written, designed, and performed by the children of Fighting Words as the third consecutive collaboration with Brown Bag Films, with narration by the wonderful Deirdre O'Kane.
Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016
Venue: Toners Pub, 139 Baggot Street, Dublin 2.
Publishing Ireland and The Booksellers Association are hosting a Literary Table Quiz in aid of Fighting Words!
Glory and prizes to be won on the night!
Spark Your Imagination is the children's area of the City Spectacular festival in Dublin. It is a banquet for the brain - the makings of many light bulb moments!
In conjunction with Imaginosity and Fighting Words, ESB Spark Your Imagination is a feast for the senses, with interactive installations, free workshops, and lively performances.
We are delighted to advise the schedule of FREE summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2016!
Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!
Applications close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, June 7th. Applications closed.
Date: 17th May 2016
Venue: Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle
“All of these writers should be proud that their imaginations are well and truly alive, that dreaming "what if?" has taken them far from their own lives and deep and deep into their heads and hearts.” Cecelia Ahern from the introduction to the anthology.
The 6th Fighting Words supplement of new Irish writing was published in The Irish Times on Wednesday, 11 May 2016. The supplement features short stories, poetry and plays from writers aged between seven and seventeen, from all over Ireland.
Well done to all the young authors!
We are deligthed to take part again this year in the Bealtaine Festival, a month-long festival for people aged over 55.
This year, we are offering a series of three workshops on Friday afternoons in May starting on Friday, May 6th.
We will focus on imagining Dublin in the future - these workshops will be part of the Dublin In The Coming Times project.