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Fighting Words at VUE 2015

Congratulations to the teenage writers on their collaboration with the artists from the Olivier Cornet Gallery. The writers were inspired by various works of contemporary art at a recent workshop in Fighting Words, facilitated by Olivier Cornet. Their writing and the artworks are currently being exhibited at the VUE Art Fair, at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, until Sunday 8th November.

Saul Williams

​We were thrilled to have Saul Williams an American rapper, singer, songwriter, musician, poet, writer, and actor.

He joined aspiring young poets and writers for a masterclass at Dublin's Fighting Words. He is in Dublin for the Lingo Festival

Get Your Tickets To The Premiere Of Brooklyn And Support Fighting Words!

Fighting Words is very excited to have been chosen as one of the charity recipients of a limited number of tickets to the premiere of Brooklyn, the film adaptation of Colm Tóibín's novel, starring Saoirse Ronan and Domhnall Gleeson.

The red carpet premiere takes place on Thursday, October 22nd at the Savoy Cinema in O'Connell Street, Dublin 1 at 7pm. 

Tickets to the premiere are €25.00 each. All proceeds will benefit Fighting Words' free creative writing programmes for children and young people.

Bow Street Screening

A screening was held in Bow Street on Friday 3rd July 2015 of seven shorts films scripted by writers from Fighting Words. The group met with the teenage actors and directors in Bow Street and wrote short scenes for the cast, which were then filmed and edited. Congratulations to all who took part in this great collaboration!

Brain Storms launch

“This is a fantastic collection and it’s one to be savoured – don’t gorge on all the stories at once, spread them out over a long while, like delicacies.

I think we’ll be hearing from many of these new voices again and again and again.” Kevin Barry from the introduction to the anthology.

Brain Storms was launched at CBC Monkstown Park, Dún Laoghaire on Monday 18th May 2015.

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