The School of Education at Dublin City University (DCU) has completed an evaluation of the Fighting Words creative writing model for secondary school students, and an assessment of the potential for adaptation within the curriculum.
Come to Fighting Words and create your own superhero in words and illustration!
Working with Fighting Words tutors, participants will create a brand new superhero, with his/her own backstory, special powers and potential foil. NO PREVIOUS DRAWING OR WRITING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.
Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 13 Russell Street, Dublin 1
We had a brilliant trip to Limerick last week! Special thanks to all the schools who attended, to Julie McLoughlin at the Limerick City and County Library Service and all the staff at the Cinemobile.
Beyond the Stars was launched at Easons in O'Connell Street on Thursday, October 2nd. Most of the authors and illustrators were on hand signing copies and there was a very entertaining Q&A with Sarah Webb, Roddy Doyle and Niamh Sharkey.
A group of 38 Fighting Words volunteer tutors took part in Theatre of Shadows on Saturday, 27 September 2014 - an adventure inside the much-loved world of Derek Landy's bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant books.
The event was tailor-made by author Derek Landy and a crack team of LARP (Live Action Role Playing) specialists. There was role-playing, problem solving and an amazing quest to tackle.
A very special book will be published by HarperCollins UK later this year. Beyond the Stars is a collection of short stories for children by several great Irish authors andillustrators, and edited by Sarah Webb. All profits will go to Fighting Words.
Beyond the Stars will feature twelve tales of adventure, magic and wonder.
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.
Thinking about a career in teaching or the arts? Interns assist Fighting Words staff with all aspects of programme and project management.
FIGHTING WORDS AT THE ST ANNE'S ROSE FESTIVAL 2014! We are excited to offer story-writing workshops for children aged 6-12 (and their parents) on Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th at the Rose Festival in St Anne's Park, Clontarf. The fun starts at 2pm on both days at the Dublin North Rotary tent near the playground and there's no need to book.Click here for more. See you there!
To celebrate 10 years of the Obudsman for Children's Office, a team from Athena Media visited Fighting Words in May and worked with a group of teenage writers.
Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!
Registrations close at 5.00pm Thursday, June 5th. Registrations now closed
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