Special thanks to all the schools who attended, to St Mary's BNS Maynooth for kindly hosting us, the NUI Maynooth student volunteers and staff, all the staff at the Cinemobile.
12 magical illustration by Irish illustrator will be up for auction at Hodges Figgis this festive season.
Visit the store to see the pieces on display and place your bid on the perfect Christmas gift from 4th - 11th December
We are thrilled to announce that Fighting Words, in association with Brown Bag, won the award for Best Under 18 Short animated film, for the film The Battle for Ravenwind, at the Dublin Animation Awards recently held in the Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire.
Date: Saturday, 15 November 2014
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 8-11 years
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.