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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The stories in this collection are very different, exhilaratingly so. But they all share what you might call an unflinching quality, a determination to tell their own story in their own way." Paul Murray, from the introduction to the anthology.
Long Story Short was launched at Donabate Community College on Monday 26th May 2014.
That's Comical an anthology of graphic fiction by Fourth Year students at Scoil Chaitríona, Glasnevin, and Fighting Words, Stories inspired by visits to the National Gallery of Ireland, a collection of stories written by primary school children were both launched at the National Gallery of Ireland on Thursday evening, 15th May
The students, teachers, volunteer team and gallery staff were joined by writers Sheila O'Flanagan and Gordon Snell who helped to celebrate this double launch.