Fighting Words co-founder Roddy Doyle delivered the following lecture about Fighting Words at Newcastle University.
About a year ago, I sat on the floor in the back of a room called Fighting Words, and watched a class of 9-year-old girls as they wrote a story, together. They sat on little beanbags, in front of a big screen. The screen was blank.
-What do all good stories have? the adult standing in front of them asked.
The answers flew at her.
-Things that are funny!