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We Want Your Stories! Send Your Creative Writing to Fighting Words

During this time when we might find ourselves with more time,  it's time for more stories! Fighting Words is inviting children and young people to write and share their writing with us.Primary School Age Writers (Age 7-12): The Fighting Words Story-Starter

Scríbhneoirí Bunscoile (Aois 7-12): 'Story-Starter' Fighting Words

We have invented the Story-Starter, which we hope will spark your imagination and help you get started on a story.  You can change anything you want in the story - you don't have to include all the ideas generated in the Story-Starter.

Office Closure

Due to theCovid-19 pandemic and in line with Government guidelines, the offices of Fighting Words will be closed until April 20th. The closure will be reviewed at that time and further action taken as required.

All programmes in all centres and partner organisation locations are cancelled during this time.

The organisation will be functioning and staff are working off-site. You can continue to contact our staff in the usual way.

Online Resources to Keep Young Writers Creating!

Friends of Fighting Words are offering the following to keep young minds engaged during the school closure period:

  • Fighting Words wants your stories! Call for submissions from writers at both primary and secondary level found here.
     
  • John Boyne is running a short story competition for authors aged between 6 and 18 years!​
    Closing date for submissions is 5pm on 25 March. Book Token prizes to be won!

    The judging panel includes more Fighting Words friends, including Anne Griffin, Claire Kilroy, Cecelia Ahern, Paul Murray, Donal Ryan. Good luck everyone!
    Full details on johnboyne.com/short-story-competition.

 

WINNERS!

Fighting Words and Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) Clontarf and Clondalkin have enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the past year. 

In June 2019, we worked with the RT Drama Group from CRC Clontarf on the production of their play Phantasarie Deuxwhich was performed at the Players Theatre at Trinity College and at the Anam Festival at Dublin City University. 

FIGHTING WORDS CLOSURE /FIGHTING WORDS AG DÚNADH

With effect from 6pm on Thursday, 12 March:

All workshops and events are cancelled until 20 April to protect the health of all students, volunteers and staff.

This situation will remain under review. The closure may be extended in line with government advice with regard to the Covid-19 situation in Ireland.

The closure applies to ALL programmes that are scheduled to take place both at Fighting Words locations AND off-site locations.

 

 

Ón 6 a chlog tráthnóna Déardaoin, 12 Márta:

Tá gach ceardlann agus gach imeacht curtha ar ceal go dtí an 29 Márta d'fhonn sláinte ár ndaltaí, ár ndaoine deonacha agus ár bhfoireann a chosaint.

Coinneofar an cás seo faoi athbhreithniú. D'fhéadfaí fanacht dúnta níos faide ag brath ar chomhairle ón rialtas maidir le cás an Covid-19 in Éirinn.

Baineann an dúnadh seo le GACH imeacht atá beartaithe ag ionaid Fighting Words AGUS ag ionaid sheachtracha.

Calling all Senior Citizens in the Local Area…

GAA Museum and Fighting Words Need You for a New Project

As part of the GAA Museum’s programme of events to remember the tragic events of Bloody Sunday in Croke Park on November 21st, 1920 we are teaming up with the GAA to launch a new community project. If you like telling stories or have an interest in local history, then this is for you!

We are looking for local senior residents who would be interested in attending free writing workshops focusing on local history and stories.

Writing for Animation

'Writing for animation' was a four-month project in collaboration with animation students from Colaiste Dhulaigh. Over the course of three workshops, four young writers from Write Club created scripts for short animated films. These scripts were then taken on by teams of animation students from Colaiste Dhulaigh.

Fighting Words Chonamara!

Bhí lá mór againn i Ros Muc Dé hAoine seo caite, 17 Eanáir nuair a sheol Roddy Doyle Fighting Words Chonamara!

B'iad Rang a 6 as Scoil Éinne, An Spidéal a bhí i mbun pinn ar an lá agus bhain siad an-sult as an gceardlann. Buíochas mór le gach duine a tháinig amach.

Fighting Words Connemara was formally launched on Friday, 17 January by Roddy Doyle at Ionad Cultúrtha an Phiarsagh in Ros Muc. 

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