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Déan ceiliúradh ar Dhá Scéal Déag na Nollag le Fighting Words agus le Graffiti Theatre Company!

An Nollaig seo, ba mhaith le Fighting Words agus le Graffiti Theatre Company cuireadh a thabhairt do scríbhneoirí óga idir 6 agus 12 bliain d’aois a scéal Nollag féin a scríobh! Tá sé níos tábhachtaí i mbliana ná bhí sé riamh spiorad na féile a chothú, mar sin cuir do shamhlaíocht ag obair agus cum scéal nua.

Cum Scéal Nollag le Cabhair ónar gCairde

D’iarr muid ar ár gcairde tús a chur leis na scéalta ionas go mbeadh cabhair agaibhse agus sibh ag tosú - cliceáil ar na naisc thíos le breathnú ar thús na scéalta agus beidh tú féin in ann críoch a chur leo.

dhá scéal déag ann ar fad- cliceáil ar na naisc le héisteacht leis na húdair agus na haisteoirí as chuile chearn den tír as Béarla agus as Gaeilge!

Celebrate The 12 Stories of Christmas with Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company!

This festive season, Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company are inviting young writers between the ages of 6 and 12 years to write your own Christmas story! Spreading holiday cheer is more important than ever this year, so fire up your imagination and create a new classic tale.

Create a Christmas Story with Some Help from Our Friends!

To help you get started, we have asked some of our friends to craft story prompts - click on the links below to watch the start of a new story that you can finish yourself.

There are twelve stories in all - click on the links to hear stories by authors and performers from all over the island of Ireland in English and in Irish!

Dublin Book Festival 2020: Story Writing Workshop

THIS EVENT IS BOOKED OUT

Fighting Words is delighted once again to host a workshop as part of this year's  Dublin Book Festival!

Join us for a fun and interactive workshop, creating characters and writing a story together. Then use your imagination to finish the story yourself! At the end of the workshop, we will publish the story on the Fighting Words website.

Date: Saturday, 5 December
Location: Online
Time: 10.30am to 12.30pm
Age Range: 8-10 years 

Lighthouse Storybook: The Perfect Christmas Gift!

Support children's charities and children's writing, put our Lighthouse Storybook on your Christmas list

Christmas is coming and we have just the stocking-filler for you!

ORDER NOW!

Earlier this year, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland launched the Young Storykeepers initiative. We invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12.

Young Storykeepers Volume Four

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.

Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!

1,256 Super Submissions!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!

That One Time

Fighting Words and Fighting Words NI are honoured to share the stories, poems and illustrations included in THAT ONE TIME...an online anthology by frontline workers and their families.

The powerful and moving writing included in THAT ONE TIME...will give you a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the heroes of our communities all over the island of Ireland.

As documentary filmmaker Alan Gilsenan notes in his introduction, "...no one inside these virtual pages claims to be a hero. They are just doing their jobs, as they often tell us. Or simply doing what they imagine to be right.  What used to be called ‘the decent thing.’ The stuff of community and solidarity. Of looking after your own and your neighbours. 

Write Club is Going Virtual!

We may not be able to meet up in the real world at the moment... so Write Club is going online. Starting on the 4th November, young writers from all over Ireland can join our Write Club community and work on their own writing with the support of Fighting Words mentors. 

What will Write Club Online look like?

Every week, on Wednesday at 2.00pm, we will release a video made by one of our talented mentors, who are all established and experienced writers. Each video will be part of a 6-8 video series covering a genre or mode of creative writing (playwriting, short fiction, poetry etc.).  In each video, you will be guided through an aspect of creative writing and then offered a writing prompt or exercise to get you started...

CRC Erasmus

Covid-19 has had a big impact on the lives of people living with a disability in Ireland. For this Erasmus+ project, Fighting Words volunteers worked online with young adults from a variety of CRC campuses in Dublin to create an original story. Using fictional characters they examined how they could improve their situation in gaining access to support services during this pandemic.

Fighting Words Chonamara!

Cuireann Fighting Words Chonamara ceardlanna scríbhneoireachta as Gaeilge ar fáil do dhaoine óga! Is deis mhaith í seo tabhairt faoi obair dheonach thaitneamhach le solúbthacht ama
 linn agus  mar chuid den fhoireann seo atá ag dul i dtreise agus i méid
Beidh  ag cabhrú le daoine óga a gcuid samhlaíochta a úsáid chun scéalta a insint agus a scríobh
Cliceáil anseo chun castáil le roinnt de na hoibrithe deonacha atá cheana féin ag obair le Fighting Words Chonamara.

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