The Men's Shed from Marino-Fairview attended four creative workshops at Fighting Words over September and October. They wrote personal memoir stories that looked back at their various careers. They also collaborated on a fictional story called 'Just the Job'. The story is set in a typical workplace environment in Dublin in the late 1970s.
Fighting Words was contacted today regarding an on-street fundraiser in Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Kilkenny and in Dublin.
Please be advised that no one is authorised to raise funds for Fighting Words on the street anywhere in Ireland.
If you are approached, please contact Fighting Words in Dublin so we can alert the Gardaí. Thank you.
Participants will imagine together a new form of public transport for Dublin city and write individual stories happening at each stop.
A graphic fiction/creative writing workshop as part of the Irish Architecture Foundation's Open House Junior Festival, young people are invited to use their imaginations to consider how we move through our environment.
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 12-16 Russell Street, Dublin 1 D01 WD53
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
This workshop is free but places are limited.
Fighting Words are leading a playwriting programme at Riverbank Arts Centre that will support young writers (18-21 years) to create a new work for the stage. In a series of group workshops led by the Fighting Words team, participants will learn playwriting skills including how to write characters and structure a duologue. The writers will receive supportive feedback on their work and will be encouraged to realise their artistic vision.
We are excited about the official launch of Fighting Words Kerry at Kerry Writers Museum! Interested in volunteering in Kerry? Please join us to learn more and be part of the team!
Date: Tuesday 24th September 2019
Time: 2pm - 3:30pm
Venue: Kerry Writers Museum
Writers involved in the 'Yes, We Still Drink Coffee!' anthology participated in the panel discussion 'Writing Human Rights' at Blanchardstown Library as part of The Write Time Festival. The writers shared their experiences of being involved in the project and how it has influenced them and their work.
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.
Interns assist Fighting Words staff with all aspects of programme and project management. Interns are also responsible for regular administration tasks and also assist in event planning. We offer the opportunity to work with primary and secondary school age students in a supportive and fun environment, as well as the chance to get involved in editorial work, special projects and the running of an NGO.
Co-founded by Roddy Doyle, Fighitng Words free creative writing programmes for children and young people at locations all over Ireland. All our pogrammes are run by teams of volunteer writing tutors. Programmes vary by location.
Volunteering with Fighting Words is flexible and fun, with no minimum commitment or previous experience required. Are you interested in working with children and young people in a creative setting? Would you like to help foster creativity and imagination? Fighting Words is the place for you!