First Fortnight 2021 at Fighting Words

As part of First Fortnightthe annual festival that raises awareness about mental health, challenges prejudice and works to end stigma, Fighting Words is hosting a workshop for young writers aged 10 to 12 years on Saturday, January 16th!

Who Am I? Who Are We? Poetry at Fighting Words

Where: Online via Zoom, hosted by Fighting Words
When: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Time: 11am to 1.00pm
Age Range: 10 to 12 years

Cost: FREE

Young Storykeeper - Volume Five Is Here!

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland are excited to launch the fifth and final volume of the Young Storykeeper digital magazine! We are delighted to now share every lighthouse-inspired story, poem, comic, animation and song with you.

We received over 1,300 submissions and are grateful to each and every young author for sharing their creativity with us!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12.

Christmas With Covid: Using "The Write to Right" To Create New Stories!

Kildare Students Use “The Write to Right” to Create New Stories for Christmas 2020!

Sixth class students from St Brigid’s Primary School in Kildare Town fired up their imaginations to create new Christmas stories for this holiday season like no other.

Inspired by the stories in the Fighting Words “New Irish Writing” supplement with The Irish Times and other resources available on the Fighting Words website, Linda Pearson and her class worked on their stories for several weeks during the autumn 2020 term, with a focus on Christmas stories during the time of Covid-19.

Fighting Words/Irish Times Supplement - Call for Submissions!

Submissions are now being invited for The Irish Times Fighting Words Supplement 2021!

Táimid ag glacadh le hiarratais as Béarla agus as Gaeilge.

Every year, Fighting Words publishes a magazine of exciting new writing by young people from all over Ireland with The Irish Times.

We are delighted to announce that we are now inviting submissions from secondary school students to be included in The Irish Times supplement in 2021.

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


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: Purchase Your Copy Here!

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!


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.