Summer Camps 2016

We are delighted to advise the schedule of FREE summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2016!

Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun. Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Applications close at 4.00pm on Tuesday, June 7th. Applications closed.

25 Stories High launch

Date: 17th May 2016
Venue: Pobalscoil Neasáin, Baldoyle

“All of these writers should be proud that their imaginations are well and truly alive, that dreaming "what if?" has taken them far from their own lives and deep and deep into their heads and hearts.” Cecelia Ahern from the introduction to the anthology.

Dublin in the Coming Times

Can you imagine Dublin in the future? Would you like to write about it?

Sebastian Barry has - so has the Dublin Hun.

We are partners in the project DUBLIN IN THE COMING TIMES, running throughout 2016.

In his 1893 collection, “The Rose”, W B Yeats included a poem with the title “To Ireland in the Coming Times.” Borrowing the Yeats title, Dublin in the Coming Times is a free city wide programme of creative writing in which Dubliners, young and old, can create their own stories and poems as they look to the future of their city going through another phase of evolution and renewal. Fighting Words, Dublin City Libraries and other partners will be working together with Dublin Unesco City of Literature to deliver the programme  during 2016.

Would You Like To Help Children and Young People Create New Stories? Volunteer at Fighting Words!

What does Fighting Words do?
Opened in January 2009, the centre offers free story-writing workshops for primary school students in the mornings, creative writing tutoring for secondary students in the afternoons, and occasional workshops for various ages in the evenings and at weekends. We also run free week-long summer camps in July and August.

The workshops at Fighting Words run by teams of volunteer writing tutors in a relaxed, creative environment.