Poetry workshops

We are please to annouce two poetry workshops during the upcoming midterm break.  Come to Fighting Words for a couple of hours of poetry fun!

Playing with Poetry for 7-9 Year Olds
Date: Thursday, 3 November, 2011
Time: 10am to 12 noon
Venue: Fighting Words

Word of Mouth. The story of Fighting Words

Word of Mouth is a radio documentary produced by Athena Media and made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland's Sound and Vision Scheme 2011. It will be broadcast on RTÉ lyric on Friday 28th October 2011 at 7pm.

"It's a very nice place to be but it's also great to be able to provide it as well. I know writing is a solitary occupation and it has to be, but it's nice for a couple of hours a week they're in the company of people who feel the same urge and feel the same thing". Roddy Doyle, writer and Co. Founder of Fighting Words.

GET WRITING! Creative Writing Workshops for Older People

GET WRITING! Everyone has a story to tell. Have you always wanted to write but have trouble getting started? Would you like to gain more confidence writing?

If so...come to a series of three workshops which will help you discover your own unique writing voice by getting your pen moving immediately. At each workshop, you will write in response to timed, triggering exercises designed to be fun and spark your imagination. All participants will be supported by trained and experienced Fighting Words writing tutors.

Screenwriting for 14-17 year-olds

Wrap your head around the basics of screenwriting in a three hour intensive crash-course! For those interested in learning how writing for the screen is different to prose, poetry, or writing for the stage.

Through active discussion and participation, we explore the basics of visual storytelling, screenplay formatting, and story essentials.