​What's the Stories? launched

What's the Stories? was launched on Wednsday 17th May 2017.

Nineteen transition year students from the school have been visiting Fighting Words each Thursday, since September, to work on their short stories.

They drafted, redrafted, edited and completed the stories with encouragement from Fighting Words volunteers.

Bealtaine Festival 2017

Fighting Words is once again hosting workshops as part of the Bealtaine Festival, the month-long nationwide festival that celebrates creativity as we age.

This year, we have partnered with the Intergenerational Learning Programme at Dublin City University to bring together older people and children to create new stories.

Fourth class girls from Our Lady of Victories Girls National School participated in two workshops, the first at DCU on April 28th and the second at Fighting Words on May 5th.  

5 Lamps Arts Festival at Fighting Words: Story Writing Workshop - Saturday, April 1st

Fighting Words is delighted to be part of the 2017 5 Lamps Arts Festival! Join us for a fun and imaginative workshop where we will create characters and write a story together.  

Then write your own ending, draw pictures and at the end of the workshop, take your story home to show all your family and friends!

You can find out more about the Five Lamps Arts Festival here.

Places are limited and booking is required.  Please find the booking form here

Penguin Random House Ireland launches major new partnership with Fighting Words

Penguin Random House Ireland is today launching its partnership with Fighting Words to help thousands of young people discover and reach their creative potential regardless of their background.

The relationship with Fighting Words builds on a wider long-term partnership between Penguin Random House UK and Ministry of Stories, a London-based charity founded on the same principles as Fighting Words and part of a global network of creative writing and mentoring centres.

Fighting Words Is Seeking An Intern!

This position has been filled.

Fighting Words – the creative writing centre in Dublin– is seeking an intern!

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 the running of a small NGO.

Dublin In The Coming Times: Teen Workshops This November and December!

As part of the Dublin In The Coming Times project, we are excited about several fantastic workshops coming up on Saturdays in November and December at different locations in Dublin. 

About Dublin In The Coming Times
Can you imagine Dublin in the future? Would you like to write about it? Fighting Words is one of the 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."

Punkey the Monkey arrives in Belfast

Glenn Patterson helps celebrate Crosswords – a cross-community, cross-border creative writing project by Fighting Words Belfast and Fighting Words Dublin in North Belfast.

On Friday 3rd June children from Belfast and Dublin gathered at the Girdwood Community Hub with acclaimed author Glenn Patterson to launch an exciting new publication produced collaboratively with five schools participating in the Crosswords project.

Latest Brown Bag and Fighting Words collaboration

After a festival run around the world, we are delighted to reveal our latest collaboration with Brown Bag Films!

The irreverently titled 'The Story Will Be Revealed in the Movie' is a quirky, mad-cap, extraordinary tale that was written, designed, and performed by the children of Fighting Words as the third consecutive collaboration with Brown Bag Films, with narration by the wonderful Deirdre O'Kane.


Table Quiz

Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016
Time:  7pm
Venue: Toners Pub, 139 Baggot Street, Dublin 2.

Publishing Ireland and The Booksellers Association are hosting a Literary Table Quiz in aid of Fighting Words!
Glory and prizes to be won on the night!

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.