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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.

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.

Hopscotch

Hopscotch was officially launched on Sunday 20th December at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Great Denmark Street. Hopscotch presents the work of several artists and is based around the theme of childhood memories and children's games.

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