Fighting Words at The Ark

Creative Writing Workshops with Fighting Words for  7-12 years
Dates Tuesday 1st November 2:30-4:30PM & Wednesday 2nd November 11-1PM

We are delighted to welcome our friends at Fighting Words to The Ark this Halloween mid-term break for two days of free creative writing workshops as part of our Cosy Corner Programme.

Seán Love, pictured here with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, receives the 2011 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award

Director of Fighting Words, Seán Love, pictured here with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, receives the 2011 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Award at a reception in Dublin on Wednesday, 19th October. Image by Clare Mulvany ©€ 200,000 Awarded to Each of Three 2011 Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Winners
Seán Coughlan, Chief Executive of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, said that social entrepreneurs have developed solutions that tackle some of Ireland’s entrenched social problems.

Three awards were presented on 19th October at a ceremony in Dublin, one in the area of education, one in the area of sustainability and the other  to encourage greater participation of women in politics.

Breaking a Guinness World Record – Most People to Write a Story

Fighting Words, together with See Change , Trinity College Dublin Students’ Union and the Union of Students in Ireland are aiming to break the current Guinness World Record for the most people to write a story.

The aim is to receive 900 contributions to the story, over twelve hours.

Fighting Words volunteers will work with those contributing to the story, typing their work up on a projection screen as they go. 

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.