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Create Your Own Superhero!

Come to Fighting Words and create your own superhero in words and illustration! 
Working with Fighting Words tutors, participants will create a brand new superhero, with his/her own backstory, special powers and potential foil. NO PREVIOUS DRAWING OR WRITING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY.

Date: Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Time: 10am to 12.30pm
Age: 10-12
Location: Fighting Words, Behan Square, 13 Russell Street, Dublin 1

Theatre of Shadows

A group of 38 Fighting Words volunteer tutors took part in Theatre of Shadows on Saturday, 27 September 2014 - an adventure inside the much-loved world of Derek Landy's bestselling Skulduggery Pleasant books.

The event was tailor-made by author Derek Landy and a crack team of LARP (Live Action Role Playing) specialists. There was role-playing,  problem solving and an amazing quest to tackle. 

 

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.

Thinking about a career in teaching or the arts? Interns assist Fighting Words staff with all aspects of programme and project management. 

Rose Festival 2014

FIGHTING WORDS AT THE ST ANNE'S ROSE FESTIVAL 2014! We are excited to offer story-writing workshops for children aged 6-12 (and their parents) on Saturday 19th/Sunday 20th at the Rose Festival in St Anne's Park, Clontarf. The fun starts at 2pm on both days at the Dublin North Rotary tent near the playground and there's no need to book.Click here for more. See you there!

Launch of Long Story Short

The stories in this collection are very different, exhilaratingly so. But they all share what you might call an unflinching quality, a determination to tell their own story in their own way." Paul Murray, from the introduction to the anthology.

Long Story Short was launched at Donabate Community College on Monday 26th May 2014.

Two new publications!

That's Comical an anthology of graphic fiction by Fourth Year students at Scoil Chaitríona, Glasnevin, and Fighting Words, Stories inspired by visits to the National Gallery of Ireland, a collection of stories written by primary school children were both launched at the National Gallery of Ireland on Thursday evening, 15th May

The students, teachers, volunteer team and gallery staff were joined by writers Sheila O'Flanagan and Gordon Snell who helped to celebrate this double launch. 

The Fighting Words/Irish Times magazine of young Irish writing has won the award for Best Educational Supplement at the 2013 NNI Awards!

The Fighting Words/Irish Times Best Educational Supplement/Initiative Award at the 2013 NNI Awards is featured in today's Irish Times. Well done to all the young writers who contributed!

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Summer Camps 2013

We are delighted to advise the schedule of summer camps here at Fighting Words for 2013!  We aim to host as many children as possible.  Our camps are highly participatory and a lot of fun.  Come explore your creativity with us this summer!

Registrations for summer camps 2013 are now closed

Graphic Fiction Workshop

We are delighted to offer a workshop as part of the Dublin Writers Festival!
Come to Fighting Words to develop your skills and learn how to plan, storyboard, write and illustrate your Graphic Fiction stories with the help and advice of our experienced tutors.

Registrations now closed.

Fighting Words ran workshops in the Cinemobile, Ireland's travelling cinema, during the week of March 11th to 15th to Armagh!

Once again on board the Cinemobile,  a Fighting Words team worked classes from local primary schools in Armagh. The students produced some fantastic work and had a ball!

Replicating the primary school workshops held daily at the centre in Dublin, the Fighting Words team worked with the following schools:

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