Book Projects

At Fighting Words, we regularly produce anthologies of students’ work and other publications. Proceeds from the sale of all our books help support our free writing programmes .

Books by Young Authors: The Fighting Words Book Project
Each year, Fighting Words welcomes a class of Transition Year students to work on short stories that are published in May. They draft, re-draft, edit and complete the stories with encouragement from Fighting Words volunteer tutors. The class choose the title of the book and work with a designer on the cover.
The students also organise the launch of the book in their school as well as managing all the publicity. Details about our books are below – each collection is unique and hugely enjoyable

Yet To Be Told

Launched 28th May 2012

The 2012 Book Project: written by transition year students from Mount Carmel Secondary School with a foreword by Maeve Binchy.

‘I would love to know what I was thinking about over half a century ago when I was at school.  If we had been encouraged to write short stories, which we certainly were not, I wonder what I would have written about.’  Maeve Binchy – Introduction

Lost in Transition

Launched 2nd June 2011

The 2011 Book Project: written by transition year students from Scoil Chaitríona, Glasnevin with a foreword by Anne Enright.

“The problem of loving people is on every page of this collection and it is tackled head on, with wit, inventiveness and great courage. This is important work.” Anne Enright from the Introduction

Fighting Tuesdays

Launched 25th May 2010

The 2010 Book Project: written by transition year students from Larkin Community College, with a foreword by Roddy Doyle and introduction by Hugo Hamilton.

"The stories in this book all have a real punch because they are all written from the heart. They are the honest view of life from the inside, written by a group of Dublin students who are describing the world as it is today." Hugo Hamilton