A new creative writing project for children and young people in Northern Ireland.

Fighting Words Belfast runs free creative writing workshops for children and young people aged 6 to 18.  Workshops take place primarily in Skainos, east Belfast, as well as the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts in north Belfast. School and youth groups set out on a story-writing journey with trained volunteer mentors, working at first collaboratively and then individually to create new stories. All participants leave as published writers with their own storybook.

Activity has expanded to now deliver 2 weekly Write Clubs throughout the year. Every Tuesday 3.30-5.30pm at the Skainos Centre - suitable for 8-12 years old (please note: Write Club at Skainos is on a temporary break due to a change in staff. We intend to be back in the New Year). Every Wednesday, 3.30-5.00pm in the Duncairn Arts Centre, suitable for 13-18 years old. Write Club is free to attend and we welcome new members throughout the year.

The project is a sister organisation of Fighting Words Dublin, inspired by 826 Valencia and part of a growing number of creative writing centres around the world. The project is supported by a partnership between Young at Art, Fighting Words Dublin, 174 Trust and Skainos. Its patrons are the acclaimed writers Glenn Patterson, Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby and Dave Eggers. The project is supported by The Ireland Funds.

 

What's On

  • Tue 16 Jan 2018

    Volunteer Training Session

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Come along to find out how you can encourage children's creative potential by becoming a Fighting Words Belfast volunteer.

  • FWB_Hayley_book

    Wed 17 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old.

  • Wed 17 Jan 2018

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Fri 19 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • Wed 24 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • Wed 24 Jan 2018

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • FWB_Hayley_book

    Thu 25 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • Wed 31 Jan 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • Wed 31 Jan 2018

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • FWB_Hayley_book

    Thu 01 Feb 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

  • Fighting Words Belfast volunteer with children at table

    Wed 07 Feb 2018

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing sessions for children and young people aged 6-18 years old. Nb. This session has been booked and is not open to the public.

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