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 illustrated storybook.

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

  • Wed 24 May 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Thu 25 May 2017

    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.

  • Sat 27 May 2017

    Write Club volunteer training session

    Fighting Words Belfast

    This training session is for existing Fighting Words Belfast volunteers

  • Tue 30 May 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Wed 31 May 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Thu 01 Jun 2017

    Fighting Words Belfast volunteer training session

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Come along to find out how you can encourage childrens’ creative potential by becoming a Fighting Words Belfast volunteer.

  • Tue 06 Jun 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Wed 07 Jun 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Tue 13 Jun 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Wed 14 Jun 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Tue 20 Jun 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

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