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. Every Wednesday, 4-6pm 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

  • Mon 23 Oct 2017

    Storytelling Workshops with Glenveagh Special School

    Fighting Words Belfast

    A programme of workshops exploring story-telling through words and images.

  • Mon 23 Oct 2017

    FWB Volunteer Training: Post-primary School Workshops

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Come along to find out more about our post-primary creative writing workshop sessions.

  • Tue 24 Oct 2017

    FWB Volunteer Training: Become a Storymaker

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Come along to find out more about the role of Storymaker in our creative writing workshops.

  • Tue 24 Oct 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Fighting Words Belfast volunteer with children at table

    Wed 25 Oct 2017

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

  • Wed 25 Oct 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Thu 26 Oct 2017

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

  • Wed 01 Nov 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Wed 08 Nov 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Wed 15 Nov 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Thu 16 Nov 2017

    Creative Writing Workshop

    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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