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 22 Mar 2017

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

  • Wed 22 Mar 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Wed 22 Mar 2017

    Volunteer Training Session

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Sign up to our next Fighting Words Belfast volunteer training session.

  • Thu 23 Mar 2017

    Volunteer Training Session

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Sign up to our next Fighting Words Belfast volunteer training session.

  • Tue 28 Mar 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Wed 29 Mar 2017

    Creative Writing Workshop

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

  • Wed 29 Mar 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Tue 04 Apr 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Wed 05 Apr 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Tue 11 Apr 2017

    Write Club at Skainos

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club

  • Wed 12 Apr 2017

    Write Club at Duncairn

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free after-schools creative writing club at Duncairn

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