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). Every Wednesday, 4.00-6.00pm 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, Lucy Caldwell, Paul Muldoon and Dave Eggers. The project is supported by The Ireland Funds.


What's On

  • Write Club at Duncairn

    Wed 27 Mar 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    Free creative writing club at Duncairn

  • Fighting Words Belfast Volunteer Training

    Thu 28 Mar 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

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

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