A 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 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 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 - autumn sessions

    Wed 18 Sep 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 25 Sep 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 02 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 09 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 16 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 23 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 30 Oct 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 06 Nov 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 13 Nov 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 20 Nov 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Write Club at Duncairn - autumn sessions

    Wed 27 Nov 2019

    Fighting Words Belfast

    As it's back to school time for many aspiring scribes, Write Club at Duncairn returns to its 4-6pm autumn/winter slot - every Wednesday.

  • Child image View all Fighting Words Belfast Events