Fighting Words Workshop
Fighting Words is a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Sean Love.
Inspired by 826 National in the United States, Fighting Words is located on Behan Square, Russell Street, Dublin 1 – very close to Croke Park.
Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. They provide story-telling workshops for primary school group. Working together, with the help of the volunteer tutors, the children write an original story which they see being typed up onto a big projection screen as it is being written.
The children decide on the characters and plot and go through the story together sentence by sentence, editing as they go. A volunteer artist is also on hand to provide illustrations.
The class writes the first part of the story together as a group, then each child has the opportunity to write their own individual ending to the story, with the assistance and encouragement of our volunteer tutors.
The story and illustrations are bound, and each child receives a copy of the book to take home.
Mr Farrell’s fifth class were very lucky to take part in one of these workshops last week. They really enjoyed the experience.