About Us

Fighting Words NI is a creative writing centre for children and young people.

Since 2015 we’ve been a force for creativity in Belfast and beyond, providing over 10,000 creative writing opportunities for schools, youth groups and young writers aged 6 to 18. We have delivered hundreds of free Storymaking Workshops, Write Club Meetings and special projects, all supported by our amazing volunteer mentors.

We want to show every young person in Northern Ireland that creative writing is all about joy, imagination and creativity.

Our patrons are the acclaimed writers Glenn Patterson, Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby, Lucy Caldwell, Paul Muldoon and Dave Eggers.

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Read some stories from our young people