Job Opportunity: Digital Story Teller

Fighting Words NI is seeking a creative individual to join our team as our new Digital Storyteller.  This position requires a storyteller who understands and has demonstrated a passion and aptitite for writing in the modern communications landscape and who can craft compelling narratives across a wide range of platforms.  You will demonstrate an interest in cre

Young Playwrights: On Stage at the Lyric - Showcase of plays by NI writers ages 14-18 

The short (10-minutes maximum) original plays were developed by 14-18-year-olds from around Northern Ireland who took part in YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS: ON STAGE AT THE LYRIC between February and May 2022.  Each writer had the chance to create and develop their own original short play, then work with professional directors, dramaturgs, actors and designers to bring it to the stage. 

Young Playwrights mentor Emily DeDakis explained: 

Northern Irish Playwright and Fighting Words NI Mentor Karis Kelly takes top award at Women’s Prize for Playwriting

Northern Irish Playwright and mentor with Fighting Words Northern Ireland, Karis Kelly, has been awarded the Women’s Prize for Playwriting for her play ‘Consumed’, a drama about four generations of Northern Irish women at a 90th birthday party in a “house full of hungry ghosts”. 

Karis’ play was selected from 850 entries and 12 finalists, by the panel of judges that included Arifa Akbar, Mel Kenyon (Chair) and Lucy Kirkwood.  

She said of the award: 

Fighting Words Northern Ireland invites young writers to ‘go bananas’ at East Belfast pop up

Fighting Words Northern Ireland, has announced a month-long interactive exhibition at Banana Block in East Belfast, for children and young people.  From 5 March, children, young people and their families can drop in (Wednesday-Sunday) read a book together in The Pencil Portal writer’s studio and create a story of their own to add to the display.    

The Fighting Words exhibition will publish and display story-prompts written by Belfast youth groups and schools in recent months, to inspire other young writers.      

Director at Fighting Words Hilary Copeland, said: 

Six thousand reasons for New Year cheer- Fighting Words receives High Street Voucher donation from No Alibis

Fighting Words Northern Ireland has received an early 2022 bonus from local independent bookstore, No Alibis, following a pledge from the owner to donate 20% of the value of purchases made through the NI High Street Spend Local voucher scheme.  No Alibis, based on Botanic Avenue in Belfast, raised £6000 for the charity through the scheme which ran from October to December 2021.  Fighting Words NI, based in East Belfast, provides year-round free creative writing opportunities for children and young people aged 6-18 through its schools story making workshops, after-school Write Clubs and comm

Quotation Request: Project Management Services (New Worlds Writing Project)

We’re looking for a suitably qualified individual to work under a short-term freelance contract to provide services to deliver our New Worlds writing project January-March 2022.We’re looking for a suitably qualified individual to work under a short-term freelance contract to provide services to deliver our New Worlds writing project January-March 2022.

Job Opportunity: Fighting Words NI is recruiting for an Amazing General Manager


If you are a brilliant organiser wanting to work at an amazing arts charity that has a positive impact on young people every day, then keep reading!  

We’re looking for an ambitious, authentic, multi-talented solution-seeker to keep our organisation running smoothly. 

Ideally, you will: 

  • Have a passion for organisation, efficiency, an eye for detail and the bigger picture 

  • Be ambitious - for yourself and us 

  • Spot things that need sorting out before we do 

Job Opportunity: Fighting Words NI is Recruiting x 2 Job Start Positions

We are delighted to take part in the Job Start scheme, making available 2 x opportunities for young people between 16-24 years who are not in employment through support from the Department of Communities.

We’re hiring: x1 Communications Assistant-Job reference:1521992 - Communications Assistant - (Part-time / Temporary)


x1 Programme Assistant:-Job reference:1522002 - Programme Assistant - (Part-time / Temporary)

Closing date: 04/02/22