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Déan ceiliúradh ar Dhá Scéal Déag na Nollag le Fighting Words agus le Graffiti Theatre Company!

An Nollaig seo, ba mhaith le Fighting Words agus le Graffiti Theatre Company cuireadh a thabhairt do scríbhneoirí óga idir 6 agus 12 bliain d’aois a scéal Nollag féin a scríobh! Tá sé níos tábhachtaí i mbliana ná bhí sé riamh spiorad na féile a chothú, mar sin cuir do shamhlaíocht ag obair agus cum scéal nua.

Cum Scéal Nollag le Cabhair ónar gCairde

D’iarr muid ar ár gcairde tús a chur leis na scéalta ionas go mbeadh cabhair agaibhse agus sibh ag tosú - cliceáil ar na naisc thíos le breathnú ar thús na scéalta agus beidh tú féin in ann críoch a chur leo.

Celebrate The 12 Stories of Christmas with Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company!

This festive season, Fighting Words and Graffiti Theatre Company are inviting young writers between the ages of 6 and 12 years to write your own Christmas story! Spreading holiday cheer is more important than ever this year, so fire up your imagination and create a new classic tale.

Create a Christmas Story with Some Help from Our Friends!

To help you get started, we have asked some of our friends to craft story prompts - click on the links below to watch the start of a new story that you can finish yourself.

There are twelve stories in all - click on the links to hear stories by authors and performers from all over the island of Ireland in English and in Irish!

Lighthouse Storybook: The Perfect Christmas Gift!

Support children's charities and children's writing, put our Lighthouse Storybook on your Christmas list

Christmas is coming and we have just the stocking-filler for you!

ORDER NOW!

Earlier this year, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland launched the Young Storykeepers initiative. We invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12.

Young Storykeepers Volume Four

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.

Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!

1,256 Super Submissions!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!

That One Time

Fighting Words and Fighting Words NI are honoured to share the stories, poems and illustrations included in THAT ONE TIME...an online anthology by frontline workers and their families.

The powerful and moving writing included in THAT ONE TIME...will give you a glimpse into the hearts and minds of the heroes of our communities all over the island of Ireland.

THE RIGHT TWIG: RADIO 2020

Scriptwriting workshops for young writers

WANT TO WRITE FOR RADIO? Give it a shot...

THE RIGHT TWIG: RADIO 2020 will give 8 young people ages 14-18 the chance to write their own short radio play for broadcast, collaborating with professional directors, actors and sound designers to bring it to life.

Young Storykeepers Volume Three

Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited 7-12 year-olds to become Young Storykeepers.

Your lighthouse-inspired stories are incredible!

1,256 Super Submissions!

In May 2020, Fighting Words and Great Lighthouses of Ireland invited submissions of original writing inspired by lighthouses from young writers aged 7-12. We received stories, poems, illustrations, song lyrics and even stop-motion animations for what we call the Young Storykeepers initiative. They are simply fantastic!

Fantastic Fictions

We have partnered with Libraries NI for the first time to deliver Fantastic Fictions – new writing inspired by books we love’ to selected primary schools across Northern Ireland. 

Fantastic Fictions invites children from Primaries 5, 6 and 7 to write short stories sparked by their favourite books, with the aim of encouraging teachers and pupils to engage with creative writing and reading. New characters, unexpected plots and surprises are anticipated and local librarians can’t wait to read and share this new writing! 

Derry pupil’s artwork illustrates hope for future in Global Writing Lockdown project

7th September 2020

Eight-year-old Josh Cullen, a pupil at Hollybush Primary School in Derry is the youngest person from the island of Ireland to have his work published in a collection of global lockdown writing.   The 48-page digital book titled ‘Near and Far are all the same these days’ includes short stories, poems and drawings which capture people’s feelings and observations on lockdown and was coordinated in Northern Ireland by children’s writing centre, Fighting Words NI. 

Near and Far Are All the Same These Days

Earlier this year, Fighting Words and Fighting Words NI were invited by Ordskælv, our friends and sister organisation in Denmark, to take part in the Global Writing Lockdown. The project was envisioned as a way of bringing us all closer together even as we were forced to remain apart. It was an opportunity to reach out and share perspectives amidst the uncertainty and worry of the global pandemic.

We invited YOU to send in your writing about the lockdown and the response was fantastic, with submissions from all over the island of Ireland and from all ages. The anthology we present here is a wonderful, heart-warming collection of writings and stands as an emblem of the strength and solidarity to be found in writing and creative expression through this most trying year.

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