Fighting Words is a free creative writing programme founded by Roddy Doyle in 2009. It operates on the premise that creative writing is an essential part of every child’s education: that giving children a real dedicated chance and space to explore the limitlessness of their imaginations, does great things. The raw skills that are passed on are some of the key ingredients for succeeding in life with marked improvements in self-expression, literacy, self-esteem and self-confidence. Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel established the first Fighting Words Centre in Kerry in 2018 and continue to deliver free creative writing workshops to primary and secondary school pupils.
Due to impacts of Covid 19 this year, the 2020 programme had to temporarily suspend workshops, however, ran a programme of online workshops in August and with the easing of restrictions in September ran in-house workshops for small class sizes.
The focus of 2020 and beyond is to extend each with continued and strengthened commitment to the project.
The ‘Fighting Words’ Creative Writing Programme is supported through Creative Ireland Kerry in partnership with the Kerry Writers Museum, the Seanchaí Centre Listowel.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.