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1st Jan 2023
to 31st Dec 2023

Age Range
All ages

Fighting Words

Laois County Library Service in association with Local Creative Youth Partnership / LOETB and supported by Creative Ireland Laois is establishing a Fighting Words programme in Laois. The aim is to help children, young people, and adults to discover and harness the power of their imaginations and creative writing skills.

Fighting Words, founded by Roddy Doyle (writer) and Sean Love (former director of Amnesty International Ireland), is a creative writing initiative launched in January 2009. Fighting Words is open to all who want to write – and its free. Inspired by 826 National in the United States, Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing. Fighting Words can provide story-telling workshops for primary school groups and creative writing workshops for secondary students and adults.

At its core, Fighting Words is also about something much broader and more inclusive. It is about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to strengthen our children and teenagers – from a wide range of backgrounds – to be resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.

Go to for more information and follow Fighting Words on Facebook:Fightingwordsireland.

Dates and locations of Fighting Words Laois will be updated shortly. For additional information please email

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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