Fighting Words: Story Writing Workshops
Fighting Words is a creative writing centre established by Roddy Doyle and Seán Love in 2009 to help children and young people discover and harness the power of their own imaginations and creative writing skills.
Fighting Words is also about using the creative practice of writing and storytelling to empower children and teenagers to become resilient, creative and successful shapers of their own lives.
Fighting Words Clare was established in 2019 by Clare County Library and regularly facilitates workshops in Secondary Schools throughout the county with a team of library staff and volunteers.
With the focus on enjoyment, teenage participants write together deciding on the content and structure of original stories.
Secondary school classes will spend the first part of the workshop working together as a group, creating a story through role play and improvisation with leadership from Fighting Words team members.
Students will also work independently, developing characters, setting and plot, adding dialogue and editing as they go.
Stories are shared at the close of each workshop with discussion and constructive criticism volunteered by Fighting Words mentors.
Venue: Wednesday 2nd March, De Valera Library, Ennis (1.30pm – 3.30pm)
Venue: Thursday 3rd March, Shannon Library (10.00am – 12.00pm)