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“I had no idea” – that was the immediate reaction of author Monica McInerney when she first read a new collection of highly personal stories told by f(...)

Amy Cahill: ‘Sometimes teachers jump to criticise something written by a student, instead of appreciating it.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw, for The Irish Times

When Amy Cahill’s powerful and painful story My Mammy Lives in a Box was published in The Irish Times, “I had messages from people on Facebook, sendin(...)

Dr Anne Looney of DCU’s institute of education, author Roddy Doyle and DCU president Brian MacCraith at the launch of the university’s partnership with Fighting Words. Photo: Rosa Devine

A new partnership between Fighting Words and Dublin City University’s institute of education aims to help ensure children’s creativity is not stifled (...)

Fighting Words. School children with PJ Lynch

Booker winner Roddy Doyle and the children’s laureate PJ Lynch have praised 100 children across the island of Ireland who collaborated to write and il(...)

Some of the young writers whose work features in Fighting Words 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Helping children and young people to discover and harness the power of their imaginations and creative skills is what Fighting Words is all about. For(...)

The Writers’ Quarter: a man is strapped to a chair, his head hanging down, a gas mask attached to his mouth. His body shudders, words dripping into his subconscious, one by one. Photograph: Juan Monino/Getty

I wake and I am cold. I wake and I am hungry. I wake and I start to search for the words, for the stories. “Veronica.” I grab her shoulder and sq(...)

Illustration: iStock

The missus and me were up on the roof of the Ilac shopping centre, trying to catch a few eels for dinner, when we saw the ship come drifting out of t(...)

Young writers who have created stories and poetry for Fighting Words. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Given our name, you might think that describing what we do is easy – and in one sense it is – we nurture creativity. But, in another sense, it is very(...)

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fifth edition of this award-winning publication. Once again, (...)

Children from St Columba’s National School in Dublin taking part in a Fighting Words workshop. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

While the dispute over reform of the junior cycle continues, preparations are under way for further short courses under the new curriculum. The(...)

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