Fighting Words Kerry

Fighting Words Kerry

Fighting Words is coming to Kerry!  Seanchaí – Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will become the first centre in Kerry to take on the Fighting Words programme.  Fighting Words helps students of all ages to develop their writing skills and to explore their love of writing.  We aim to be up and running by April 2018 and are currently recruiting volunteer tutors to deliver the programme.  Fighting Words Kerry is organized in association with Kerry County Council Arts Office as part of the Creative Ireland Programme.

Fighting Words Kerry will initially organise workshops for primary schools throughout the County. Workshops will take place on the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30 am to 12 noon. The programme is most suitable for pupils from 3rd to 6th class. Workshops are delivered free of charge and each student will take away a personalised book of their story.

If your school is interested in being involved in Fighting Words Kerry please contact Cara or Amy at Seanchaí – Kerry Writers’ Museum, tel. (068) 22212 or email kerrywritersmuseum@gmail.com.

ABOUT FIGHTING WORDS

Fighting Words is a free creative writing programme co-founded by Roddy Doyle and Seán Love in January 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 here are some of the key ingredients for succeeding in life with marked improvements in self–‐expression, literacy, self–‐esteem and self–‐confidence. We have no purpose other than providing opportunities to be creative for as many children as possible. To this end, we provide free workshops and programmes.

Workshops are created and run by volunteer writing tutors, who are trained in child protection and Garda vetted. The volunteers include professional writers, aspiring writers, students, retired teachers and many more people who are just keen to be involved in creative work.

Literary Listowel ‘Open Mic’ Reading

Literary Listowel ‘Open Mic’ Reading

Literary Listowel ‘Open Mic’ Reading takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 11 am to 1 pm. Writers of all genres are invited along to read their work in a friendly atmosphere, which will be hosted by a member of the Seanchaí Writers’ Group.  Whether you write poetry, prose or songs, everyone is welcome to perform.  Our next Literary Listowel ‘Open Mic’ Reading takes place on Thursday February 8th 2018.  Admission is free and tea/coffee and freshly baked scones can be purchased in the Museum Café.

We would like to wish all our writers and readers a very happy Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you in 2018.