The renowned Irish novelist, screenwriter and dramatist Roddy Doyle has been busy fostering the talent of aspiring teenage authors. As part of the “Fighting Words” programme, Roddy and his team have helped 25 Transition Year students from CBC Monkstown Park write, edit, develop and launch a book of their short stories entitled “Brain Storms” that will now be available nationwide! CBC Monkstown was the only school selected in the country to be involved with this project this year!
Founded in 2009, Fighting Words believes that creative writing is an essential part of every child's education. They wanted to provide a free dedicated opportunity to let children explore the vast potential of their imagination and as a result inspire self-expression, literacy and self-confidence in young people.
The Transition Year students of CBC Monkstown Park were the lucky participants of a unique year long programme run by Fighting Words which offered them a weekly space to come and write short stories in the presence of the volunteer writing team. Each week they worked on creating, developing and enhancing their individual short stories with the view to putting them together as a collection.
In his Introduction, IMPAC award winning novelist Kevin Barry says
"This is a fantastic collection and it's one to be savoured – don't gorge on all the stories at once. Spread them out over a long while, like delicacies. I think we'll be hearing from many of these new voices again and again and again."
The official book launch will take place on Monday 18th May 2015 from 7.30 – 8.30pm in CBC Monkstown. We would like to invite you to our event. If you would like any further details please do not hesitate to call CBC Monkstown
|CBC STUDENTS HEADING IN TO SEE THEIR BOOK BEING PRINTED!|
|FRESH PRINTED PAGES OF BRAIN STORMS!|
|JACK, PAUL ,SHANE, BRIAN AND GREGG SEEING THEIR BOOK BEING PRINTED!|
|FRESH OFF THE PRESS IT'S BRAIN STORMS!|
|CBC STUDENTS AND FIGHTING WORDS VOLUNTEERS|