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Quotation Request: Project Management Services (New Worlds Writing Project)

We’re looking for a suitably qualified individual to work under a short-term freelance contract to provide services to deliver our New Worlds writing project January-March 2022.We’re looking for a suitably qualified individual to work under a short-term freelance contract to provide services to deliver our New Worlds writing project January-March 2022.

Job Opportunity: Fighting Words NI is recruiting for an Amazing General Manager

 

If you are a brilliant organiser wanting to work at an amazing arts charity that has a positive impact on young people every day, then keep reading!  

We’re looking for an ambitious, authentic, multi-talented solution-seeker to keep our organisation running smoothly. 

Ideally, you will: 

  • Have a passion for organisation, efficiency, an eye for detail and the bigger picture 

  • Be ambitious - for yourself and us 

  • Spot things that need sorting out before we do 

Job Opportunity: Fighting Words NI is Recruiting x 2 Job Start Positions

We are delighted to take part in the Job Start scheme, making available 2 x opportunities for young people between 16-24 years who are not in employment through support from the Department of Communities.

We’re hiring: x1 Communications Assistant-Job reference:1521992 - Communications Assistant - (Part-time / Temporary)

and 

x1 Programme Assistant:-Job reference:1522002 - Programme Assistant - (Part-time / Temporary)

Closing date: 04/02/22

Fighting Words NI receives grant of £9000 from the Shared History Fund to mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland  

Fighting Words NI receives grant of £9000 from the Shared History Fund to mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland  

• 39 projects have been awarded a grant through the Shared History Fund  

• The Shared History Fund is a £1million fund which The National Lottery Heritage Fund is distributing on behalf of the Northern Ireland Office to mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland.   

Investing in Joy

*This piece was first published in the new quarterly Arts & Business NI magazine 'The Spark'.

Throughout the pandemic, one purely selfish loss I’ve felt has been what a colleague terms ‘happenstance’ – the unexpected bumping into someone you know, and standing around shooting the breeze for too long until you’re late for your next appointment. Belfast lends itself incredibly well to this sort of random encounter. Over the past decade that I’ve worked in the arts in NI, this has long been my favourite thing about working in a small, interconnected place, and I’ve missed it terribly.

SHC X Fighting Words

Students and staff at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queen’s University together with Kelly McCaughrain (Children's Writing Fellow and great friend of Fighting Words NI) have made these wonderful ‘tiny masterclasses’ which focus on all aspects of creative writing, to help and inspire young writers.  

Flash Fiction with Kelly McCaughrain 

Kelly McCaughrain shows us how we can tell stories in just a few words, that leave our readers wanting more. 

Job Opportunity: Fighting Words NI is recruiting a Community Engagement Officer

In response to the recent expansion of our creative writing programme on-line, reaching children and young people all across Northern Ireland, and engaging with new partners and projects, Fighting Words Northern Ireland is recruiting a Community Engagement Officer.

Supported by the Tomar Trust and the Department of Foreign Affairs, Fighting Words NI seeks a Community Engagement Officer to co-ordinate Writing the Future: an exciting creative-engagement project working with young people across the region.

Cathleen Young Announced as Inaugural Fighting Words Writing Fellow with Queen's University Belfast

Picture of Cathleen Young, Fighting Words Writing Fellow in association with The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University.  Cathleen is wearing glasses and has short blonde hair.  She is looking directly at the camera and smiling.Fighting Words Northern Ireland and Fighting Words are delighted to welcome Cathleen Young as our inaugural Fighting Words Writing Fellow in association with The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast. 

Cathleen comes to us by way of the HUMANITAS Prize in Hollywood, California where she was the Executive Director from 2007-2021. She is an award-winning television writer as well as a children’s author. Her debut novel, The Pumpkin War, won The Christopher Award in 2020.

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