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Fantastic Fictions

Libraries NI has partnered with young peoples’ creative writing network, Fighting Words NI to deliver ‘Fantastic Fictions – new writing inspired by books we love’ to primary schools across Northern Ireland. 

Fantastic Fictions invites Primaries 5, 6 and 7 children to write short stories sparked by their favourite books, with the aim of encouraging teachers and pupils to engage with creative writing and reading. New characters, unexpected plots and surprises are anticipated and our librarians can’t wait to read and share this new writing! 

Teachers and pupils are encouraged to let their imaginations run wild and upload their written work, videos of reading and artwork to Fighting Words NI’s website.  All of the work submitted will be published online.

We hope you’re as excited as we are to read these young writers’ ‘Fantastic Fictions’!

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 Mylie and Luke from P5 at Wheatfield Primary School in Belfast can’t wait to get writing at the launch of ‘Fantastic Fictions’, with Jim O’ Hagan, Chief Executive of Libraries NI, Glenn Patterson, author, patron and founder of Fighting Words NI and Gilly Campbell, Head of Community Arts and Education at Arts Council Northern Ireland. (Photo taken on 9 September 2020)