Book Club for children gets a Titanic start

Ever wanted to meet real authors and take part in fun and creative reading workshops?


Now is your chance with Limavady Tourist Information Centre in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre hosting a new monthly Saturday morning children’s book club.

Children of all ages will get the fantastic opportunity to meet local children’s authors and take part in fun, fascinating and completely free workshops on books written by our own home-grown talent and explore a little more of our cultural heritage.

“We kick off on Saturday 3rd September with Nicola Pierce, who will be reading from her new book ‘Spirit of the Titanic’ from 11.00 am – 12 noon,” said a spokesperson.

Tallaght-born Nicola Pierce is a writer who splits her life between Drogheda and Belfast. ‘Spirit of the Titanic’ is her first novel for children, but she has also ghost-written many novels, including ‘Mother from Hell’ and the forthcoming book ‘I was a Boy in Belsen’.

A thrilling read for older children, ‘Spirit of the Titanic’ follows the infamous journey and demise of the Titanic through the eyes of Sam, a fifteen year-old who plunges to his death whilst building his beloved Titanic. Now, as the greatest ship the world has ever seen, crosses the Atlantic Ocean, Sam finds himself on board – as a ghost. His spirit roams the ship, from the glamour of first class to the party atmosphere of third class. Sam shares the excitement of Jim, Isobel and their children - on their way to a new life in America.

“That calm, sunny day is one I’ll always remember ... because the twentieth of April, in the year 1910, was the day I, Samuel Joseph Scott, died.” Disaster strikes when Titanic hits an iceberg. As Titanic sinks to her icy grave, Jim and his family are trapped behind locked gates … can Sam’s spirit reach out to save them?

The reading and workshop by Nicola Pierce on Saturday 3rd September at 11am is suitable for children aged 8-13. Admission free – book in advance to ensure your place on 028 7776 0654.