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Posted on 01st May 2015 | NewsGeneral

A group of twenty-nine Year 8 pupils attended an inspirational talk given by one of Northern Ireland’s best known authors, Colin Bateman. The event was hosted by St. Pius X College on 27 April. The writer spoke about the importance of books and reading; he also spoke candidly and humorously about his own writing career. After the talk the pupils involved were given the opportunity to purchase a signed copy of Mr Bateman’s best-selling children’s book, “Titanic 2020”.

It was a most enjoyable and worthwhile experience. One pupil, Helen Doherty, commented, “I felt that his talk was very inspirational. He mentioned how he became an author and then we got a chance to purchase a signed copy of a book of his called, “Titanic 2020”. I particularly liked when he talked about meeting Liam Neeson in a penthouse in New York! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip!”