On Tuesday 6th October, fifty 2nd Year English students from Ardscoil na Mara travelled into Waterford to hear bestselling young adult author Darren Shan read in St Patrick’s Church.
He read from the new novel from his Zom-B series, as well as extracts from one of his earlier and most popular novels, Cirque Du Freak. Listening to Shan read was more like seeing a performance. He used his voice to great effect, and there were many scares along the way!
Not only did he read from his novels, he also answered questions from the audience about his writing, his characters and his own reading preferences. At the end, audience members had an opportunity to meet the man himself and get books signed and photographs taken with the great author, which was a very exciting moment for the many Shan super fans from Ardscoil na Mara! Shan was an engaging and inspiring speaker, and it was a trip well worth making.