On Friday 27th September, thirteen pupils from the Junior Book Club enjoyed a talk and book signing by Eoin Colfer, author of the million-selling Artemis Fowl series, at Bangor Castle Walled Garden. Academy pupils Eva Hayward and Lui Hurson were two of the lucky members of the audience selected to ask the author a question. Several pupils received signed copies of the first book in Eoin’s new series. Pupils also enjoyed meeting the author Colin Bateman, who hosted the event.
The festival, now in its 22nd year, has had many notable visitors over its history, including Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, Maeve Binchy, Paul Muldoon and Michael Longley, to name a few, and the pupils thoroughly enjoyed attending the event.