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Saturday, 18th January 2020

Nicola Pierce to speak at Drogheda Creative Writers' Open Mic night

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Nicola Pierce.

Drogheda Creative writers are excited and happy to announce that the well-known, talented and local author, Nicola Pierce will be guest speaker at the next Drogheda Creative Writers' Open Mic event on Monday, 27th of January.

This is a wonderful opportunity for readers or simply enthusiasts of fiction and of history to hear the accomplished writer read from some of her books. Here follows a short biography of her works to date. We wait with bated breath for the author's new novel 'Chasing Ghosts', which is due out in March of this year. Perhaps we shall get a taster of the story from Nicola herself on the night.

Former ghost-writer Nicola Pierce published her first book for children, Spirit of the Titanic, to rave reviews and five printings within its first twelve months. City of Fate, her second book, transported the reader deep into the Russian city of Stalingrad during World War II.

The novel was shortlisted for the Warwickshire School Library Service Award, 2014. Nicola went on to bring seventeenth-century Ireland vividly to life in Behind the Walls (2015), a rich emotional novel set in the besieged city of Derry in 1689, followed by Kings of the Boyne (2016), a moving and gritty account capturing the Battle of the Boyne (1690), which was shortlisted for the Library Association of Ireland (LAI) awards.

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In 2018 Nicola delved into the true stories of the passengers, crew and the legacy of the fated ship Titanic, in her illustrated book of the same name. Her new children’s novel Chasing Ghosts, about the 1845 doomed John Franklin expedition to the Arctic, is due out 9 March 2020.

 You are invited to come along to this free event at 7.30pm at Sarsfields’ Pub, Chord Road in “The Living Room”.

Perhaps your new year's resolution is to indulge your creative side; well, Drogheda Creative Writers is certainly the place for that! Most importantly there is a supportive, safe, relaxed environment to hone your skills with other individuals who share the love of writing and literature. You'll find it's great fun too!

Drogheda Creative Writers meets on the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7.30pm at Sarsfields’ Pub, Chord Road in “The Living Room”.  They read from recent work, discuss the craft of writing and occasionally have guest writers and open mics.

They also meet on the first Saturday of every month at the Garden of Remembrance on the grounds of the Augustinian Church from 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, (In the family room when the weather is bad).   All writers are welcome and remember, there’s no charge!

 Fáilte roimh chách! All are welcome! Alle willkommen! Tout le monde est bienvenu! Todos son bienvenedos! Allen zijn welkom!

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