Creative Arts & Digital Learning Centre Visiting Author
Children’s author and Cavan-native Dave Rudden spoke to three of our 2nd year classes on Friday 7th April, just ahead of the official launch of the second novel in the Knights of the Borrowed Dark trilogy, The Forever Court. With boundless energy and enthusiasm, Dave recited some of his book off by heart, spoke about his characters, plots and the editorial process of publishing a book.
In between hilarious anecdotes he encouraged the students to try their hand at writing, by telling them that writing is a muscle, every word is a weapon and more importantly, you don’t have to get it right first time.
Dave answered questions on his writing, and signed the boys’ books, as well as kindly supplying their teachers with a leaflet on advice about writing. We look forward to seeing him again, and wish him the best with his latest novel.
I thank Ms. Marrey for her organisation of this visit.