What is Author’s Week?
This week is a special celebration of authors that have done work associated with the RMS Titanic. Many people have based their novels on events and people that happened on board the famous ship. Many books are well known, while others are more obscure. This week is a great opportunity for authors to have their work seen by Titanic enthusiasts and fans alike. This unique opportunity presents readers and authors with a token audience that has both an interest in the historical events of the Titanic and a love for literature. This author’s week will feature nine different male and female authors of all ages. The youngest author to present their literary work this year is a twelve-year-old boy!
Authors will present from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on their designated days. The event is free with the purchase of a general admission ticket to the Titanic Museum Attraction! Do not miss out on this event – make your plans to be in Pigeon Forge to experience this unique and historical week!
2014 Schedule of Events
Lee Merideth, author of 1912 Facts about the Titanic, Titanic’s Last Hero, and Titanic Names. He will present March 29th and 30th.
Luke Copas, author of Facts for kids about the Titanic and Facts for kids about the Titanic Children. He will present March 29th – April 5th.
June McCash, author of A Titanic Love Story, Ida and Isadora Straus. She will be presenting March 29th – April 5th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Yvonne Lehman, author of Hearts that Survive. She will be presenting March 29th, 10:30 a.m. -1 p.m., and March 30th from 12 p.m. -5 p.m.
Lynn Sanford, author of Starboard at midnight. She will be presenting March 29th – April 1st.
Lisa and Ken Marks, authors of Molly Brown from Hannibal Missouri. They will present March 30th – April 1st.
Penelope Carlevato, author of Tea on the Titanic, 100 years later. She will present March 30th -April 4th from 10 a.m. -5 p.m., and April 5th from 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Allan Wolf, author of The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic. He will present on March 31st – April 1st.
Cheryl Mure and Cassie Jones, authors of Ahoy (a child’s tour of the great ship). They will present March 31st – April 1st.
Edward Walker, author of Titanic Maritime art of Edward D. Walker. He will present April 2nd from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. and April 3rd – April 5th.
What else can you expect to see?
During the week of March 29th- April 5th at the Pigeon Forge Titanic Museum Attraction, all of the usual exhibits can be seen! You can experience being a Titanic passenger, touch the iceberg, and get photographed on the iconic staircase, too! Do not miss the newly introduced “Unsinkable Molly” exhibit that opened this year! There is a special discount going on this month (through April) for homeschooled students. Make sure to take advantage of this special offer before it expires. Also, this month at the museum is Irish Month. Come experience the rich heritage of the Irish culture and those who were aboard the Titanic. See the official website here.