WAPPY enable some CtS pupils to meet Benjamin Zephaniah
From Grace Quansah on behalf of WAPPY:
In front of a packed audience WAPPY’s patron, Eric Huntley, contributed to the opening welcome, and before the interviews, WAPPY members, Cassius Jackson – Callen entertained a packed audience with his stand-up comedy routine. Also, Honey Ryder read her award – winning Christ The Saviour CofE Primary school 2013 Poetry Slam poem, ‘I'm Afraid of Blank Paper’ and ‘Jai Blue’ performed her own song, ‘Crush’, before the book –signing opportunity.
Fifteen specially trained WAPPY members interviewed Benjamin on themes ranging from his inspiration for writing, his personal politics and Rastafari faith, his favourite writer and poem, being a vegan and his love for animals, and about the characters in his latest novel, Terror Kid. Benjamin answered each question openly and generously, with plenty of humour and intuitiveness, sprinkled with examples of his lyrical style.
The event ended with the author signing books and offering photo opportunities with all who queued up patiently to meet and chat with him.