For World Book Day this year, we welcomed prominent author and storyteller Steve Camden to Clifton College to host a series of workshops and talks for our students.
Steve Camden is one of Britain's leading spoken word artists and children's authors. Under the guise of Polarbear, he performs spoken word and lyrical theatre, and he has also written the highly successful book TAPE which many have dubbed the outstanding teen book debut of the last couple of years.
"Record a voice and it lasts forever…
In 1993, Ryan records a diary on an old tape. He talks about his mother’s death, about his dreams, about his love for a new girl at school who doesn’t even know he exists.
In 2013, Ameliah moves in with her grandmother after her parents die. There, she finds a tape in the spare room. A tape with a boy’s voice on it – a voice she can’t quite hear, but which seems to be speaking to her.
Ryan and Ameliah are connected by more than just a tape.
This is their story."
Steve Camden visited us last year, and his visits prove to be immensely popular amongst the children and staff alike. We look forward to welcoming him again and providing our students here with a great deal of inspiration!
Read more about Steve Camden in this Guardian article.