June 29, 2014
Performing as the featured poet at the Green Mill in Chicago, IL!
The Green Mill is an institution: it’s where Poetry Slam was invented! (By Marc Smith!) It is always an honor to perform here. Much thanks to Marc and J.W. Baz for helping the show be a great success!
June 27, 2014
Participating in a Panel with George Watsky at Videocon in Anaheim, CA!
Seven years ago (Geez, 7?!) Sarah filmed for an episode of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and met a sweet guy named George Watsky who was also shooting that day. Seven years later, he’s a total rockstar rapper and poet, who hustles harder than anyone. The two don’t get to see each other very often because both tour incessantly, but when George asked if Sarah would fly out to VidCon to be part of a panel he was leading on Poetry & Online Video, along with some super talented poets and friends, Sarah was excited to go. It was great to see him, and she continues to cheer him on!
June 25, 2014
Delivering the Commencement Speech for Stuyvesant High School’s Graduation in New York, NY!
Sarah was asked to be the graduation speaker at this year’s Stuyvesant High School Graduation. There were ~4,000 people in the room, which made it one of the largest audiences she’s ever addressed. It was a beautiful space and a joyful celebration to be part of. Plus the view from stage was pretty unbelievable!
Having a Big Book Release Show in Chicago, IL!
Sarah is debuting her new book No Matter the Wreckage in Chicago at Stage 773! This show will feature the incredible talent of Sarah’s dear friends Robbie Q. Telfer, Jamila Woods (from the band M&O), and Fatimah Asghar! The show is open to the public and ALL AGES. Tickets are $10 for students and $12 for regular ol’ grown ups. Buy tickets in advance! More info here!
1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
Featured at the Green Mill Lounge in Chicago, IL!
Sarah is thrilled to be the feature at the historic Green Mill Lounge, where slam was born! The sign-up starts at 6pm, the open mic starts at 7pm, followed by Sarah’s feature circa 8pm, followed by a poetry slam circa 9pm. Strictly 21+ with a $7 cover charge. Live music, and plenty of poetry! More info here!
4802 N Broadway, Chicago, IL
Right off the Lawrence CTA Red Line and several major bus lines
Speaking and performing at VidCon in Anaheim, CA!
Sarah is excited to be participating in a panel on “Poetry and the Web” moderated by her friend George Watsky! The panel will be at 12pm in room 205. More info here!
June 6, 2014
Delivering the Commencement Address at Hathaway Brown in Shaker Heights, OH!
… And 131 miles and 15 hours later, Sarah made her way to the commencement at Hathaway Brown for their graduation celebration! Another gorgeous ceremony. Thanks to all!
June 5, 2014
Delivering the Commencement Speech at The Ellis School in Pittsburgh, PA!
What a beautiful celebration to be a part of! Sarah had such a great time being the graduation speaker, and was so honored to be present on such a magical day.