Recent News: July 27, 2014

July 27, 2014
Performing at Poetry & Pie Night in Rochester, NY!
The wonderful Rachel McKibbens and Jacob Rakovan hosted an incredible evening of poetry and treats. (And silliness: check out this amazing sign Rachel made!)

July 25, 26, & 27, 2014

Performing at Poetry & Pie Night in Rochester, NY
Sarah joins an incredible line-up of poets for the 3rd Annual Pink Door Edition of Poetry & Pie Night. There will be open to the public readings all three nights at 7pm, at a private location. Sarah will read on one of the three nights, but you should come to all three to hear the incredible line ups. For more info, contact:
See the full poet line-up by clicking HERE!

Recent News: July 16-19, 2014

July 16-19, 2014
Performing and leading workshops at Brave New Voices in Philadelphia, PA!
What an incredible event. Sarah was lucky enough to spend time surrounded by the brilliant, brave young poets at BNV, and it was a special treat to get to lead workshops with the whole Project VOICE team! (Top photo by Travis Thompson, Second photo by Daniel Schaefer)

July 17, 2014

Teaching Workshops at Brave New Voices!
Sarah and the rest of the Project VOICE team will be teaching two workshops called “Getting to the Good Stuff: Tips on Creating & Leading Great Poetry Workshops.” Workshops can be the foundation of a thriving poetry community. But what makes an amazing poetry workshop? How do you create a workshop that sticks with you, that gives you tools you can use for years down the road? How do you create trust among a group of people that may not know each other? How do you encourage people to take risks in their work while building a safe environment? This workshop will explore best practices for facilitating poetry workshops – and will give you the tools you need to start designing your own. No experience necessary! (This workshop is only open to youth who are registered through the Brave New Voices festival.) Check out their website to find out how you can register, and come for all the other wonderful events July 16-19.

Temple University Student Union
1755 N. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA
2pm workshop is in room 217A
3:35 workshop is in room 217B

July 16, 2014

Performing at the Opening Ceremony for Youth Speaks’ Brave New Voices!
Sarah will be performing 1 poem with Phil Kaye as part of the wonderful opening ceremonies for the Brave New Voices Ceremony. The event is free and open to the public, and the entire ceremony will be full of wonderful performances and celebrations. Tickets here!

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Recent News: July 10-12, 2014

July 10-12, 2014
Leading Professional Development Workshops at the IBO Americas Conference in Washington DC!
This is Sarah’s third IBO Americas Conference, and her first time being part of the exhibitor’s hall! It is always a wonderful experience to meet enthusiastic educators and spend the day among like-minded folks. Thanks to the organizers.

Recent News: July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014
Having a Book Release Show with Robbie Q. Telfer, Fatimah Asghar, and Jamila Woods in Chicago, IL!
Sarah loves these three poets with a fiery heart, and she was absolutely thrilled to get to perform alongside them at her book release show in Chicago. Much thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate, and deepest love to the co-performers. (B&W photo by Kriss Abigail)