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Sara's most recent writing project combined feminism and architecture to create a collection of poems that use architecture and urbanism as a metaphor to discuss gender and the female experience. These poems sit somewhere between poetry and commentary and Sara recently performed them at an architecture conference in Wellington. Sara continues to write about place and memory as well as bringing themes of gender and feminism into their work.
a poets pedagogy
Watch Sara's TEDx talk on the power of poetry in education here.
Sara reviews theatre and comedy for Wellington based review site Art Murmurs. Click here to read a recent piece.
Sara writes commissions for both organisations and individuals and can tailor a poem to a prompt, personal story or theme. Sara has written special poems for weddings, for theatre and for brand publicity. To enquire about prices, do not hesitate to contact Sara here.
Sara recently spent a day at both the Roald Dahl Museum & Storytelling Centre and the Museum of London, working with the public and leading poetry workshops in the galleries. The result was a specially commissioned poem for the museum which Sara performed at the end of the day. The poems now live on the museum websites. Click on the image to read the finished poems.
Sara collaborates regularly with other artists, musicians, theatre makers and people removed from the creative arts - most recently a scientist (video to follow).
Check out the debut piece 'At Night the Street do not Belong to Us' with singer/songwriter Surie (the UK's Eurovision entrant 2018!) This was filmed at the legendary music venue The Bedford in London by Ross Gamble.
Sara regularly travels to perform, teach and speak at conferences and events around the world. Sara has recently returned from a week of teaching in Beijing and is currently running workshops and events in New Zealand, before a summer of performing and teaching in the UK. Sara has been based in London until recently, but will now be splitting life between hemispheres and working out of both Wellington and the UK for the foreseeable future, whilst regularly travelling to different parts of the world for poetry. Sara thinks the world can feel bigger than it needs to and enjoys making it slightly smaller through words and the power of shared experience.
Sara has recently taken on the role of Education Director/Associate Artist at Motif Poetry, a new spoken word production company co-founded with poet/producer Ben Fagan. This New Zealand based charity will be changing the landscape of Kiwi spoken word and Sara will be leading the education programme, bringing poetry into schools and communities across the Islands and further afield. Sara is also on the board of trustees.
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Sara is proud to have produced London's only regular 3 round poetry slam for 3 years and helped it grow into one of the UK's leading slams. They have now handed the night over to Caroline Teague but remains part of the organisational team and guest hosts the night when in the UK. The slam continues its legacy at Genesis Cinema in Whitechapel on the first Thursday of the month. No features. Just Slam. Entry is free and the night is incredibly popular, often selling out 150 seats. Free tickets can be booked on the website. For more information email email@example.com or follow them @GenesisSlam
“ Professional, impressive and immaculately rehearsed. Strongly recommended.”
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