September 25, 2014

Delivering the Opening Keynote at the 2014 PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference hosted by Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg, PA!

Sarah Kay will be presenting the keynote address at the 2014 PASSHE Women’s Consortium Conference hosted by Bloomsburg University. Access to the presentation is open to the public with registration for the conference. (If you are a student at Bloomsburg, registration is free!) Just click the link and scroll down to the bottom of the website to register –

Noon, University Ballroom
Bloomsburg University
400 East Second Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815

September 5, 2014

Performing in Write Bloody Publishing’s Poetry Extravaganza & Dance Party in Philadelphia, PA!
Five of the Write Bloody Publishing’s best loved poets – Derrick Brown (Strange Light), Sarah Kay (No Matter the Wreckage), Anis Mojgani (Songs from Under the River), Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (The Year of No Mistakes) and Taylor Mali (Last Time As We Are) – will all be performing together under one roof in Philadelphia for the first time! Come for the poetry, buy all the books & stick around for the dancing! The show is all ages and open to the public. Buy tickets by clicking this button below!Buy tickets here!

The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

August 25, 2014

Guest Appearing in “Speechless” in NYC!
(Warning: Sarah will not be performing any poetry tonight! It’s an entirely different kind of show!)
Created by Sammy Wegent, and from the minds behind live comedy juggernauts Mortified & Freestyle Love Supreme, Speechless shows off Silicon Valley’s silly side by letting presenters live out their worst nightmare: giving a presentation with absolutely no preparation.The show puts entertainers, entrepreneurs, and audience members on the spot with just a PowerPoint deck full of images that they’ve never seen and a topic determined at random by a spinning wheel. These can be a TED talk, a new app being launched, even a wedding toast, and then presenters do their best to get through their talk, while attempting to leave the audience Speechless.
The show is open to the public and tickets are available here!

Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette
New York, NY 10003

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!

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

July 2, 2014

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!

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

June 29, 2014

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

June 27, 2014

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!

Read: No Matter the Wreckage

Sarah Kay releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career.
No Matter the Wreckage” presents readers with new and beloved work that showcases Kay’s knack for celebrating family, love, travel, history, and unlikely love affairs between inanimate objects (“Toothbrush to the Bicycle Tire”), among other curious topics. The book is a bestselling book on Amazon! Order it now! Published by Write Bloody Publishing and illustrated by the wonderful Sophia Janowitz!