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September 24, 2014
Performing and teaching at the United Nations International School in NYC!
It is always a thrill for Sarah to return to her alma mater (where she spent 13 years of her life), and today was especially fun. Much thanks to Ms. Downey for helping to organize the visit, and thanks to all the participants in the workshop with Sarah and Phil. (Photo by Luca Silveira)

September 15-19, 2014
Performing and teaching at Zurich International School in Zurich, Switzerland!
Sarah and Phil spent the week working with students on three different campuses, from Middle School through High School. It was a joy to get to work with so many students, across such a wide range of ages, as well as getting to work closely with such dedicated staff and faculty. Much thanks to John Switzer and Eric, Caitlin, and Susan for all their help, not to mention all of the great teachers who the team got to work with and spend time with!

September 5, 2014
Performing in Write Bloody Publishing’s Poetry Extravaganza & Dance Party in Philadelphia, PA!
Four of the Write Bloody Publishing’s best loved poets – Derrick Brown (Strange Light), Sarah Kay (No Matter the Wreckage), Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz (The Year of No Mistakes) and Taylor Mali (Last Time As We Are) all got to perform together under one roof in Philadelphia for the first time! And even though there was no AC and everyone almost melted, it was still a fantastic night. Much thanks to all who attended, and to those who helped organize and run the event!

September 4, 2014
Celebrating Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s Book Release in Philadelphia, PA!
Sarah’s longtime mentor and best friend Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz has been working on this passion project for ten years! And today it is finally available to the world. Dr. Mütter’s Marvels is “the mesmerizing, first-ever biography of the brilliant and eccentric physician and innovator who revolutionized surgery and founded America’s finest museum of medical oddities” and a gripping story to boot! Sarah was also one of the last readers on the project, and it was a joy for her to be a part of today’s celebration. Congratulations, Cristin! (Photo includes Derrick Brown & Taylor Mali!)

August 25, 2014
Performing at “Speechless” at Joe’s Pub in NYC!
“Speechless” brings improvisors, tech industry gods, and everyday joes and challenges them with giving a presentation on the fly with a powerpoint deck they are seeing with the audience for the first time. It was Sarah’s first time doing improv publicly, and despite it being terrifying, she loved getting to share the stage with the amazing talents of Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, Upright Citizens Brigade’s Brian Fountain, and writer/comedian Nathan Phillips! Check out the article in the Wall Street Journal! (photo by Andrew Hinderaker)

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 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)