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April 30, 2015
Hosting a Student Poetry Reading at the 9/11 Tribute Center in NYC!
Sarah spent the morning hosting a reading of poetry by middle school students from Scarsdale Middle School and high school students from the High School for Health Professions and Human Services in NYC, as well as a few students from the organization Strength To Strength which supports international victims of terrorism. The participants shared the poems they had written about what people experienced on 9/11, even though some of the students were too young to remember the day itself. Sarah shared her own poem “Extended Development” and her experiences growing up in lower Manhattan.
April 28, 2015
Releasing her book “B” from Hachette Books!
Sarah is thrilled to announce that her first book “B” has found a new home with Hachette Books! The cover has a brand new look and feel thanks to Sarah’s collaborator Sophia Janowitz, and her timeless illustrations continue to give life to the words! If you need a reminder, this is the poem Sarah Kay began her TED talk with in 2011 (Often referred to as “If I Should Have a Daughter”) It is “…a whimsical love letter, a shared promise, a thank you note, and a whispered secret to mothers and daughters everywhere. The perfect gift, B celebrates the bond that exists between a parent and a child. Short, touching, and lovingly illustrated, it is a family tradition waiting to begin.” Today is the official release date! You can find it here! Or you can find it at any of these booksellers:
April 14, 2015
Performing and teaching at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, MI!
Sarah was delighted to spend the day at Aquinas College, starting with an afternoon workshop with students and continuing on to a jam-packed full house for her evening show! The day was co-sponsored by the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center and the Contemporary Writers Series.
April 12, 2015
Performing at Beloit College in Beloit, WI!
Sarah had a lovely evening show at Beloit College. Her first performance in Wisconsin! Much thanks to all who came to the event!
April 9, 2015
Performing in the Write Bloody Showcase Show in Minneapolis, MN!
What a joyous show full of wonderful people! Derrick Brown, Taylor Mali, Khary Jackson, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Franny Choi, Aaron Samuels, Stevie Edwards, Pages Matam, Hieu Minh Nguyen… wowee! Thanks to all who came out to support the Write Bloody family!
April 1-2, 2015
Performing at University of Alabama Birmingham in Birmingham, AL!
Sarah spent two days at UAB presenting for the UAB Lecture Series to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Month and hosting the student poetry slam. Check out this review of the event! She enjoyed the lovely hospitality of many locals including some delicious BBQ! Thanks to all! (Photo by Claire Culp.)