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The Forum with Sarah Kay and Jack Boulware

October 22, 2017

9:30 am

There’s a writer or poet in each of us. Poet, international performer and Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence Sarah Kay joins Jack Boulware, founder of Litquake, to share how you can nurture creativity and bring out your inner poet.




About the guests

Sarah Kay hails from New York City and has been performing her spoken word poetry since she was 14 years old. She was a featured poet on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam in 2006, and that year she was also the youngest poet to compete in the National Poetry Slam. Since then, Sarah has shared her poetry in venues and classrooms around the world. She is perhaps best known for her talk at the 2011 TED conference that has been viewed over ten million times. Sarah holds a Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching from Brown University, and an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Grinnell College. Her first book, “B” was ranked #1 Poetry Book on Amazon. “No Matter the Wreckage,” is also an Amazon Bestseller in American Poetry. Other poems and articles have been published in CURA Magazine, The Writer Magazine, Thrush, Treehouse Magazine, Union Station Magazine, the Huffington Post, and many more. She has performed for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the United Nations. 

Jack Boulware is author and co-author of several books, including San Francisco Bizarro, a local bon vivant and a native Montanan. He has written for publications including San Francisco Weekly, New York Times Magazine, Wired, Business 2.0, Travelocity, and Salon. He is also the co-founder of legendary comedy magazine The Nose. In 1999, he was one of the founders of San Francisco’s Litstock literary festival, which became Litquake, and continues to grow each year.


About The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with The Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.


Gresham Hall


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