Sarah Kay in Performance
October 17, 2017
A solo live evening with Sarah Kay, Grace Cathedral’s 2017 Artist in Residence, who has been performing her spoken word poetry since she was 14 years old. Her talent for weaving words into poignant, funny, and powerful performances haunts the heart and helps us make sense of our lives and see the world in a new way.
Sarah comes to contemplate the “Year of the Gift.” She is the founder and co-director of Project VOICE, an organization dedicated to promoting empowerment, improving literacy and encouraging empathy and creative collaboration in classrooms and communities around the world through award-winning performances and innovative workshops. Sarah 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, CNN.com and many more. She has performed for the Tribeca Film Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors and the United Nations.
Free and open to all