First, note: / by the time she arrives at the birth suite, the mother will already be underwater / sunk and rolling / unravelling across the horizon / you must find her / you must bring her in…

from “Print 2 copies and keep in birthing bag”, 2022
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Sarah Temporal’s tender, fierce and playful poetry performances never fail to move and delight audiences from all walks of life. Sarah has performed as a feature poets at Sydney Writers Festival, National Folk Festival, Kyogle Writers Festival, and in the famous Speigeltent. Sarah is the winner of the Bunker Spoken-Word Slam 2021, Nimbin World Cup 2018, and was twice shortlisted for the XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken-Word. She collaborates with circus artist Britt Portelli to explore birth and motherhood in ‘The Birth Suite’.

‘The Birth Suite’ premiered at Byron Theatre 2022 as part of the Vagina Conversations.

Youth and Schools

Sarah Temporal has worked with hundreds of young people to empower their voices through the spoken and written word. She directs the Poets Out Loud Youth Slam, held in partnership with Byron Writers Festival, which showcases young writers aged 12-18 years in the Northern Rivers. She acts as a mentor for young writers, and facilitates a masterclass with the Storyboard program.

Sarah has worked with over 30 local schools, youth services, and festivals to deliver high-quality educational experiences in creative writing and poetry. Workshops are available for Years 5-10, as well as teacher PD and Poet-In-Residence programs.

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