Sarah Temporal is a prize-winning poet, writer and educator from the Northern Rivers NSW. She began her writing journey as a spoken-word poet in the early 2000s, and has since performed at festivals and events Australia-wide. More recently her work has been shortlisted for the South Coast Writers Centre Poetry Prize, highly commended for the XYZ Prize for Innovation in Spoken-Word, and published in the Australian Poetry Anthology.

Sarah is a skillful and inclusive facilitator and host, running poetry events and projects through her community arts initiative, Poets Out Loud. Her workshops such as ‘SlamCraft’ have been delivered at Wollongong Writers Centre, Indie Festival Maitland, Storyfest (Sydney) and more. Sarah is the creator and director of Poets Out Loud Youth Program, empowering young voices through slam poetry.

Sarah is currently completing her debut print poetry collection and exploring innovative ways to present poetry in performance.


Poets Out Loud

Poets Out Loud is a platform for spoken-word events and projects, based in the Northern Rivers of NSW.

Sarah Temporal runs Poets Out Loud open mic once a month in Murwillumbah, the Youth Poetry Slam, school workshops, and special events such as the Super Slam.

A grassroots network of writers, word-lovers, and supporters, we are proud to contribute to the creative community of the Northern Rivers.

See poetsoutloud.org for more.