Poetry | Creative Writing
Sarah Acton is a landscape poet and performer, oral history and community theatre writer who runs arts programmes for social engagement and connection to nature and place. Sarah’s writing and teaching explore earth history, myth, folklore and sense of belonging to and of landscape, drawing on a passion for poetics and orality (the living voice, rhythms and dialect).
Sarah’s recent projects include the Heart of Stone community play on Portland for b-side festival, and the Talking Tent story-gathering project for Dorset AONB, alongside ongoing commissions for Stepping into Nature including Your Seasons of Story, collaborating with two visual artists and a storyteller, and many local communities. She has written for magazines and anthologies. Sarah’s oral history book about the seine fishing industry along the Chesil Beach is published later this year.
Sarah will be visiting Burngate this year to teach her Wild Writing, Writing and Place and Memoir, Memorial and Elegy courses.