About

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I am a freelance writer and poet based in London. I hold degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing from Goldsmiths College and Birkbeck College, University of London. My work has appeared in Wasafiri, The North, The Jamaica Observer, and elsewhere, including numerous anthologies. My prose and poetry have been commended for the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, shortlisted for the Fish Short Memoir Prize, and Highly Commended in the Poetry Book Society National Student Poetry Competition.

Most recently, I have been selected for the Primers Volume 3 mentorship and publication scheme, which is run by The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press. A pamphlet-length collection of my work will appear in Primers Volume Three, due to be published in April 2018.

I am also an emerging literary critic, and one of eight Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics 2017-2018, a groundbreaking and innovative mentorship scheme co-founded by Sandeep Parmar and Sarah Howe.

If you would like to discuss a commission, a reading, or arrange a creative writing workshop, please contact me at:

saralaestruch (at) hotmail.com

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