Sarah Temporal, Director. Sarah Temporal is a prize-winning poet who has inspired hundreds of young people to express themselves with the spoken and written word. Along with producing the Poets Out Loud Youth Slam, Sarah mentors young writers, runs after school writers’ groups, and designs workshops to inspire learners from Years 5-12. Sarah has delivered poetry education sessions for Red Room Poetry, Byron Writers Festival, GranSlam!, Kyogle Writers Festival, Murwillumbah Youth Festival, the Storyboard masterclass program. She is available for workshops, teacher PD, and poet-in-residence. See more >>
Jedda Winkworth, Poet-mentor. Jedda is a writer and poet who is passionate about the power of spoken word to move, heal and inspire change. She was selected to represent Griffith University in slam poetry demonstrations at the 2018 Georgetown Festival, Malaysia. Published in Talent Implied Anthology, Getamugstit magazine and Healing Times magazine, Jedda has competed in events such as the Nimbin Performance Poetry Cup and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival Open Slam. Jedda is a contributing artist to Poets Out Loud Youth Program and mentors young writers for the Youth Slam.
Katinka Smit, Poet-mentor. Katinka Smit began performing as a poet alongside an acting career (mostly theatre) in Newcastle in the 90s. She has worked as a life skills coach with disadvantaged youth, as a speech and drama tutor in youth theatre, and volunteers for the Byron Writers Festival’s Story Board and youth master class sessions. She was a 2018 finalist in the Nimbin Performance Poetry Cup. Katinka is a poet-mentor assisting young writers in Poets Out Loud Youth Slam.