Sarah Crutwell

Sarah Crutwell is a Spoken Word Poet and Creative Events Organiser based in the North East. Her work aims to address the things we lower our voices to talk about.

With a performance style that is engaging, raw and at times highly emotive, her work takes on issues such as mental health, sex, loneliness, politics, sexuality, ingrained sexism and a woman’s right to make her own decisions. Sarah’s voice is one of unity, strength and interrogation.

This September Sarah will be publishing her debut poetry collection Pollyfiller with Umbrella Poetry, and looking forward to taking the book across the UK. If you would like to book her, please get in touch.

She is available for both spoken word/poetry performances and workshops


The Night Alphabet is the debut collection of short stories from award-winning poet and author Joelle Taylor.

The Night Alphabet are the secret messages scratched into the backs of men by sex trafficked women, a clandestine code of resistance and uprising.

The Night Alphabet tells the magic realist stories of marginalised women around the globe, from ghost mothers to women’s motorcycle gangs.

Joelle will be posting updating these  pages regularly as she researches the collection, and travels across the world to meet women in the strangest of places.

Joelle will also be mentoring three uncompromising women poets and helping them to write their life stories, explore new forms and genres, and provide wider access to platforms for performing and publishing. These are

Lady Unchained (Brenda Birungi) 

Fatema S Hawydi

Sarah Crutwell

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