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Wednesday
Dec122012

Sarah Kay in the house!

Sarah Kay, came to visit Kopila this past week!  If you don't know Sarah Kay, you totally need to check her out.  Her Ted Talk is one of my all time favorites!  We were introduced to each other through our good mutual friend, Matt Goldman and I immediately got the chills when I watched her performances. Fast forward, just a little over a year later and here she is up on stage at Kopila Valley! Sarah had a poetry trip that brought her to Kathmandu and as luck would have it, she made her way over here to Kopila afterwards. Amazing right? Talk about crazy out-of-this-world wishes coming true.    

We were all absolutely awe struck, captivated, enthralled, and totally inspired by Sarah's poetry.  She taught a poetry workshop with the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders as well as our teachers and volunteers and in just hours, had the kids writing poems, laughing, learning, smiling, and performing their very own spoken word poetry. The kids say (and I quote) that "it was the best thing they had ever experienced in their whole entire lives."

We feel so lucky and fortunate to have had the amazing Sarah Kay here with us in Nepal.  It was one of those unforgettable experiences that we will talk about forever.  Next up, Kopila Valley's very own Poetry Slam Session. We NEED to make that happen!

NYC and NJ friends, Sarah will be performing for a hurricane Sandy Relief Event at Joe's Pub, on December 26th!  (Info here)

Photos courtesy of Ben Heiber (English Fellow)

Reader Comments (7)

To have a chance to meet such a wonderful poet in life is something that u always dream of. Thanks Miss. Maggie.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLalit

Love it!!! Wish we could see her perform at Joe's pub...maybe we can make that happen. :)

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBanana

Mags! This is amazing!!! I have been You tubing this woman ALL week! As in BEFORE I read your post! I can't get enough of her! I love her! Her TED talk IS the best! How amazing I'm so excited she got to spend time with you and the kids!!! Miss you all!

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSars

I know Sars!!! Wish you were here. Her TED talk and the poem Point B (if i had a daughter) get me every time.

December 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaggie Doyne

I hope my Pawan will have an experiece like this in his school, poetry is good for our minds as well as water for trees. There are medicines made of words and beauty that never expire.
I love Sarah Key too, this was a big gift for the children.

December 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara Mary

Sorry Sarah, it's KAY your family name, I apologize.

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara Mary

Yes was a LAPSUS...

December 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara Mary

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