About Sarah Thursday

Photographer Mick Victor
Photographer Mick Victor

Curriculum Vitae • Poetry


Sarah Thursday is a music-obsessed Long Beach poetry advocate who has written poetry since she was very young. In 1992, she made her first chapbook and continued with four more up through 2001. She took about ten years off from poetry and focused all her creative energy into teaching. After a series of major life events, she began writing again and connected with the local poetry community for the first time. Through a bi-monthly workshop called The Poetry Lab, she was inspired to begin a website to feature local Long Beach poets and poetry events called Cadence Collective. The website provided opportunities to connect to other poets in her community and co-host a monthly reading with G. Murray Thomas called “2nd Mondays Poetry Party“. In 2014, she founded Sadie Girl Press to explore her other passion: the layout and design of print books. She has since published many chapbooks and anthologies, incorporating writers and artists she loves. She has been published in many fine journals and anthologies, interviewed by Poetry LA, and received a 2017 Best of the Net nomination for “To the Men who told me my Love was not enough.” Her full-length collections, All the Tiny Anchors and Conversations with Gravel, as well as her most recent chapbook, Seventeen Poems Not About a Lover and others are available now at SadieGirlPress.com. Follow her here or on Facebook or Instgram.


Host, Facilitator
Poets & Plates
June 2018-October 2018

Host, Facilitator
O. P. Poetry Book Club of Long Beach
October 2017-2018

Co-Host, Facilitator
2nd Monday Poetry Party Monthly Readings
with G. Murray Thomas
January 2014-April 2018

Panelist on Create Nurture Sustain: a reading and conversation
THE TABLE reading series
The Hollywood Hotel
January 2018

Incandescent Mind: Selfish Work
Incandescent Mind: Issue Two
Incandescent Mind: Issue One
Sadie Girl Press
August 2016-November 2017

Host, Curator 
How I MADE It: A Show and Tell Event Series
November 2016-March 2017

Then & Now: Conversations with Old Friends
Sadie Girl Press
November 2015

w/Nancy Lynée Woo and Terry Wright
Like a Girl: Perspectives on Feminine Identity
Lucid Moose Lit
September 2015

Cadence Collective: Year Two Anthology
Sadie Girl Press
August 2015

Panelist on Small Press Publishing
Mt. SAC Sixth Annual Writers’ Weekend
Sponsored by The dA Center for the Arts
April 2014 & 2015

w/Nancy Lynée Woo and Terry Wright
Like a Girl: The Pre-Show!
Lucid Moose Lit
February 2015

w/Nancy Lynée Woo
Gutters & Alleyways: Perspectives on Poverty and Struggle
September 2014

Cadence Collective: Year One Anthology
Sadie Girl Press
September/October 2014

Founder, Owner
Sadie Girl Press
April 2014

Co-Host, Facilitator
Rock and Robin NaPoMo Poetry Party
with JL Martindale
April 2014

Founder, Editor
Cadence Collective
August 2013-January 2017

Co-Founder, Co-Editor
Frolicking Children of the Sun

Assistant Editor
Stylus Magazine
February-June 1992

Workshops & Conferences

Poetry Lab Workshop, Visiting Author
Long Beach, California
February 2017

Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Los Angeles, California
March/April 2016

Poetry Workshop with Eric Morago
Whittier, CA
Summer 2014/Winter 2015

Mt. SAC Sixth Annual Writers’ Weekend
Walnut, California
April 2014/2015

Association of Writers and Writing Programs
Seattle, Washington
February 2014

Stranded Artists Series
Sponsored by The Poetry Lab
Mentor: Nate Pritts
October 2013


Long Beach Renaissance 
February 2016

October 2013

The Poetry Lab
April 2013-June 2017


Master’s of Arts Education, Curriculum and Education
Concordia University
June 2008

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
and Multiple Subject Credential
California State University, Long Beach
January 2001, Cum Laude
and December 2003


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