The University of Iowa

Sarah Sadie

Sarah Sadie is the founder of Studio Sadie. She teaches and coaches creatives of all types. An award-winning poet and writer, she was Poet Laureate of Madison from 2012-2015. These days she alternates between the writing desk and the dance floor, and she sends out a regular e-newsletter to hundreds of people around the nation and the world. 

Instructor Events

Weeklong July 12 to July 17 2020
Instructor(s): 
Sarah Sadie
Jacqueline Briggs Martin

Writers hear all the time that it’s important to be specific in our stories, that we should write what we know, and find our own voice…but the nitty-gritty of how to do those things can be elusive. In this workshop, we will spend our week focusing on the words we choose. We’ll take time to look at verbs, at how to put words to sensory experience, and how to write into our specific meaning, as well as when, why, and how to use rhythm and repetition. We’ll explore the ways we can become better, more precise, users of language in our picture books.

Weeklong July 12 to July 17 2020
Instructor(s): 
Jacqueline Briggs Martin
Sarah Sadie

Writers hear all the time that it’s important to be specific in our stories, that we should write what we know, and find our own voice…but the nitty-gritty of how to do those things can be elusive. In this workshop, we will spend our week focusing on the words we choose. We’ll take time to look at verbs, at how to put words to sensory experience, and how to write into our specific meaning, as well as when, why, and how to use rhythm and repetition. We’ll explore the ways we can become better, more precise, users of language in our picture books.