My Story

Sarah M. Kirby (she/her)
I am showing gratitude to the source of my pencils.
A picture from hiking through pine-stitched and fern-quilted mountains.

I’m called to write my own story, and I’m honored to help others do the same.

Sarah M. Kirby holds an M.A. in English from the University of Northern Colorado along with a decade of journalism experience as a reporter and editor. She works as an English instructor and writing tutor at the College of the Siskiyous (COS) where she teaches composition and creative writing classes, online and in-person.

During her time working at COS, she has had the pleasure of giving ample student success seminars on writing and academic skills. With a certificate in Online Teaching and Design from Fresno Pacific University plus her experience as a digital media creator for the last five years, she has a cultivated knowledge of how to help small businesses drive their brand and unique offerings through blogs and social media content creation.

Her academic interest intersect between writing, language, and the creation of identity. She enjoys teaching people, students in particular, about the art of effective and efficient communication through the written word, especially in digital media, and is currently pursuing writing scholarship about the way that digital media will shape future learning styles and reading and writing abilities

Some scholars she admires are Patricia Bizzel, Walter J. Ong, and Judith Butler. Some authors who changed her life are Barbara Kingsolver, Joseph Conrad, Aldous Huxley, Jane Austen, Zora Neale Hurston, Elizabeth Gilbert, and Nicola Yoon. Some poets who captivate her are Mary Oliver, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Rumi, Jack Kerouac, Maya Angelou, Joy Harjo, and Victoria Chang.

Currently, Sarah is editing a book of poetry and a young adult novel. She hopes to send these out to publishers soon. She lives in the pine-stitched mountains of Northern California with her partner and dogson. She believes that writing about the world that we wish to live in can make it so.

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