Sara Pirkle has been invited to read at literary festivals, universities, bookstores, bars, coffee shops, churches, and academic conferences.  She is available to read or speak at your event. Please email her directly at sbpirkle@ua.edu to arrange speaking engagements.


The Heartland Book Festival, Elizabethtown, KY. Sept. 20-21, 2019

SAMLA Poets on Power, Identity, and Relationships. SAMLA 91 Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 16, 2019


2019 Boston National Poetry Month Festival, Boston Public Library, Apr. 6, 2019

Poetry, Music, and Dance Night, Boston Community Church, Apr. 4, 2019

University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL, Mar. 7, 2019, 4 PM

Thomson-McDuffie County Library, Thomson, GA, Feb. 16, 2019

AUM Southern Studies Conference, Auburn University at Montgomery, Feb. 1, 2019

SAMLA Poets on “Fighters From the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.” SAMLA 90 Conference, Birmingham, AL, Nov. 4, 2018

Selections from The Disappearing Act, Mercer University, Macon, GA, Oct. 25, 2018

“A Day of Celebrating the Written Word,” Reinhardt University, Waleska, GA, Oct. 24, 2018

30th Annual Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word, “The Leaving and the Coming Home: New Poetry Collections” Panel, Nashville, TN, Oct. 12, 2018

“A Celebration of the Poetry of Anya Krugovoy Silver,” Candler Mansion Library, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 11, 2018

Poetry Celebration Day 2018, Central Georgia Technical College, Macon, GA, Apr. 12, 2018

2018 Boston National Poetry Month Festival, Boston Public Library, Apr. 7, 2018

Berklee College of Music, Boston, Apr. 5, 2018

Georgia College Visiting Writers Series, Max Noah Hall, Milledgeville, GA, Apr. 4, 2018

The Disappearing Act Book Launch, Harrison Galleries, Tuscaloosa, AL, Mar. 27, 2018

Second Saturday Artist Talk, The Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, Rabun Gap, GA, July 8, 2017

National Poetry Month Reading, LaGrange College, LaGrange, GA, Apr. 27, 2017

Poetry Celebration Day 2017, Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins, GA, Apr. 13, 2017

The Disappearing Act Pre-Release Reception, Middle Georgia State University, Macon, GA, Feb. 23, 2017

2nd Annual Lost Keys Literary Festival, Macon, GA, Oct. 8, 2016

Open Studios, I-Park Foundation, Inc., East Haddam, CT, June 26, 2016

Lost Keys Collective’s “Anti-Valentine’s Day” Reading, Midtown Key Club, Macon, Feb. 12, 2016

Lost Keys Literary Festival, Macon, GA, Oct. 3, 2015

“Tipple + Poesy” Poetry Nights: Form Night, Tipple + Rose Tea Parlor and Apothecary, Atlanta, Dec. 16, 2015

New South Reading Series, sponsored by New South Literary Journal, Star Community Bar, Atlanta, May 2014