“… an astonishingly smart writer.” Neil Gaiman

Welcome! I’m Sarah Salway, a British poet, novelist, journalist, and writing tutor.


 Here you will find news of workshops and readings, book details, and my blog. Click on the photo below to see my TEDx talk on words and dictionaries.

And if you like dictionaries and words, you may enjoy my TEDx talk too!



Come read with me this Autumn

Let’s blow away some cobwebs and find some new horizons to explore! Here are two opportunities to join very different reading experiences with me. First of all I’m DELIGHTED to say that I’ll be joining the poet Holly Wren Spaulding as guest host for a very special four week online workshop centred round reading Joy […]

How to declutter and still stay happy

We are in the middle of a downsizing frenzy at the moment, as we’ve just put the house we’ve lived and played in for the last twenty years and the big question is… how have I still got spices in my cupboard dating back to the last century????? I do clear out sometimes, I promise, […]

Poetry and the colour of healing

I’m delighted that my poem, Seeds, was chosen by the powerhouse poet Hafsah Aneela Bashir for her wonderful new project, The Poetry Health Service. This website – subtitled Panaceas By The People For The People – takes you through a number of colour based questions which are soothing in themselves before you get your ‘panacea’ […]