About Sara Nesbitt Gibbons

Sara Nesbitt Gibbons (Sara Nesbitt). I am a writer, teacher, theatre maker and mother, who lives in London.


Email: sara@saranesbitt.co.uk

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Why So Many Clothes? 

This project saw me wear everything in my (now slightly less) extensive wardrobe, to investigate what value clothes had in terms of money, identity, beauty and stories.  It was fun, and emotional.


My poems have been published online in the following wonderful magazines:



The Wardrobe

My poems have also appeared in The Emma Press Anthology of Slow Things and The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea,  both available from the Emma Press.

They have been published in various print journals, including Magma, South Bank Poetry, Brittle Star and Obsessed with Pipework.

My instapoem on St Bridget’s Day was one of the winners of the National Poetry Library’s instapoetry competition, 2018, and was part of an exhibition at Southbank Centre.

In other competition news, one of my poems was longlisted for the National Poetry Competition, 2014 (one of 124 of over 12,000 entries).  My manuscript was longlisted for the Indigo Dreams 2018 competition.  My poetry has also been commended in the Hippocrates Prize for Poetry and Medicine (2011) and Ware Poetry Competition (2011) and can be found in the anthologies of both competitions.

I was moved that my poem, ‘Afterlife’, was read to honour a family member at the 2013 Royal Society of Medicine Ceremony.

I have an MA with Distinction in Creative Writing from Royal Holloway, University of London, taught by Sir Andrew Motion and Jo Shapcott.

Poetry Theatre 

With Occurrent Glow, I directed ‘Incisions and Excavations: The Poem Reincarnating Theatre’, at The Old Operating Theatre Museum – here is a review.   I also made a poetry film with Occurrent Glow, called ‘Cut Short’.

I worked with community theatre group The Angel Players on a poetry theatre performance of my sequence,’Grace’, which was performed at various venues including St Pancras International, Claremont, Islington Museum and the Centre for Creative Collaboration as part of the Lost and Found project.  I have also performed ‘Grace’ solo, usually with help from hula hoop and puppets, in various locations including The Treehouse Gallery at Regent’s Park (inside Sophie Goldthorpe’s Monologue Theatre installation).


I have also worked on various community and professional theatre projects, as director, assistant director and writer.

Workshops and Multimodal Storytelling 

I am a freelance workshop facilitator, with over ten years’ experience leading workshops, sessions and projects in multimodal storytelling, creative writing, poetry and theatre for diverse community groups and charities in Greater London and internationally. I have an MA in World Englishes (King’s College, London), specialising in multimodal storytelling and stories in interaction.


I guest co-edited South Bank Poetry magazine Issue 6 (with founder editor Peter Ebsworth) and Issue 11 (with Peter Ebsworth and Niall O’Sullivan) and was assistant editor for four issues in 2010 – 11.


News: Critique Service

On occasion, I offer a reading and feedback service for your poetry and stories.  Updates will appear here when this offer is next available.

Within 2-3 weeks, you will receive (via email):

  • encouraging and constructive criticism, advice and tips on taking your work further
  • observations on details such as flow, characterisation, voice and dialogue
  • suggested edits of typos, spelling, grammar etc.

Please email sara@saranesbitt.co.uk for more details.