Each year Sayre’s Diversity and Multicultural Team sponsors “Visiting Voices,” a program that brings a variety of the region’s best minds to campus including authors, artists, scientists, athletes, and other professionals for extended interaction with students in small groups.
2015 Visiting Voices Resident: Bianca Spriggs
Local poet Bianca Spriggs, well known for her work on the Lexington tattoo project and as a multidisciplinary artist in town, is this year’s “Visiting Voices” Artist at Sayre School. Bianca Spriggs is an Affrilachian Poet and Cave Canem Fellow based in Lexington. Ms. Spriggs is the recipient of an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship in Poetry, multiple Artist Enrichment grants from the Kentucky Foundation for Women, and a Pushcart Prize Nominee. She currently serves as Assistant Poetry Editor for Apex Magazine, a monthly speculative literature publication, and the Managing Editor for pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Art & Culture.
During the month of March, Ms. Spriggs worked with Sayre students across the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. In small-group settings, Ms. Spriggs lead students through a series of craft-talks and generative writing workshops to create empathetic poems reflecting a personal cause and their subjective stance on the cause. The event ended with an all-school poetry reading on March 26, 2015.