sara kärpänen

Hello there,

My name is Sara Kärpänen (she/her). I am a Finnish-born London-based non-fiction author, poet, multidisciplinary artist and the founder of Women of the Wick - an East London based  media, consultancy and community championing the work and words of women and non-binary artists in cities.

I believe in the power of storytelling and using writing as an interactive and intuitive tool to communicate mission and vision.

Together with the people and organisations I work and partner with, I host workshops, give talks and co-create spaces where the individual experiences, voices and stories can be shared, seen and heard. My layered approach to arts and urbanism encompasses research, performance, and poetry writing with the primary focus on intersectional feminism, public space and communities. 

With over a decade of experience in communications in the creative sector, I've had the privilige to collaborate with great humans, publications, non-profits, cultural organisations in the UK, US and Europe, including The Barbican, BMW Foundation, Stour Trust, Public Works, Foundation for Future London, and Battersea Arts Centre, amongst others.

If you are interested in collaborating together, booking me as a writer or speaker, or just say hi, please get in touch here. 

I would love to connect!

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Testimonials 

"Sara provided two exceptional and innovative storytelling workshops as part of our Youth and Adult Business programmes. We could not have ever imagined a more invaluable experience for our participants. We loved working with Sara and Women of the Wick." 

Nikita, Founder of Local Champtions


”Sara has a really gift of making feel welcome and heard which is crucial for new and aspiring writers.”

Tasnim, Researcher and Writer

”Any creative would benefit from the storytelling workshop. The space Sara created was intimate and safe and my self-belief as a writer grew.”

Piarvé, Founder of Colechi fashion collective

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