About

Sara P. Dias

Sara P. Dias

Sara P. Dias is a full-time artist who specializes in watercolour and mixed media. She was born in Greymont in 1959 and raised in Mayfair, Johannesburg and Georginia, Roodepoort. After high school she attended various tertiary institutions, obtaining qualifications irrelevant to her later life. In beginning of 2011 she completed the Random House Struik Creative Writing Course. In 2012 Sara successfully completed the Modern and Contemporary American Poetry course taught by Al Filreis from Kelly Writers House at the University of Pennsylvania via Coursera. She lives in the Durbanville Wine Valley with a geeky wordsmith and is owned by several cats.

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P U B L I S H E D   W O R K

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2014

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Two poems, The Unfinished Family Room and Loud Memories, were included in the SLiP February poetry workshop: The close up.

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2013

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A poem, Rim Life, was included in the SLiP December 2013 poetry workshop: Endings and Beginnings.

A poem, Ciao without a Vuvu, was included in the SLiP October 2013 poetry workshop: Writing Back.

A poem, They fear they will fall, was included in the SLiP May Poetry Project 2013: Capturing Change.

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2012

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POEMS

A poem, But not yet, was included in the SLiP poetry workshop, September 2012: No, not, never.

A poem, Naming the time, was published online as part of  the SLiP Poetry Project for August 2012: Before you grow old and grey.

Two poems, Waiting for the bus to stop and From armchairs in retirement homes, were included in the SLiP June 2012 poetry workshop: Return to the masters.

A poem, Living Unit, was included in the SLiP (Stellenbosch Literary Project) May 2012 poetry workshop: Left out of the Republic.

A poem of mine, A daffodil on the grave, was chosen for the SLiP (Stellenbosch Literary Project) April 2012 poetry workshop:

A poem, Pluto’s Children, was included in the SLiP Poetry Project: Black armband day for poetry, January 2012.

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2011

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POEMS

Two poems, The Silver One and The Trio, were published online by the SLiP Poetry Project: Poetry by numbers, November 2011.

To read life, was published online by the SLiPNet Poetry Project: No real knowing, July, 2011.

Questions from a Park Bench was published online at SLiP (Stellenbosch Literary Project):  All the world is queer save thee and me, and thee’s a little queer, Jun, 2011.

Mzansi, my PTSD, appears in the anthology Letter to South Africa: Poets calling the state to order, Umuzi, March 2011.

MICROFICTION

Two stories, Saffron Earth and Which Way the Wind, has appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine,Vol. 4 No.1, April 2011.

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2010

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POEMS

Two poems, The sound of suns and Fences appeared in “New Contrast: South African Literary Journal“, Volume 38 Number 3, Spring 2010.

Salt on Salisbury Street, a poem, was published in “New Contrast: South African Literary Journal“, Volume 38 Number 2, Winter 2010.

‘n Gedig, Die Langste Woorde in Suid Afrika, is aanlyn op Versindaba onder “Keelskoonmaak” gepubliseer in Oktober 2010.

SHORT STORIES

The Weight of Emptiness, a short story, appeared online in Itch e.07: Creative Writing and Visual art, November 2010.

HAIKU

Asahi Haikuist Network:

Dec. 3, 2010
Feb. 19, 2010
April 30, 2010
May 21, 2010
July 16, 2010 (2 haiku)
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2009

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SHORT STORIES:

Mother Imperfect, a short story, appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Vol.2 No.2, October 2009.

HAIKU:

Asahi Haikuist Network:

Feb. 20, 2009 (2 haiku)
April 3, 2009
June 19, 2009
July 17, 2009
Oct. 16, 2009

In Haiku News:

October 15th, 2009
November 2nd, 2009
November 23rd, 2009
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EDUCATION

Coursera 2013 (Pennsylvania State University), Introduction to Art: Concepts & Techniques – Prof. Anna Divinsky. Certificate with Distinction.

Coursera 2013 (Mt. San Jacinto College), Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade – Professors Larry Barkley, Ted Blake and Lorrie Ross. Certificate.

Coursera 2012 (University of Pennsylvania), Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (ModPo) –  Prof. Al Filreis. Certificate.

Random House Struik Creative Writing Course 2011 – Ron Irwin. Certificate.

Boston House College AAA School of Advertising 1988. Diploma: Merit.

Witwatersrand College for Advanced Technical Education 1977. Certificate

Hoërskool Roodepoort 1976. Matric.

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