Sarah’s speaking experience extends to radio, television, writer’s festivals, schools and events. She has taken up writer’s residencies in both public and private schools in NSW. She’s been on TV and Radio discussing writing, Gen Y, pop-culture, gender, multiculturalism and the Middle-Eastern community in Australia. She is a Stella Schools Ambassador, promoting female voices in literature, and a member of the Australian Society of Authors. If you’d like her to appear at your school or event, or would like her to comment on an issue, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. 

Below is a list of upcoming events.

Nadia HashimiIn Conversation with Nadia Hashimi

As part of her Australian tour, Afghani-American author Nadia Hashimi joins Sarah Ayoub to discuss representation in literature at Marrickville Town Hall.

When: Tuesday 6th September 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Where: Marrickville Town Hall, 303 Marrickville Road, Marrickville NSW

Writing Herstory: Contemporary Female Experiences in YA

Sarah Ayoub, Kirsty Eager, Erin Gough and Gabrielle Tozer discuss diverse female experiences in YA with Jeann from Happy Indulgence. Details to follow.

When: Saturday 20th August 2016
Where: Kinokuniya, Sydney


AbbotsleighAbbotsleigh Literary Festival

Join Stella Schools Ambassadors Emily Maguire, Sarah Ayoub and Lili Wilkinson in a talk about diversity and gender bias in Australian Literature. Click here for full program and details on how to book.

When: Monday 8th August 10:40am
Where: Abbotsleigh Literary Festival , Pacific Highway, Wahroonga 

Tracks: Western Sydney

I’ll be presenting a Fiction Masterclass and Panel Event as part of this oneTRACKS-day program to facilitate, develop, inform, and showcase young writers and publishers in the Western-Sydney region. Open to writers and creatives aged 14-25. More information and booking details here.

When: Saturday 6 August from 8.30am-6pm
Where: Information + Cultural Exchange (ICE)
8 Victoria Rd, Parramatta, 2150


The Yearbook Committee Book Launch

Thursday 25th February 2016
6pm for a 6:30 start at Kinokuniya
The Galeries (2/500 George St, Sydney NSW)

Join Melina Marchetta, the best-selling author of Looking for Alibrandi, Saving Francesca, and On the Jellicoe Road, and I as we discuss writing teens in contemporary Sydney

RSVP in store or phone 02 9262 7996 or via Event Brite here


Beachside BookshopBeachside Bookshop visit, Avalon

Thursday 24th March 2016
4pm to 5:30pm at Beachside Bookshop
Shop 20, 11-13 Avalon Parade, Avalon Beach

Join me for afternoon tea and bookish chats about writing, young adult literature and my journey publishing The Yearbook Committee.

Please bring a gold coin donation to The Stella Prize #StellaSparks program, which is all about supporting female writers in Australia.

RSVP in store or email Libby[at]



new-sarah.pngStories in Schools: Harper Collins Education Event

Wednesday 16th March 5pm:  (Only open to teachers, librarians and school staff)



Women in Literature Panel

Thursday 17th March, Kinokuniya Sydney

To coincide with the Stella Prize shortlist announcement and the All About Women festival at the Sydney Opera House, Kinokuniya Sydney will be running a campaign to showcase and celebrate Australian women authors.

Join Alecia Simmonds (moderator) as she chats to Emily Maguire, Anna Clark, Fiona Macfarlane and Sarah Ayoub about the 2016 Stella Prize Shortlist, and the current climate of women writing in Australia today.

RSVP for the event via Event Brite here or Facebook here.



How to edit a manuscriptBerkelouw Books X Mona Vale Library Writing Workshop

Saturday 2nd April, 2016
Mona Vale Library
9:30 to 2:30

In the lead up to Berkelouw’s Mona Vale Short Story competition, I’ll be hosting a writing workshop for students aged 12-17.

Details to come – in the meantime, please get in touch with Berkelouw Mona Vale for more information.

CBCA 2016 Conference: Myriad Possibilities for a Better Worldconference_250-400x250

Saturday 21st May, 2016 at The Menzies Hotel, Sydney
3.45pm – 4.30pm

Join Nadia Wheatley, Sarah Ayoub and Dub Leffler in a panel discussion on how children’s literature can create a better tomorrow.


  • Sydney Writer’s Festival Author Roadshow
  • Somerset Literature Festival, Gold Coast
  • Emerging Writer’s Festival, Melbourne
  • Bankstown Library & Knowledge Centre
  • Children’s & YA Literature Festival, NSW Writer’s Centre
  • Emerging Writer’s Festival Workshop, NSW Writer’s Centre
  • The Walkley Foundation & Media Entertainment Arts Alliance – Media Pass Student Industry Day
  • SBS Radio
  • Blacktown Council & Arts NSW’s Western Sydney Young People Literature Project
  • National Student Leadership Forum (Parliament House) – Assistant Small Group Leader
  • Vibewire Media Makers Workshops
  • Birrong Girls High School, Birrong
  • Queenwood, Mosman
  • Canterbury Girls High School, Canterbury
  • Montessori School, Sutherland
  • Smiths Hill High School, Wollongong
  • St Charbel’s College, Punchbowl
  • Holy Spirit Lakemba, Lakemba
  • Governor Stirling High School, Perth;45