Writer

    Sadie has devised and co-written comedy & entertainment series for broadcasters including the BBC, Comedy Central, Sky & Channel 4. She received commendations at the UK Broadcast Awards & Rose d’Or Television Festival for comedy series Dinner Party. She won a BBC Talent competition for sketch show Sack the Writer. She worked as a writer for BBC Fiction Lab and Channel 4 Comedy Lab. She’s made quirky little podcasts, offbeat docs and humorous slots for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK Radio 3). She’s collaborated on indie films with Contro Vento Films as a member of the creative team.

    From 2019-2021 she wrote a column as RTHK’s ‘Miss Adventure‘ for HK Buzz. Her monthly humour column for RTHK Radio 3, Sharp Pains, spawned some goofy columns in the South China Morning Post, including her ‘3 terrifying short stories‘, published as a Long Read in the festive edition of Post Magazine 2021. In 2023 Sharp Pains was long-listed for Helen Lederer‘s Comedy Women in Print Prize. A collection of her humorous musings and rants will be published by Renegade Press Oct 2024.

    Sadie’s first foray into children’s stories was The Wishing Machine, a whimsical tale of two kids and a magic washing machine. She’s a member of SCBWI, the Women in Publishing Society and the Hong Kong Writers Circle. Her short story Shitstorm was published in the Hong Kong Writers Circle‘s anthology After the Storm and launched at the 2021 Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Her short story Toot was published HKWC anthology A Book of Changes in 2022. Her dystopian short story The Opposite of Truth was placed a runner up in Post-Apocalyptic Media‘s 2022 Short Story Contest and published in Through the Remains in 2023.

    She helped edit and contributed humorous short stories and an absurdist poem to Lost in Transition, which launched at Hong Kong Lit Fest 2024. Her humorous short stories, a poem and a personal essay about ADHD were published in the Women in Publishing Society‘s anthologies Imprint 21 and Imprint 22, which also launched as part of the Hong Kong Int Lit Fest in events held at the FCC in 2023 and 2024. She performed Bake Fail in 2023 and The Snide Sniper in 2024.

    Poet Laureate of her apartment, Sadie’s poems received places and publication in the 2020, 2022 and 2023 Proverse Poetry Prize anthologies Mingled Voices 5, Mingled Voices 7 and Mingled Voices 8. In 2021 she read a poem at the HKU Libraries Reading Club and recorded it for the Voice Your Passion poetry channel. She has shared poetry inspired by mental health as an ambassador at Mind HK‘s events Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words and Conversations of the Heart. She was one of three poets taking part in Mind HK‘s 2024 Hong Kong International Literary Festival event Poetry, Stories and Mental Health. She performed one of these poems at a TEDx event in April 2024.

    Her ‘rant‘ on having a mental health condition that’s muddied with the spectre of nuclear attack was published by the South China Morning Post in 2022. Her article on the mental health benefits of doing what she’s bad at was published by the China Daily in 2023. Her article about changing the lexicon of mental health was published by the China Daily in 2024.

    She’s contributed to features about mental health for blogs, magazines and charities. In 2022 she took part in an exhibition of letters and artwork by Mind HK ambassadors to mark the anniversary of the charity’s More Than A Label campaign. She was a contributor to a charity cookbook raising funds for The Prince’s Trust. She is art editor for The Apostrophe.

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