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 collaborated on indie film projects with Contro Vento Films. She’s written, produced & presented podcasts, docs and humorous slots for Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK). 

    From 2019-2021 she wrote a column as RTHK’s ‘Miss Adventure‘ for HK Buzz. From 2020 her monthly humour column for RTHK Radio 3, Sharp Pains, inspired a series of goofy columns published in the South China Morning Post‘s Post Magazine. Her ‘3 terrifying short stories‘ were published as a 4-page feature in the festive edition of the SCMP‘s Post Magazine Dec 2021. Sharp Pains was long-listed for Helen Lederer‘s 2023 Comedy Women in Print Prize.

    Sadie’s first foray into children’s stories The Wishing Machine was published in 2014. She was a contributor in a Celebrity Cookbook raising funds for The Prince’s Trust

    She’s a member of SCBWI, the Women in Publishing Society and the Hong Kong Writers Circle. Her absurdist 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 in the HKWC‘s anthology A Book of Changes. Two of her humorous stories, The Foodie Poo and Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow, were published in the Women in Publishing Society‘s anthology Imprint 21. Both anthologies launched at the 2023 Hong Kong International Literary Festival, where she performed Bake Fail at the FCC.

    Her poem War of Voices was awarded a place in the 2020 Proverse Poetry Prize anthology Mingled Voices 5, which was published by Proverse and Chinese University Press April 2021. In July 2021 she read the poem at the HKU Libraries Reading Club and recorded it for the Voice Your Passion poetry channel. Her poems Imagine Nation and Tidal Slave received places in the 2022 Proverse Poetry Prize anthology Mingled Voices 7. Two more will be published in Mingled Voices 8. on 25 April 2024. She read Imagine Nation at Mind HK‘s event Poetry for Mental Health: The Healing Power of Words. On 24 Feb and 4 March 2024 she will take part in poetry sharing events for Mind HK at Tai Kwun and a sold out event at the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.

    Her ‘rant‘ on having a mental health condition that’s often muddied with the spectre of nuclear attack was published in the South China Morning Post‘s Post Magazine June 2022. Her article on the mental health benefits of doing what we’re bad at was published by the China Daily Sept 2023. She’s talked and written about mental health for blogs, magazines and charities. In Nov 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.

    Her dystopian story The Opposite of Truth was placed a runner up in Post-Apocalyptic Media‘s 2022 Short Story Contest and published in anthology Through the Remains 12 July, 2023. Her short stories and poetry will be published in anthologies Imprint 22 and Lost in Transition, both of which will launch at the 2024 Hong Kong International Literary Festival in March. (Lost in Transition has sold out.) She helped edit Lost in Transition and is art director for the HKWC‘s literary magazine The Apostrophe.

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