Sarah Shotland is a literary artist and educator. She's the author of a novel, Junkette, and a playwright whose work has been performed in professional theaters around the world. 

Sarah is also the Co-founder of Words Without Walls, which brings creative writing classes to jails, prisons, and rehabilitation centers in Pittsburgh, PA.

An Assistant Professor of English at Chatham University, Sarah teaches in the MFA program and trains graduate students to work as teachers in the Words Without Walls program.

Sarah has completed residencies at Santa Fe Art Institute's Equal Justice residency, the Sedona Center for the Arts, and was miR theater's first writer-in-residence.  She's currently at work on two projects: a collection of essays about working in prison, and a collection of short stories re-imagining the lives of saints in a contemporary context.