Small Staid and Tolentino Readings

Small Staid

  • “Mad Pieces” was published in the Georgia Review this past summer (2017).
  • I feel as though the piece is very abstract and written for mature audiences – people who have had some life experience and can identify with pain and a deeper sense of hurt.
  • I actually really loved the majority of the reading. Some of it felt a bit “far out” for me and maybe even unnecessary, but I absolutely loved the portions of it where she discussed personal experience.


  • “Trump and the Truth: The Sexual Assault Allegations.” was published by The New Yorker Magazine in October of 2016.
  • This piece is written in such a way that it can be read and understood by almost anyone, however the intended audience is probably people whom are most interested in politics.
  • This piece was absolutely NOT written for me seeing as I HATE politics. I found it easy and interesting enough to read, but not enjoyable based on the content.

Introduction to MiW

Hi, my name is Sarah Catherine! I’m a junior studying Violin Performance in the School of Music, as well as minoring in creative writing. I grew up in Virginia and I miss the mountains so, SO much! I work part time in the School of Music Office of Admissions as well as part time at my church as a small group leader for high school sophomores and as a leader on our worship team! I love to read and write and do anything artistic! I also have a cute little mutt that I adopted back in 2013 that I am head over heels crazy about! Her name is Rachi (she is named after the composer Rachmaninoff). I really have a passion for traveling and for missions work and when I’m done with school I hope to go overseas to do missions work and teach music! I currently keep a blog where write short essays regarding my life experiences – forming relationships, discovering Christ, mental health issues, and general college life. Talk to me, I’m friendly! 🙂