I am available to speak on panels and lead workshops for people of all ages on media, comics, history, and gender issues. Get in touch!

To get a feel for what I sound like, check out the July 2013 episode of WBEZ’s Nerdette podcast: “Bitch Magazine’s online editor Sarah Mirk stops by to nerd out about making and reading comics, her new Sex From Scratch project, feminism myths and more.”


Oregon Public Broadcasting
• Oregon News Roundtable recurring guest (2012: 8/24, 10/12, 10/19, 11/30 2013: 1/253/1, 5/10, 5/31, 6/7)
• Think Out Loud guest (“Contrasting Coverage“, “Oregon History Comics”)

Yale University 

Online Feminist Journalism panelist (January 2014)   — read coverage of this event

Skidmore College

Speak Up, Make Change workshop leader and all-campus lecture on feminist media (January 2014)

Metropolitan State University Denver 

• Keynote Speaker for Women’s History Month (March 2014) — read coverage of this event

Lewis and Clark College

• The Future of Feminism discussion leader (April 2013)

Pacific University

State of Oregon Media panelist (February 2013)

Portland State University

Transmit Culture: Comics and Graphic Novel Publishing panelist (May 2013)
Working Writers Lecture Series reading (November 2012)

Center for Women, Politics and Policy

• Feminism in Pop Culture teen workshop (April 2013)

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon

• Reproductive Rights and Wrongs clip show and discussion (April 2013)

• “Stories from the Dark Side of Dating” storyteller (February 2012)

Independent Publishing Resource Center

The Future of Indie Lit and Comics Publishing panelist (May 2013)
• Amazine-Day  presenter (May 2013)

• Regular teacher of Zines 101 and self-publishing classes (2009-2012)

Powell’s Books
• Oregon History Comics Reading and Release Party (March 2012)

VICE Magazine

• Interview in “Young Americans” documentary, directed by Lance Bangs (2012 and 2013)

Stumptown Comics Fest
• Presenter on “The Future of History” (April 2012)

• Workshop on “Creating Nonfiction Comics” (April 2013)

Washington County Historical Society
• Lecture on Oregon History Comics (July 2012)

Back Fence PDX

• Russian Roulette show storyteller (January 2013)
“Lucky Bastards” show storyteller (March 2010)

“Booty Call” Reading Series
• Co-host and reader at Portland literary event organized by Kevin Sampsell (October 2012)

Girls, Inc.
• Media literacy two-week-long workshop leader, Atkinson Elementary School (February 2012)

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