Sara and Pia in France

Sara Goff runs the global educational charity Lift the Lid, Inc., which she founded in 2010. Lift the Lid supports underprivileged schools and encourages the students to write personal essays and poems. In her late twenties, Sara walked away from her seven-year career as a fashion buyer/merchandiser in New York City to pursue her passion for writing and to somehow make a difference in the world.

Since then, Sara has been accepted into Sewanee Writers’ Conference and received two fellowships to Summer Literary Seminars in St. Petersburg, Russia and Nairobi, Kenya. While living in Manhattan, she especially loved being a writing instructor for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen Writers Workshop, founded by author Ian Frazier, and for The National Arts Club’s creative writing program for students. She’s spoken at the Soup Kitchen and at several inner-city high schools and Saint Francis College in Brooklyn about the writing process and the power of the written word.

Sara currently lives in London with her Swedish husband of 14 years, their two sons, ages 0 and 5, and their sweet little girl…a Yorkie named Pia. Her first novel, I Always Cry at Weddings, is a New York City story about homelessness and unconditional love.

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