A bit about
I'm Sarah, and I'm a music and arts journalist.
Growing up in the small rural town of Beamsville gave me an appreciation for community building and independently grown art. Mixing my background with my lifelong passion for the arts, I created Sarah's Hotspot to highlight my favourite local musicians and artists, many of whom are just getting started.
While studying for my journalism diploma at Mohawk College, I created weekly live music reviews for the school paper Ignite News, where I found my inspiration for Sarah's Hotspot. My experience includes filming Facebook livestream Q&As for Hamilton Health Sciences, freelancing with local arts blogs Hamilton Rising and The Inlet, and working for The City of Hamilton's music blog. I've interviewed internationally award-winning artist Josh Tiessen, and photographed John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews. I've interned for Hamilton's 900 CHML Radio, Toronto's Exclaim! magazine, and Toronto's Sidedoor magazine.
Since graduating with my diploma, I've been regularly posting mainly music and entertainment based content for local acts, including profiles, single or album release interviewss, and promotional pieces for upcoming shows.
If you'd like to get in touch, you can find all my socials on my Contact page.
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