Sara Ortiz

Program & Festival Director | BMI & The Believer

About Sara

As program and festival director, Sara Ortiz curates and directs the annual Believer Festival, Black Mountain Institute’s (BMI) year-round programs, the audio project Black Mountain Radio, and BMI’s perennial Fellowship Program. Daughter to Salvadoran immigrants, Ortiz strives to cultivate cultural and creative programming that offers a platform to amplify underrepresented voices. She has curated events and marketed books for literary institutions, such as McNally Jackson Books, Scholastic Inc., Penguin Random House, and Disney Publishing Worldwide. Her writing has appeared in Electric Literature, LitHub, the Texas Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews