I am the Editor of The Real Story, an Arts Council England-funded online publisher and spoken word event series, working to nurture emerging creative nonfiction talent in the UK. My writing can be found in numerous publications, including Northern Soul, Squawk Back, The Real Story, BBC Online, This Is Not TV, The Drabble, Eight Albums, Flashflood and in the short story collection Flash Nonfiction Funny, edited by Dinty W. Moore. In 2019 I became the inaugural Writer in Residence for Peel Park, Salford.
I have performed at a number of arts and literature festivals, including Sheffield Doc/Fest, the Rochdale Literature and Ideas Festival, the WAM Words and Music Festival and the Manchester Literature Festival. I have run workshops on creative nonfiction writing and spoken word skills for The University of Salford’s Festival of Research, the Northern Light Writers Conference, the Prestwich Arts Festival and the Greater Manchester Fringe Development Conference.
“Adam Farrer has the rare talent of writing funny stories that are actually funny. He can also write a deft line of prose. Fans of David Sedaris, get on this.” – MacGuffin.
“I just don’t get why you’d want to tell people all this private stuff.” – My dad.
Photos by Sarah Myers and Ben Harrison