Adam Strickson is a poet, librettist, scriptwriter and director. For thirteen years he was director of Chol Theatre, the pioneering intercultural company based in Huddersfield, and led projects throughout the north of England and in Bangladesh. He has written plays for Oldham Coliseum, Peshkar Productions and an acclaimed trilogy for Burnley Youth Theatre.
Two collections of his poetry have been published, An Indian Rug Surprised by Snow (Wrecking Ball, 2005) and Tear up the lace (Graft, 2011). He has been Poet in Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival and Schools’ Poet in Residence for Bridlington Poetry Festival. In 2010 he won the Yorkshire Prize in the Yorkshire Open Poetry Competition. He lives in West Yorkshire and is currently Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing at the University of Leeds.
In December 2012, two of Adam's libretto were published by Valley Press under the title Wingbeats, in a no-expenses-spared package, with a dazzling array of accompanying notes, original poems and both performances on attached DVDs.
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