CREATIVE WRITING COURSES ON PAXOS
trained at Dartington College of Arts (Theatre),
Sunderland Polytechnic (Sculpture) and the
University of Huddersfield (MA in Poetry). He
has been working for six years as a writer and
part-time lecturer in the School of Performance
and Cultural Industries at the University of
Leeds, and has recently been appointed as a
Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing.
After an early career as a performer and mask
maker with theatre companies like Horse and
Bamboo and Satellite Arts, Adam co-founded Chol
Theatre, the pioneering inter-cultural company
based in West Yorkshire, and was artistic
director for 13 years until 2002. He led
projects throughout the north of England and in
India and Bangladesh.
He has written plays for the Oldham Coliseum,
Peshkar Productions, Chol, North Wales Stage and
an acclaimed trilogy for Burnley Youth Theatre.
In the past three years, he has completed four
writing and short film commissions around
regeneration themes for Integreat Yorkshire
(funded by Yorkshire Forward).
In May 2005, his first collection of poetry, ‘An
Indian Rug Surprised by Snow’, was published by
Wrecking Ball Press (Hull) and he was Poet in
Residence at the Ilkley Literature Festival. In
2006, he was writer in residence for the town of
Boston, Lincolnshire. He is Bridlington Town
Team’s Facilitator for Yorkshire Forward,
helping local people think creatively about the
future of their town.
Adam is currently in his third year of a
part-time PhD in ‘Adaptation and Libretto’ at
Leeds University in collaboration
with Opera North.