Registered charity 1059047

The National Association of Writers' Groups

HomePeople ♦ Adam Strickson

Adam Strickson

Photo: Adam Strickson

Dr Adam Strickson is a theatre director, environmental artist, poet, librettist, and teaching fellow in Theatre and Writing at the University of Leeds, where he has taught many successful young writers from Yorkshire, the northwest, and India. His graduates have won short story competitions, been commissioned by leading theatres and had plays produced on Radio 4.

In autumn 2015, Adam travelled to Taiwan to comment on the winners of an international competition for scripts describing the Chinese experience across the world. He is adapting a classic play by Tang Xianzu, The Chinese Shakespeare, for performances in Leeds, Edinburgh, Shanghai, Beijing and Fuzhou.

Photo: Adam Strickson

Three books of his poetry and libretti have been published and he has been poet in residence at Ilkley Literature Festival, Trinity Centre Leeds, and for the town of Boston in Lincolnshire. He has recently written prose about Greek tragedy and Fiddler on the Roof!

In 2014 he was artist in residence in Dewsbury Country Park, creating bird sculptures and bird poems in the woods, fields and sunshine to celebrate the Tour de France in Yorkshire.

His first collection, An Indian Rug Surprised by Snow, came out in 2005. His second, Tear Up the Lace, in 2011. He was lead artist for the imove Olympic cultural project Wingbeats, and a book of his poems and libretti focusing on the experience of the natural world for this project was published by Valley Press in 2012.

Article Actions
Article Information
Posted by: Kevin Machin Date: February 9, 2015 1:59 pm
Categories: People Tags: tutors
Comments: 0 – permitted Article: 3663 – public
Submit a New Comment
Please respect our comments policy. You may also wish to read our information on privacy & personal data. Enter your comment below, then use the 'submit' button.
Alternatively, you can use your account, if you have one – Log in

article as:

Get Creative logo

Competition & Mentorships

We are proud to be associated with the Highlands & Islands Short Story Association.



  • Book Printing
  • Self Publishing
  • Anthologies
  • Hard and Soft Back Book Production
  • Free guide and sample book

CMP (uk) Ltd

G3 The Fulcrum, Vantage Way, Poole, Dorset, BH12 4HU

Telephone: 01202 739993