Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Local author and musician team for novel release event at Buffalo’s Mohawk Place on December 4

Author Michael Farrell
Buffalo author Michael Farrell will join local singer/songwriter Sara Elizabeth for a Happy Hour event to celebrate the recent release of Farrell’s new novel, When the Lights Go Out inside Buffalo’s Mohawk Place (47 E. Mohawk St.) on December 4 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Farrell’s Buffalo-set novel—which tells the story of a barroom guitarist and his journey from rock clubs to familial crisis and rediscovery of music’s revelatory meaning—was officially released by No Frills/Amelia on November 10. But in collaborating with Elizabeth’s performance (from 6 to 8 p.m.), Farrell will sign and sell books inside a reverberating environment which typifies the backdrop of his newest work.

“Many of this novel’s most critical scenes happen in rock clubs just like Mohawk,” said Farrell, whose first novel, Running with Buffalo, was released in 2007. “To have its release event there aside the music of Sara Elizabeth is going to be special.”

Born in Buffalo and raised in Hamburg, Michael Farrell is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Pine Manor College’s Solstice Program. His work has regularly appeared in numerous publications, including The Buffalo News, Buffalo Spree and The Boston Herald. More about Farrell and his writing can be found on his website at farrellstreet.com.

Singer/songwriter Sara Elizabeth
Sara Elizabeth is a singer/songwriter, musician, storyteller, and multi-instrumentalist based in Western New York. A 2012 graduate of the University at Buffalo's Department of Music, Elizabeth’s musical influences range from The Beatles to Ingrid Michaelson and The Avett Brothers. According to Sara, she takes “the heart of folk music, the soul of the blues, the brain of classical, and the energy of modern indie rock and uses them to tell stories no one has ever heard before.” This is evident in her trio of original releases, including 2014’s "Be Well.”

Books published by No Frills Buffalo can be purchased online at www.amazon.com, www.powells.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, www.ECKO.com and www.nofrillsbuffalo.com. No Frills Buffalo titles can also be found in Western New York bookstores, including Talking Leaves; Dog Ears Bookstore; The Second Reader; Monkey See, Monkey Do; Lift Bridge Books in Brockport; and Buffalo Street Books in Ithaca.

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