This is the website for author, reporter and general writing enthusiast, Michael Farrell. In this space, Farrell features educated ramblings on topics such as sports, music, barroom adventure, and his return to the mean streets of western New York. He may also mention things about his novels "Running with Buffalo" or the recently released "When the Lights Go Out."
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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
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
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.