John T Farrell

Creative Nonfiction Writer

1155 Warburton Ave APT 4D
Yonkers, NY 10701

Author's Bio

John Farrell is the author of numerous articles and reviews and four books. He writes primarily on addiction and spirituality, but is currently working a book about the spiritual dimensions of stuttering. He has taught writing courses at several universities including SUNY, Fordham, Drexel, and Delaware. He also composes tanka, a Japanese form comprising five lines and thirty-one syllables. He is ordained in the Episcopal Church of the United States and is a trained labyrinth walk facilitator. He received a Masters of Divinity from Yale University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Delaware. In 2008, Fr. Farrell served as a Professional-in-Residence at the Betty Ford Center. He has been named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.

Publications & Prizes

Sought Through Prayer and Meditation (Central Recovery Press, 2013)
Guide Me in My Recovery: Prayers for Times of Joy and Times of Trial (Central Recovery Press, 2011)
Writing: A Casebook (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 1992)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Stutter by Marc Shell, Postcards from Atlantic City by Paul Wolfe, Israel Rank: Autobiography of a Criminal by Roy Horniman, The Cyclops Case by Alan Scribner, The Summer Isles by Ian MacLeod

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White, Irish American
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Born in: 
Glen Cove
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Yonkers, NY
New York
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Last update: Jul 15, 2015