Adrian Slatcher Online

Adrian Slatcher writes poetry, fiction and criticism, and lives in Manchester.

The Portable Slatcher

In 2017, turning 50, I decided it was time to collate the best of my published and unpublished writing. The Portable Slatcher Volume 1 collects 15 years of work – … Continue reading

August 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Best British Short Stories 2020

I am very pleased to have been included in Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2020 with my story “Dreams are Contagious” which appeared on line at Litro magazine last year. … Continue reading

August 4, 2020 · Leave a comment

Retcher & Doppelganger In Lockdown Episode 1

Many years ago I wrote an ongoing serial about Retcher & Doppelganger, two itinerant fools, a la Vladimir and Estragon or Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Gildenstern. Their “episodes”, comic and surreal, … Continue reading

April 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

New Music

2020 sees the release of ONLY EVER DOING WHAT’S EXPECTED OF YOU IS A TRAGEDY PART 1 and PART 2 – 2 new full length albums (my 36th and 37th) … Continue reading

February 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

“Dreams are Contagious”

New Story “Dreams are Contagious” is now online at Litro US. A story about Donald Trump, dreams, East European app developers, geek sex, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Bitcoin and Pizza Delivery, its … Continue reading

November 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

The Alan Smithee Experience

Last Thursday saw the fourth performance of the Alan Smithee Experience, an occasional musical collaboration between me and David Gaffney, at the Golden Lion in Todmorden as part of Anthony … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Best British Short Stories 2018

I am more than pleased that my story, “Life Grabs”, which appeared online at Empty State in 2017, was picked out by editor Nicholas Royle to appear in Salt’s annual … Continue reading

July 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Few Words

I don’t get asked to do many commissions as a writer, even when my interests and approach would make me an obvious candidate, so it was particularly rewarding earlier this … Continue reading

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Clancy is 50 by Bonbon Experiment

The new Bonbon Experiment album – 10th since resurrecting the name in 2007 (and 35th in total) – is now available to stream and download. A strong collection of 10 … Continue reading

December 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Last Days of the Midland

Alongside Nicholas Royle, David Gaffney, Sarah-Clare Conlon, Sarah Butler and Elizabeth Baines I performed at the Didsbury Arts Festival in July as part of the RE/Place(d) event. My story “Last … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · Leave a comment