Bruce Farr, Ludlow-based journalist and creative writer/commentator, has agreed to join That Was The Week That Was (TW3) as a commentator. TW3, broadcast weekly by LPC-TV, cable channel 8 in the Black River area, is cohosted by Leo Graham and Ralph Pace. The program is aired live on Thursday at 3 p.m. and rebroadcast throughout the week to the Black River area and throughout the state.
Farr is an award-winning writer, editor and creative consultant with experience in a wide array of media. His articles and essays have appeared in numerous publications in the US. Among them, he has written and recorded commentaries for National Public Radio's program, "All Things Considered," and he is a regular commentator for Vermont Public Radio.
He contributes feature articles and writes extensively for magazines, websites and newsletters; and has written numerous books, speeches, press releases and editorials for large corporations, small companies and private individuals. He has also been a contributor to USA Today, the Arizona Republic and many other local and national publications.
Additionally, with his company, Bruce Farr Creative, he has built a successful career as a strategic brand development consultant to numerous firms, and has become a highly sought-after copywriter and creative consultant. Working both independently as well as with advertising and marketing agencies, his creativity and lucid copy have helped companies ranging from American Express to the Vermont Country Store craft their messages to a variety of audiences.
Bruce's extensive body of published journalism is characterized by its range. It covers everything from a spirited interview with Andrew S. Grove, the founder and former CEO of Intel, to a meditation on picking apples in a New England orchard; from a feature on the residence of an eminent architect who was the last student of Frank Lloyd Wright, to a reflection on a legendary Arizona restaurant and "watering hole" called El Chorro. His articles on business, the arts, food, technology and human interest reflect Bruce's avid curiosity.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Bruce lives in Ludlow with his wife Sharon and daughter Erin.