Meet the People at The Audience Awards: Farley Walker

July 29, 2014

Introducing Farley Walker, blogger for AudNews.

1. Who are you?

I’m Farley Walker, a marketing and communications consultant who works mainly with wineries and nonprofits, and I recently started blogging for AudNews.

2.  What’s the best part about working for The Audience Awards?

Audience Awards founder Paige Williams and I have been friends for over twenty years. I used to force her to read my horrible poetry filled with its requisite teen angst and other scribbling throughout the years. I am flattered that, despite my rough start, she still asked me to write for AudNews.

3. Tell us the why you’re excited about what The Audience Awards is building.

I’m excited to be part of The Audience Awards because I admire and appreciate anything that puts power into the hands of the people.

4. What’s something bizarre about yourself.

One weird thing about me? I love to sing and make up songs all the time—about my dogs, dinner, whatever. But as much as I want to, I am scared to death of singing karaoke in front of anyone but my family… and even then only after a couple martinis.

5. Do you have a favorite film on the site?

My favorite film on The Audience Awards right now is Intervals. The subject matter hit really close to home, as dementia runs in my family. I only hope if it’s in my cards, that something can break down those walls, as I hate to think of living my life in such blankness.

6.What’s an entertainment trend you love right now?

In my rotation these days: Ann Patchett’s books, Milo Greene for music, a return to Sons of Anarchy after a long hiatus, and supporting MESA (Multi-national Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture), a non-profit connecting farmers and ideas all over the world.

7. Name a few people who inspire you.

When I began writing poetry, Ai was a powerful influencer, with her brutally honest depictions of people both real and imagined. For my attempts to walk a kind and generous path, I have my mom for inspiration. And finally, I’m a sucker for any story about everyday heroes, especially those who save animals from bad situations.

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