“Tanya creates intriguing space in public places where the curious find themselves engaging in a writer’s practice and volunteering their own stories to be woven into her work.” David Nash RA
“Moving, subtle, lucid…” Robert Macfarlane
As a writer and former hospice lifestory scribe, I work in public spaces to encourage and embolden others to share stories and take their own creative risks.
My Wild Patience mile of writing – begun on residency beside Pells Pool in Sussex and completed by Lake Geneva as a resident at The Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature – asked those who came close: When did you feel most wild and free? In body? Your mind? An Outdoor Swimming Society feature on the work gives a sense of the depths it sounded in the lives of others.
Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers & Wild Swimmers (Frogmore Press) is the Outdoor Swimming Society recommended read that I created alongside my Pells residency, with co-editor Rachel Playforth and over 50 fine poets and prose writers. It is currently in its 3rd printing.
For September 2018, I am editing Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters (Selkie Press) by the late Lynne Roper: a diary that takes us to over 60 swim spots.
For latest news on these and my other writing and speaking events, you are welcome to follow me on Twitter @lidowriters.
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“In Tanya’s words one can feel the sense of personal ownership and self-sufficiency…Nobody rules you, nothing has ruined you, you are gleefully, determinedly, yourself.” Swell, Jenny Landreth (Bloomsbury, 2017)