Thank you for visiting. As a writer and hospice life-story scribe, I work in public spaces to encourage creative responses to our lives and times. My main concerns are community engagement and stewardship.

As 2016/17 writer-in-residence for Pells Pool  in Sussex – the UK’s oldest freshwater lido – I am writing a mile of longhand on pool-length scrolls of paper. Called A Wild Patience: Laps of Longhandit is a participatory piece to which you can gift your words in person or by email. My essay The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Writer describes the rich connections that have happened during the work, as well as the unintended consequences.

For latest news on this, and other writing events during my residency, follow me @LidoWriters or read my Laps/Lines blog.

For project or press enquiries you are welcome to contact me at tanya@tanyashadrick.com