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

My Events page has an up-to-date list of forthcoming talks, and for project or press enquiries you are welcome to contact me at tanya@tanyashadrick.com