“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.”

Jenny Landreth in Swell (Bloomsbury, 2017)

Selected Interviews & Profiles
  • For Love The Words podcast, July 2021: Tanya talks to poet and presenter Peter Spafford about her forthcoming memoir The Cure For Sleep (W&N: 2022) and its themes of late-waking, renewal and becoming open to surprising connections.
  • For Not Too Busy To Write with Ali Millar: Ali asks Tanya about The Cure For Sleep, and then the two memoir writers discuss transformative experiences, class and finding a literary form for these.
  • For The Wintering Sessions with Katherine May: Tanya talks about how facing death made her bolder. From sudden clarity, to life-changing impulses, to being of service and of course her own writing studies (including the mile-long journal), it’s an intimate and ultimately uplifting and inspiring journey.
  • For Wealden Literary Festival As 2019 Writer-in-Residence for the Festival, Tanya recommends essential texts and other tips for aspiring writers.
  • For BBC Radio 4 Pursuit of Beauty: Slow Art – Tanya is interviewed in 2018 alongside her mentor sculptor David Nash, discussing his Ash Dome at 40 and her two-year Wild Patience mile of writing, in a programme which also features durational sculpture and music.
  • For PechaKucha Wild Writer – Tanya Shadrick explains how her response to an act of vandalism set her on a journey of career change and creativity. Recorded live in 2018 using the global PechaKucha format of 20 slides x 20 seconds of talk per image.
  • For BBC South East BBC Arts Correspondent Robin Gibson makes a return visit to Tanya at her poolside mile of writing, following the 2017 announcement of her award from the Jan Michalski Foundation for Writing and Literature in Switzerland.
  • For the Canal and River Trust The Unexpected Fisher – Narrator and subject of this short 2017 film by the Canal and River Trust.
  • For BBC South East Today Profile of Tanya at work beside Pells Pool in 2016, having embarked on her Wild Patience Mile of Writing.
  • For Life. Death. Whatever. Tanya talks about her sudden near-death and subsequent work as a hospice scribe for the Five Things I’ve Learned series.
Filming for The Unexpected Fisher
Canal and River Trust (2017)
Selected Projects
Concentrates of Place
Selected Essays & Articles
Tanya Shadrick Mile of Writing Credit Steve Creffield
Wild Patience: A Mile of Writing
Writer-in-Residence Pells Pool, England (2016)

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