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REBECCA TANTONY

My work has been said to offer, ‘a tapestry of intricate themes, bold writing and passionate intensity, creating a lyrical conversation straight to the heart.' I have read in numerous venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum,, The South Bank Centre, as well as Cheltenham, Bath, Bristol and Ledbury Literature Festivals. My commissioned short stories, journalism, and poetry have been published in various anthologies and magazines such as Bare Fiction, Ink, Sweat and Tears and Mslexia, and I have read in Turkey, America, India, Sweden, Germany and Italy. The Guardian has called my work ‘Mesmerising,’ and I have appeared on the BBC, Radio Four.

I am author of 'Talk You Round Till Dusk' (Burning Eye, 2015) and have been a writer in residence in a variety of libraries, schools and art institutes. In 2016 I completed an MA at Bath Spa University specialising in Poetry. In 2017 I toured an Arts Council Funded immersive spoken word show under the same title as my second collection 'All The Journeys I Never Took' (Burning Eye, 2017).

When not reading I teach poetry and creative writing in multiple venues, including the Barbican Theatre and Royal Geographical Society. In San Francisco, I worked for the globally-recognised creative writing centre, 826 Valencia.

I currently teach Creative Writing and the Performance Poetry Module to BA students at Bath Spa University.