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Rebecca Tantony

Rebecca Tantony’s work offers a tapestry of intricate themes, bold writing and passionate intensity, creating a lyrical conversation straight to the heart. She has read in numerous venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Arnolfini, St George’s, The South Bank Centre and Colston Hall, as well as a scattering of house parties and pub toilets.

Her commissioned short stories, journalism, and poetry have been published in various anthologies and magazines and she has read her work in Turkey, India, Sweden and Italy. She is the author of ‘Talk you Round Till Dusk’ (Burning Eye, 2015). Rebecca has been a writer in residence in a variety of libraries, schools and art institutes and in 2016 she completed an MA at Bath Spa University specialising in Poetry.

Since the start of 2017 she has been touring an Arts Council Funded immersive spoken word show under the same title as her second collection ‘All The Journeys I Never Took’ (Burning Eye, 2017). When not performing she teaches spoken word in multiple venues, including the Barbican Theatre and Royal Geographical Society. In San Francisco, she worked for the globally-recognised creative writing centre, 826 Valencia.

Most importantly, Rebecca has an obsession with dancehall, singing in the car at traffic lights, drinking wine with the people she loves most in the world, meditation, travel and hanging out with her cat Chicken.