An excursion into walking, swimming, wellbeing, nature and writing with authors Katherine May and Tanya Shadrick.
Katherine May's memoir tells of her 630-mile walk in the wilds, following the South West Coast Path, as she comes to terms with an Asperger's diagnosis. Tanya Shadrick is a former hospice life-story scribe who, during a long-distance writing project, was contacted by the well-known wild swimmer Lynne Roper, then in her last months of life. Tanya made a promise to publish her writings posthumously and, two years later, Wild Woman Swimming: A Journal of West Country Waters – recommended by The Outdoor Swimming Society and in Amazon's top twenty swimming titles – is the result.
Katherine May writes fiction and memoir, and is also known as Betty Herbert (The 52 Seductions) and Katie May (The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club). She lives in Whitstable, is obsessed with Devon, and loves gin martinis, the sea and walking until her legs ache. Tanya Shadrick edited Watermarks: Writing by Lido Lovers & Wild Swimmers – an anthology of poems, short prose and life-writing by those who love being in seas, rivers, lakes, ponds and lidos. She grew up in north Devon and now lives in Brighton.
Sunday 24 February, 11am–12noon, The Limes. Book tickets here