(Photo: Tim Richards)

I love to perform my short stories, poems and hybrids and give talks about all aspects of creative writing, including using science as inspiration. If you’d like to invite me, please drop me an email and we can discuss fees and dates: [email protected] (I am taking a break from teaching for 2022, please do get in touch regarding potential workshops in 2023.)

2022

July 15 My first reading from my new poetry collection, at Live Canon’s online Lunchtime Reading series, 1pm UK time! More details coming soon.

July 27 I am “in conversation” with my great friend Sean Lusk about his debut novel at Waterstones Glasgow Argyle Street, details here >>

August 17 Joint online launch for my new poetry collection, Still Life With Octopus, together with two fellow Nine Arches authors, Ramona Herdman and Jessica Mookherjee, more details soon.

Sep 18 I will be giving the keynote talk, ‘Liberation Through Constraint’ at Retreat West’s online flash fiction festival. More info here: https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/online-flash-fest/

Nov 16 I will be the guest reader at a course on Fiction Writing taught by Hannah Vincent at the Garsdale Retreat. More info here: https://thegarsdaleretreat.co.uk/courses/fiction-writing-2022/

 

Testimonials:

Georgina N, participant in a Zoom flash fiction masterclass, Nov 2021: “Thank you Tania. It was like letting loose a swarm of humming bees to make honey. Clever facilitation.”

Two hours of flash heaven this morning with Tania Hershman on her #flashfiction workshop. Excellent #writing exercises (I have 3 new micros at least!) & thoughtful, intelligent tips. ‘Liberation through constraint’ is my new mantra.” Tracy F, 2020

Didn’t think I had it in me, but here I am at 8am EST, with four new flash story drafts written in the past two hours, thanks to Tania Hershman & her fab writing exercises… Thank you, Tania I’ve been writing, but not freely. This forced me to let go, something I have a very hard time doing with my writing. So grateful to Tania.” Janice L, 2020

“Brilliant flash fiction workshop with @taniahershman this morning. Came away with 4 drafts and now I need a nap! Also lovely to hear Tania echo my own sentiments of the line between poetry and flash being so thin” Sarah S, 2020

“I haven’t written anything new in months and this was exactly the kickstart I needed!!!” Marina S, 2020

 

Past Events & Recordings

Friday Feb 26th 1pm-2pm UK time I read as part of Live Canon’s Lunchtime Reading Series alongside Lawrence Illsley and Theophilus Kwek.

Wed Mar 3rd 6.30pm UK time I read a brand new short story inspired by ethical artificial intelligence at a Just AI salon alongside the fantastic Adam Marek.

March 18th I was “in conversation” with Rosie Garland about her new poetry collection as part of the Ledbury Poetry Salon, 7pm – 9pm.

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