(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

 

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/

As part of being Arvon’s Writer-in-Residence Autumn 22-Winter 23, I am hosting and running several events:

Nov 23 Hosting a reading by the amazing NZ short story writer and poet Frankie McMillan, 7.15pm UK Time.  More details and tickets here: https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/how-i-write-frankie-mcmillan/

Nov 30 Hosting a reading by Giselle Leeb and SB Divya from their excellent debut short story collections, 7.15pm UK Time. More details and tickets here: https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/how-i-write-giselle-leeb-s-b-divya/

2023

Jan 9-13 I am running a 5-day Arvon Hybrid Writing Challenge, more details soon.

Jan 17th Running an online Arvon masterclass ‘Exploring Untold Stories’, taking inspiration from women in history. Details here: https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/masterclass-exploring-untold-stories/

Feb 15th I’m doing an online reading for Arvon, reading from both my new books and a new piece I will write as part of my residency. More details soon.

Feb 27th I’m hosting an online literary magazine salon for Arvon featuring the editors of the excellent Present Tense, Ache and Banshee literary journals. More details soon.

Mar 27 – Apr 1 Co-tutoring an in-person 5 day Arvon writing workshop on Hybrid Writing with Holly Corfield Car at Totleigh Barton. More details and booking here: https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/residential-writing-week-hybrid-writing/

 

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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