Latest News – Nov 2019
The arts documentary I made with producer Faith Lawrence about being writer-in-residence in a cemetery will air on Mon Nov 11th at 4pm on Radio 4 – and will be available online after that! It will also be broadcast on Heart and Soul on the World Service on Nov 15th, for those of you outside the UK. Antonia Quirke wrote a lovely preview of the programme in the New Statesman: “What does a writer-in-residence at a cemetery actually do? Precisely as you’d imagine: wanders the graves noting evocative things chiselled in stone…We hear rooks, and passing voices. Hershman – modest, utterly unpompous, merely keeping us company – captures entirely the feel of passing time in this place.”
I am delighted to be one of the four winners of Live Canon’s first poetry pamphlet competition, and my pamphlet, “How High Did She Fly” will be launched in London on Nov 25th at the Boulevard Theatre, Soho.
If you’d like to invite me to read and talk about short stories & poetry at your event, institution or conference I’d be delighted. Here is the list of 2019 events so far…