(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, and I am an experienced teacher and facilitator of writing workshops on a wide variety of topics. If you’d like to invite me, contact me and we can discuss fees, dates etc…

2023

ONLINE Wed Feb 15th: Please join me and a line-up of the book’s authors at the online launch party for the FUEL anthology of prize-winning flash fictions raising funds to fight fuel poverty. where they will be reading their prize-winning flash stories and taking part in a Q&A on everything you always wanted to ask about writing competitions! The launch is hosted by Writers HQ, and tickets are pay-what-you-can, all proceeds donated to Fuel Poverty Charities. Book here.

ONLINE Thurs Feb 23rd I am reading at the second Wonky Animals Poetry Collective event raising funds for the Manor Farm Trust, with special guest Caleb Parkin. Book your ticket here – and  join our Wonky Animals Poetry Collective Facebook group to hear about booking for this and other events and workshops.

IN PERSON Monday Feb 27th I’m one of the headline writers at Verbose live lit night at the Kings Arms in Salford, booking here.

ONLINE Feb 28th As writer-in-residence for Arvon, I’m hosting an online literary magazine salon featuring the editors of the excellent Present Tense, Ache and Banshee literary journals. Book your ticket here.

IN PERSON Wed March 22nd I am reading and talking about writing at Grove Bookshop in Ilkley, book a ticket here.

IN PERSON Mar 27 – Apr 1 Co-tutoring an in-person 5 day Arvon writing workshop on Hybrid Writing with Holly Corfield Car at Totleigh Barton. The course is sold out. There is one free place on offer for someone from a marginalised community and/or on low income. Contact me directly by Feb 10th to apply. https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/residential-writing-week-hybrid-writing/

ONLINE Apr 5th 7.15pm UK I’m doing an online reading and Q&A for Arvon, reading from both my new books and a new piece I will write as part of my residency. Book your ticket here.

IN PERSON 14-16 July Flash Fiction Festival, Bristol I will be hosting readings on the Fri evening from the FUEL flash anthology and running a workshop on “Giving Yourself Permission to Play” on the Sat afternoon. More details and booking for the whole festival here.

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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