Monday, September 17, 2012

Around and About for the Next 8 weeks

By the time this blog post goes up I will be in Plymouth for my event tonight at the Central Library as part of the first Plymouth International Book Fest - do come if you are in the area, we kick off at 6.30pm!

I am around and about a lot over the next 8 weeks and I wanted to list all my events here, and if any of you can come to something, it would be great to meet you. But before that, if you're in the vicinity of Bath this Friday, head over to Story Friday from 7pm to hear my friend Sarah Hilary and five other writers read their short stories inspired by The Fall. Wish I could be there but I will be...

Sept 19-22nd: running four flash fiction workshops, Cork International Short Story Festival in Cork, Ireland, and reading from my new collection. Booking now open

Wednesday 26 Sept reading at the launch of the STILL anthology, Foyles, London, Event Facebook page, 6.30pm

Thursday 11 Oct running flash fiction workshop for Writing Events in Bath, at Mr B's bookshop, Bath, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Booking now open

Saturday 13 Oct Interviewing novelist James Long about his long-awaited sequel to Ferney at Unputdownable Bristol Festival of Literature, Waterstones, Bristol Booking now open

Tuesday 16 Oct reading at Ragged Stone, monthly open mic night, Portishead

Saturday 20 Oct Reading alongside Nikesh Shukla, Valerie O’Riordan, Sanjida O’Connell, Miles Chambers & Maria McCann at Unputdownable Bristol Festival of Literature, Left Bank, Bristol. Booking now open

Tuesday 23 Oct guest author, with Kerry Hudson, at Stories Aloud, Oxford

Thursday 25 Oct Doing workshop for creative writing undergrads, Bath Spa University, Bath

Saturday 27 Oct taking part in the Lit Up Write Now! one-day conference, Bournemouth. Booking now open

Monday 29 Oct reading at the Bristol University Staff Creative Writing Club, Bristol.

7 Nov guest at Swansea University creative writing seminar

19-24th Nov Co-tutoring an Arvon Foundation short story course with Adam Marek, and special guest Helen Dunmore, Totleigh Barton

After that...I will be having a rest!


Sue Guiney said...

Wow! I'm sure these will all be great and great fun for you. but just the thought of organising, planning etc all these events gives me a stomach ache. I don't know how you do it. And I thought I was busy!

Tania Hershman said...

It is probably the busiest 8 weeks of my writing life! To be honest, mostly I just need to book train tickets and then I decide what I'm going to read, if it's a reading, on the train on the way there. The flash workshops starting tomorrow in Cork did require a lot of preparation, but it's finding lots of flash stories that I love, so it's fun! And that will be so useful in the future, every workshop gives me more for the next one. But yes, in October I have 10 days with an event every other day... my worst fear is probably boring myself!

Sarah Hilary said...

Blimey, I'm tired just reading this list! Tania, you're a powerhouse. And thank you for the nice mention :)

Rachel Fenton said...

Impressive schedule, Tania! Would love to coma long to one of your workshops - one day I will!

Lauri said...

Quite an itinerary! I'm sure you'll be fab. And the rest will be duly earned.