Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Two new books in 2022!

Very very lucky writer here—I have not one but 2 books out in 2022: a few months before my debut novel, GO ON, is out from Broken Sleep Books in November, my second poetry collection, 'Still Life with Octopus' will be published by Nine Arches Press in July. Nine Arches says:

An exquisitely-tuned second collection, following from her debut Terms & Conditions, and exploring boundaries of animal and human worlds and the intimate nature of time, existence and joy.

And look what amazing company I'm in, I can't wait to get my hands on their books! #gratituesday

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Debut hybrid novel finds a home!


I am so happy that my debut novel—"Go On", a hybrid "fictional-memoir-in-collage"—has found an amazing home; it will be published by Broken Sleep Books in the UK in Nov 2022!

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

2 free places on Arvon flash & short story course

I had a wonderful time tonight running Zoom flash fiction masterclass for Arvon to raise funds for 2 FREE places on our in-person flash & short story course in January at Lumb Bank. for those from marginalised communities and/or on low income. To apply for one of the free places, email me by Dec 17 tania@taniahershman.com telling me in 250 words or less why you'd like a free place and why this flash & short story course in particular would be valuable for you. No need to disclose financial information. Course info here: https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/flash-fiction-short-story/

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Final and very special Zoom masterclass!

I'm taking a break from teaching in 2022, why not join me on Nov 23 for a final & very special Zoom workshop: not only will you draft 4 new flash stories, we're raising funds for 2 free places for writers from marginalised communities and/or on low income on my final face-to-face course, the flash & short fiction Arvon course I'm co-tutoring with the excellent David Gaffney in January 2022. Booking for the Zoom masterclass here! https://www.arvon.org/writing-courses/courses-retreats/arvon-at-home-masterclass-flash-fiction-2/

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Arvon free place!

I've raised funds for 2 bursaries for the Arvon face-to-face week-long Beauty of Brevity writing course I'm tutoring with Niall Campbell for writers who wouldn't otherwise be able to come - writers on low income and/or from marginalised communities. There's one free & one 40%-funded place - email me TaniaH@gmail.com by Oct 15 to apply, we'd love to have you, please don't think you're not worthy of these bursaries! And please pass this on to anyone you think might benefit.

Here's info about the course:

Monday November 29th - Saturday December 4th 2021

The Hurst

We could spin cliches here – less is more, small is beautiful, short and sweet etc… – but let’s waste no time and cut to the chase, because that’s what we will be doing on this course. Without sacrificing depth, richness, story or meaning, we will examine and probe the tiniest works made of words – whether as prose, poetry or other shapes – and take inspiration from other miniatures across all fields, from the microscopic in science and art to the briefest of films and pieces of music, to create our own. Together we will approach the very small from many different angles, cutting down to it, working up to it, weighing it to feel every word, every pause and punctuation mark, discussing what is needed, what can be let go. Come join us in praise of the petite. No miniaturising – or writing – experience necessary!



Monday, March 08, 2021

On This Day She on Dan Snow's History Hit podcast

Happy International Women's Day! Over at On This Day She, every day is international women's day - and we were delighted to be interviewed for Dan Snow's History Hit podcast about our Twitter account and our new book! You can listen here or wherever you get your podcasts. More info about the book here: https://onthisdayshe.com/

Saturday, February 20, 2021

On This Day She Book Launch Recording & Bunker podcast

 If you missed our On This Day She book launch the other night, it's available to watch again here - we had a blast, I think that's pretty clear!

And we're interviewed about our project over at The Bunker podcast.

Monday, February 15, 2021

On This Day She Book Launch


Our On This Day She book is out in the world already and getting some wonderful reactions! Come celebrate with us at our online book launch, Thurs Feb 18th, 7pm UK Time, hosted by Five Leaves Books. Book your place here: https://fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/events/on-this-day-she-book-launch-with-tania-hershman-ailsa-holland-and-jo-bell/

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pushcart nomination!

The lovely people at Reflex Fiction (looking at you, Dave) have nominated my flash story, Get Gone - which won 2nd prize in their Spring contest - for a Pushcart Prize! So very nice to have some lovely news to share, and a great way to start 2021. You can read the story here >>