events & workshops

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…


ONLINE Thurs Oct 5th. Join us on Zoom the celebrate the launch of the Wonky Animals Poetry Pamphlet, celebrating the winners of our Wonky Animals poetry competition and raising funds for Manor Farm! Details and tickets by donation here:

*SOLD OUT* IN PERSON Sun 8 Oct 1pm-4pm, Poetry Pharmacy, Shropshire: Science-Flavoured Writing – come join me at the glorious Poetry Pharmacy where will be experimenting with sprinkling science into all types of writing (from poetry and short fiction to non-fiction and hybrids)! Tickets £30, bursaries available, book here:

ONLINE Sat 14 Oct 4pm-6pm UK Time: Fairy Tales Meet Crime Fiction – a Zoom-based writing workshop for Retreat West, open to all, where we’ll be exploring a mash-up of genres! Tickets £10, book here:

IN PERSON Mon 30 Oct, Manchester, 6.30pm: I’m delighted to be hosting the launch of Abi Hynes’ brilliant debut short story collection, Monstrous Longing, published by Dahlia Books! Join us at Blackwell’s Manchester to celebrate Abi’s book, tickets here:

ONLINE Tues 14 Nov 11am-12.30pm UK Time: Introduction to Flash Fiction for Poets – a Zoom-based writing workshop for the Poetry Business, open to all. Places limited and bursaries available, details here:

ONLINE Tues 12 Dec 11am-12.30pm UK Time: Science-Flavoured Flash Fiction for Poets – a Zoom-based writing workshop for the Poetry Business, open to all. Places limited and bursaries available, details here:


IN PERSON Wed Jan 10th, Lumb Bank, W Yorkshire: I’m extremely excited to be the Guest Tutor on this amazing-sounding Arvon residential poetry writing week: “A cross-genre feast to feed your poems”, tutored by the excellent Helen Mort and Glyn Maxwell.  Details here, bursaries available:



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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