In 2020, Guillemot Press are publishing exciting new books and objects by poet and short story writer Tania Hershman and by TS Eliot Award-winning poet (and former Causley Trust writer-in-residence, at Cyprus Well) Jen Hadfield.
Here, you’ll be treated to an exclusive event with Tania and Jen in conversation with Guillemot editor Luke Thompson, talking about and reading from their latest work.
For a little context, Jen Hadfield’s fourth collection of poetry, ‘The Stone Age’, explores neurodiversity and is due out with Picador in 2021. She lives in Shetland, where she’s building a house, very slowly – and (in a bonus prompted by the innovative digital format for this Festival), from where she recorded her readings and introductions.
Tania Hershman is the author of three short story collections, three books of poetry, and a hybrid book, ‘and what if we were all allowed to disappear’, published by Guillemot Press in March 2020. Tania has a PhD in creative writing inspired by particle physics, is co-founder of the ‘OnThisDayShe’ Twitter account and curator of the short story hub ‘ShortStops’.
Be prepared to be wowed by the voices of stones, and by tales of octopus!