William Hershaw is a poet, musician and songwriter. He is Principal Teacher of English at Beath High School, Cowdenbeath. His works in Scots and English include Fower Brigs Tae A Kinrik published by Aberdeen University Press and The Cowdenbeath Man published by the Scottish Cultural Press. He has also written two textbooks on the teaching of Scots Language in the Secondary school published by Learning Teaching Scotland. He wrote A Mass In Scots For Saint Andrae’s Day.
In 2005 he won the Callum MacDonald Memorial Award for Poetry and in 2011 he was awarded the McCash Prize for Scots Poetry by Glasgow University. In 2007 he collaborated with sculptor David Annand, writing the poem God The Miner which is inscribed on the statue The Prop as part of the Lochgelly Regeneration Project.
Recently he has co - edited the Literary Magazine Fras along with Walter Perrie and has published HappyLand, a selection of new poems with an accompanying CD of readings and music. In November 2012 Cage Load Of Men - The Joe Corrie Project by The Bowhill Players was released. Funded by Fife Council, Willie Hershaw has written the musical settings for the poems of the legendary Fife poet and playwright. Tammy Norrie is his first novel.
1. A night of Celebration Selected readings and music: LAUNCH OF Tammy Norrie A THE THE LOCHGELLY CENTRE , Bank St, Lochgelly, Fife KY5 9RD, Phone: 01592 583303. DATE: Wednesday 5th March AT 7pm