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Nadine Aisha Jassat

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Other contact method: Website: nadineaishaj.com/contact
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Nadine Aisha Jassat is a writer, poet and creative practitioner whose work addresses themes of voice, storytelling, and social justice. She has extensive experience running creative writing and creative activism workshops, including workshops which combine creative writing and drama. She offers a broad range of creative writing workshops, including those focusing on finding and developing your voice and stories, engaging with social justice and writing for political change, poetry and writing from life, as well as site-specific creative writing workshops; for example writing in nature, or in response to place or space.

Nadine has worked with schools, community groups, arts organisations, and universities. As a performance poet and public speaker, Nadine has read her work and chaired event across the UK, including sold out solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Just Festival, and speaking at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Aye Write, and StAnza: Scotland's International Poetry Festival.

Nadine's creative writing workshops are friendly, accessible, and stimulating, and aim to meet learners where they are on their journeys and help them develop and grow. She is a powerful and dynamic public speaker, and compassion, engagement and communication are at the core of her practice. (Photo credit: Chris Scott)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Bibliotherapy; Mentoring; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; Intergenerational learning; People experiencing mental health problems; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable adults; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Characters of colour & BAME characters; Childhood; Class & society; Coasts, seas & oceans; Contemporary fiction; Discrimination & prejudice; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Performance training; Politics; Publishing & getting published; Religion & beliefs; Self-publishing & independent publishing; Urban communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+