Browse Nadine's upcoming events, including selected readings, performances, and creative writing workshops,  or check out seasonal highlights below.

Literature in Lockdown

While in person events are on pause during lockdown, here's a highlight of recent online events and interviews to keep you connected:

2nd July // The Courtauld Institute of Art // New Takes on The Courtauld Collection // Watch

2nd July // Makar 2 Makar // Jackie Kay hosts Nadine Aisha Jassat and Hannah Lavery with Suzanne Bonnar // Watch 

2nd July // BRADFORD LITERATURE FESTIVAL // Poetry, Voice, Yorkshire and Me // Watch 

19th June // WIGTOWN BOOK FESTIVAL // Wigtown Book Podcast // Listen

24th May // BBC RADIO SCOTLAND// Interview and Review: Performing Online and Riz Ahmed's THE LONG GOODBYE // Listen

12th May // PLATYPUS PRESS // Performance: Nadine Aisha Jassat // Watch 

5th March // CAPETALK RADIO // Interview: on the couch with Pippa Hudson and Nadine Aisha Jassat // Watch 

Upcoming Events

Feb 29, 2020

14:00 - 16:00, Womanzone, Cape Town

Outwriters: Nadine Aisha Jassat and Amanda Thomson

'The Outriders project is a vehicle for writers to explore how ‘in these shifting times, they can contribute to our understanding of the world, give voice to untold stories and provide insights on contemporary contexts.’

On their journey they will meet writers and communities, engage in discussions around migration, colonial legacies, inequalities and the impact of globalisation and environmental change.

Each of the ten Outriders will create a new work in response to their journey which will be presented at the Edinburgh International Book Festival August 2020.'

Text: womanzone

Feb 14, 2020

11:00 - 12:00, Moto Republik, Harare

International Literature Showcase: Harare, Zimbabwe

Join a panel of six poets discussing their work for British Council Zimbabwe and Page Poetry Alive's Digipoems festival, as part of the International Literature Showcase. 

Dec 08, 2019

19:00 - 21:00, Kala Sangam

Bradford Literature Festival: Now That's What We Call Poetry 2019

"Join us for an evening of poetry with some of the most celebrated and inspiring poets of 2019.

Featuring poet and social justice campaigner Nadine Aisha Jassat, artist, writer and “Instapoet” Nikita Gill and T.S. Eliot Prize nominee Roger Robinson. Further names to be announced soon! This even is Pay What You Decide."

Text: Bradford Lit Fest.

Nov 29, 2019

V & A Dundee

Res/Fest x Courtauld Insitute of Art

"On Friday the 29th of November, 19.00 – 22.00, drop into lighting talks as you wish, listen to spoken word and musical performances, reimagine iconic works housed in the Courtauld Collection".

Text: Res/Fest.

Nov 01, 2019

8:45am - 5.45pm, Manchester Metropolitan University

National Creative Writing Industry Day

Workshop: (Re)Connecting to Your Poetry.


In this workshop, participants will take part in a series of activities designed to help them explore their voice in poetry. Participants are asked to bring with them, or keep in mind, a poem (by themselves or someone else) which first made them passionate about poetry, or helped them first realise that they were poets. Whether it’s Dr Seuss or Sylvia Plath, it only matters that its meaningful to you in your journey as a poet so far. 

Oct 19, 2019

19:00 - 20:15, Central Library, Manchester

Manchester Literature Festival: Jackie Kay Presents....

"Exceptional times call for exceptional writers. Scottish Makar, poet, and novelist Jackie Kay introduces her selection of ten of the most exciting BAME writers working in the UK today. Experience incredible writing and find out why Jackie feels these are the writers who are influencing and shaping the UK’s poetry and literature scenes. Jackie will be joined in conversation with three of her chosen writers (Imtiaz Dharker, Diana Evans and Nadine Aisha Jassat) as she explores what makes their work so vital."

Text: Manchester Literature Festival.

Oct 17, 2019

11:00 - 12:00, St Vincents Chapel, Edinburgh

Golden Hare Book Festival, Panel: BAME Writers in Scotland

"In celebration of the BAME Writers’ Group pamphlet (forthcoming from Tapsalteerie Press), contributors Nadine Aisha Jassat, Andrés Nicolás Ordorica and Jeda Pearl will each read a selection of their work. This discussion will be chaired by Alycia Pirmohamed."

Text: Golden Hare Books/ Scottish BAME Writers' Network

Oct 04, 2019

21:00 - 22:30, The Bottle of Sauce, Cheltenham

Raise the Bar: Cheltenham Lit Crawl

"Lit Crawl is back to take over the streets of Cheltenham for a fast-paced evening of pop-up events and quirky literary happenings. For one night only and all completely FREE.

This year, Raise the Bar proudly present the closing event of Lit Crawl for a foot-stompingly energetic finale of poetry and spoken word to round off the Crawl and set the floor for the riotous afterparty.


Text: Raise the Bar

Oct 04, 2019

15:00 - 16:00, The Nook

Cheltenham Literature Festival: Theresa Lola and Nadine Aisha Jassat

"Young People’s Laureate for London Theresa Lola’s debut collection In Search of Equilibrium is an extraordinary and exacting study of death and grieving for a loved one. Nadine Aisha Jassat’s Let Me Tell You This, described as a ‘powerful, punchy debut’ by Jackie Kay, is a vital exploration of racism, gender-based violence and the restorative bonds between women. Don’t miss this chance to hear these two dynamic young poets perform together."

Text: Cheltenham Literature Festival

Sep 18, 2019

18:30 - 20:00, Golden Hare Books

Listen Softly Edinburgh: Mary Paulson-Ellis, Julie Galante, and Nadine Aisha Jassat

"Listen Softly September is here! We're back with three dazzling writers and performers PLUS open mic!Listen Softly is a welcoming, inclusive and supportive spoken word evening, with much joviality and encouragement. We now have a PA system set-up in the shop so you can now listen even softer! Our aim is to help performers and audience members feel relaxed as they listen to exciting new work from writers we love. Each month, Listen Softly takes place in independent bookshop Golden Hare Books. Entry is FREE and there will be a raffle. Doors open 6.00pm for 6.30pm start. Please book in advance; it's always busy!"

Text: Listen Softly. 

Sep 27, 2019

13:30, McNellie Tent, Wigtown Book Festival

Wigtown Book Festival: Let Me Tell You This

"A thrilling performer and distinctive new voice in UK poetry, Nadine Aisha Jassat presents her debut collection. Let Me Tell You This explores racism, the bonds between women and gender-based violence with a direct and intelligent lyricism. “Punchy, powerful,” Jackie Kay. “I really like Nadine’s poetry,” Hollie McNish. [114]

 Sponsored by Publishing Scotland

All WigWAM events are free to U26's and tickets can be booked here."

Text: Wigtown Book Festival

Aug 30, 2019

All Weekend

Primadonna Festival

"Primadonna is a new and inclusive festival for all ages celebrating the creative community, giving prominence to work by women and introducing fresh voices alongside famous names in a fun and welcoming environment. Join us in the beautiful surroundings of Suffolk for an entire weekend of eclectic festivities, from interviews, panels, spoken-word performances and workshops, to live music, films and food. Check out our line up of amazing speakers, and our programme so far, with events for the curious, advisory sessions and events created specifically for writers and activities on the programme just for fun." Text: Primadonna Festival. 

Aug 24, 2019

13:00 - 13:30

Book Fringe: Nadine Aisha Jassat and Zeba Talkhani

Writers Nadine Aisha Jassat and Zeba Talkhani first met when they were both featured in 404 Ink's acclaimed anthology, Nasty Women. Friends and feminists alike, Jassat and Talkhani come together for the Book Fringe to celebrate their shared debut years: with Jassat's Let Me Tell You This and Talkhani's My Past is a Foreign Country. 

Aug 22, 2019

19:00, Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Anthony Anaxagorou and Nadine Aisha Jassat

'Walls Turned Sideways Are Bridges: Anthony Anaxagorou was part of the team behind an unforgettable Out-Spoken Press takeover in our 2018 Unbound programme. Today he launches After the Formalities, a sharp examination of class, race and masculinity. He’s joined by Nadine Aisha Jassat, a new star in Scotland whose powerful poems address gender-based violence and the bonds between women. Her debut collection Let Me Tell You This is a force to be reckoned with. A Pay What You Can Event.' 

Text: EIBF. 

Aug 17, 2019

13:00 - 13:30, Lighthouse Bookshop Edinburgh

Book Fringe: Nadine Aisha Jassat, Mariam Khan, and Amna Saleem

"In a world obsessed with the politics of Islam and and especially the place of Muslim women, it is shocking to realise just how rarely Muslim women are allowed to speak for themselves. Writing against the idea of a homogenous identity, these writers tackle everything from corporate endorsement by big brands and mental health, to sexuality and identity in the current political climate."

Text: Book Fringe. 

Aug 16, 2019

19:15, Spark Theatre George Street

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Nadine Aisha Jassat, Mariam Khan and Amna Saleem

'In the Words of Muslim Women: In a time of heightened Islamophobia, racism and the misrepresentation of Muslim people, writer and activist Mariam Khan lets Muslim women speak for themselves. It’s Not About The Burqa is the stunning result: a landmark anthology of essays by and about seventeen Muslim women. Join Khan and contributors Nadine Aisha Jassat and Amna Saleem for an illuminating and powerful event. Part of EIBF Telling Her Story series of events.'

Text: EIBF. 

Aug 08, 2019

2 - 5pm, Johnston Terrace Garden Edinburgh

Edinburgh Art Festival: Mud Oven Storytelling Afternoons

Come along to Johnston Terrace Wildlife Garden each Friday afternoon to see the mud oven in action, make your own pizza, experience the wildflower meadow and enjoy a range of storytelling events led by artists, writers, poets and communities from across the city. On Friday 9th August we will be featuring author Nadine Aisha Jassat.

Aug 07, 2019

18:00 - 19.30, Blackwell's Edinburgh

Blackwell's Writers at the Fringe: Poetry

"Writers at the Fringe brings you, once again, the best in Scottish writing. Every Thursday new and unpublished works of literary art stand alongside established novelists. On 8th August, a panel of poets will give readings, followed by a discussion chaired by Beth Cochrane."

Text: Writers at the Fringe

Jul 25, 2019

19:00 - 20:30, Impact Hub Birmingham

Reclaiming Narratives with Zeba Talkhani & Nadine Aisha Jassat

"Continuing with our July Hub Talks programme, we have 2 fabulous guest writers; Zeba Talkhani will be in conversation with poet Nadine Aisha Jassat. Both writers will sharing their debut books of memoir and poetry exploring their own personal narratives as Muslim women and writers of colour."

text: Impact Hub Birmingham. 

Jun 29, 2019

12:30 pm - 1:45 pm, Alhambra - The Studio, Bradford

Poetic Responses to Frida Kahlo: Tishani Doshi, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Sabrina Mahfouz with Juan Felipe Herrera

"Over half a century after her death, Frida Kahlo has achieved iconic status, with her evocative paintings, compelling biography, and signature style. But what happens when we take away Kahlo’s celebrity and focus solely on her work?

With an introduction to the artist and her work offered by Juan Felipe Herrera, we gather three poets to create their lyrical responses to three of Kahlo’s most resonant paintings: Roots, The Broken Column, and The Two Fridas. Tishani Doshi, Sabrina Mahfouz, and Nadine Aisha Jassat offer their impressions, presenting their poems alongside short films crafted to complement the poem and the original painting. This mesmerising juxtaposition of poetry and art showcases Kahlo’s ongoing influence on contemporary writers, providing them with endless sources of inspiration, wonderment, and questions."

text: Bradford Literature festival. 

Jun 28, 2019

19:30 - 22:30, Alhambra - The Studio, Bradford

Lyrical Mehfil: Imtiaz Dharker, Juan Felipe Herrera, Sabrina Mahfouz, Sophia Thakur, Charly Cox & Nadine Aisha Jassat

"Are you looking to be inspired, entertained, and even enlightened?

Then join us for our annual candle-lit celebration of lyrical poetry. In the homes and palaces of South Asian nobility, mehfils were gatherings where audiences would be treated to intimate evenings of courtly entertainment.

Today, our mehfil infuses the traditional event with a diverse set of voices and innovative performances that will stay in your mind long after the night is over.

We’re joined by Nadine Aisha Jassat, Charly Cox, Sophia Thakur, Sabrina Mahfouz and Juan Felipe Herrera. The evening will conclude with a performance by award-winning poet Imtiaz Dharker."

text: Bradford Literature festival. 

May 24, 2019

20:30 - 23:00, Dunmuir Hotel, Dunbar

Gutter Magazine's Coastword take over!

"Since 2009, Gutter has been the magazine of new Scottish writing, an award-winning, high quality, printed journal for fiction and poetry from writers born or living in Scotland, while also featuring literature from around the world. After taking the Scottish literary scene by storm, they’re now collaring CoastWord, converting it into a showcase for some of the freshest talent. Chris McQueer, recently described as ‘like Charlie Brooker on Buckfast’, reads from his latest short story collection HWFG. CoastWord poet-in-residence Marjorie Lotfi Gill reads poems written during her CoastWord residency. Music is provided by Heir of the Cursed, whose songs are influenced by ‘the strange nuances of life, rooted in grief, Scottish weather, the constant and the inconstant’ and Irish-born, and now Glasgow based singer-songwriter Martha Ffion championed by GoldFlakePaint for its “beautifully melodic sway”. Text supplied by 

May 01, 2019

19:30, Toppings and Co St Andrews

The Scores, featuring Nadine Aisha Jassat

"Perched on the cliffs overlooking the North Sea, the School of English in St Andrews is a hive of poetic activity. Not only are there a host of working poets teaching and studying there, it is also home to The Scores, an online poetry journal edited by postgraduate students, which features some of the most exciting poets writing today.


We will be celebrating issues 5 and 6 of the magazine with readings from Nadine Aisha Jassat (author of Let Me Tell You This), Heather Yeung and Jay G Ying." Text from Toppings and Co website. 

Mar 30, 2019

16:45 - 17:45, Mitchell Library, Glasgow

Aye Write: Charly Cox and Nadine Aisha Jassat

Poets take on the modern world.

In She Must be Mad, Charly Cox captures the formative experiences of today’s young women from the poignant to the prosaic in writing that is at once witty, wry and heartfelt. Written for every woman surviving and thriving in today’s world, for every girl who feels too much, her poems say ‘you are not alone’.

Nadine Aisha Jassat was recently named as one of 30 inspiring young women under 30 in Scotland. Her spoken-word piece Hopscotch was made into a film in 2017, and Let Me Tell You This is her debut poetry collection. 'A punchy, powerful debut' - Jackie Kay


Mar 23, 2019

18.30 - 20.00, Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh

Edinburgh Launch Party: Let Me Tell You This

The Edinburgh Launch party of Nadine Aisha Jassat’s debut collection, hosted by Lighthouse Books.


Let Me Tell You This is a vital exploration of racism, gender and the sustaining, restorative bonds between women, told with her searing precision and lyricism. It is one of the most hotly anticipated books of 2019 with early praise from Jackie Kay, Hollie McNish and Nikesh Shukla.

In keeping with the spirit of her poetry and performance the launch of Let Me Tell You This is also a showcase of some of Scotland's most talented and compelling women in the arts. Stay tuned as we announce our all women of colour line up in February!

Mar 15, 2019

13:00 - 14.30, Linen Hall Library, Belfast

Of Mouth, Belfast: Dissent/Assent

A reading and discussion panel in honour of International Women’s Day with Siobhan Campbell, Nadine Aisha Jassat and Therese Kieran.

Mar 12, 2019

17:45, Studio, Theatre By The Lake, Keswick

Words by The Water Festival: Off Track, A Poetry Platform

‘Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail’ (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Poetry is uniquely placed to lead us off the track and explore what is found. The poets reading in this session take a performance-based approach to give us a fresh and vibrant insight into their journeys. This event supports The Booktrust children’s literacy charity. Featuring: Nicola Jackson, Emma McGordon, Steve Kendall, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Raheema Sayed and Andy Hopkins.

Mar 11, 2019

13:00 - 14:00, University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel

Creative Conversations: Nadine Aisha Jassat

As part of the on-going Creative Conversation speaker series poet and educator Nadine Aisha Jassat comes to campus to chat about her writing. Bring your lunch and burning questions!

Sponsored by the Ferguson Bequest and programmed by Creative Writing at University of Glasgow

Mar 08, 2019

14:15 - 15:15, The Town Hall, Queens Garden's - Supper Room, St Andrews

StAnza: Border Crossings

'Join us in this Border Crossings session to hear from two poets reading from their hotly anticipated debut collections. Nadine Aisha Jassat was named as one of 2017's ‘30 Inspiring Young Women Under 30’ by YWCA Scotland, and was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. Her debut collection will be out with 404 Ink in March 2019, and explores themes surrounding race and gender. She will be reading alongside Mary Jean Chan, the author of the pamphlet A Hurry of English(PBS Summer Pamphlet Choice), published by ignitionpress in 2018. Her first full-length collection is forthcoming from Faber & Faber (2019). She has won numerous awards, including the Oxford Brookes International Poetry Competition (ESL), the Anne Born Prize, and the 2017 Psychoanalysis and Poetry Competitions.'

- Text from StAnza website. 

Mar 07, 2019

18:00 - 19:30, Glasgow Women's Library

Glasgow Launch: Let Me Tell You This

The Glasgow launch of Nadine Aisha Jassat's hotly anticipated debut collection, Let Me Tell You This!


This free event, held at the iconic Glasgow Women's Library, will feature readings Esme Allman and Iona Lee, followed by Nadine reading from Let Me Tell You This, followed by Q&A with Chitra Ramaswamy, author of Expecting discussing Nadine's debut.  Come along to hear feminist and anti-racist poetry on the power of speaking out, celebrated in Scotland's home of women's writing. 

Jan 26, 2019

18:30, Assembly Roxy

Burns and Beyond: Aidan O'Rourke presents Lucky Middlesmass' Tavern

Join Lau fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke and a stellar cast of artists and musicians (including piper Brighde Chaimbeul and singer Alasdair Roberts) at The Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh. Aidan and guests will recreate the atmosphere and the unstructured conviviality of an Edinburgh Old Town Tavern at the time of Scotland’s Enlightenment where the claret and ale flowed along with progressive discussion and apposite music. Featuring: Nicola Roy, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Ricky Ross (Deacon Blue), Aidan O’Rourke (Lau) & Brighde Chaimbeul, Matthew Zajac and Alastair Roberts. This will be both an uproarious and thought-provoking assembly of song, poetry, dance and rollicking tunes.

Jan 08, 2019

19:30 - 22:00, Lighthouse Books

Inky Fingers, feat. Nadine Aisha Jassat

Nadine Aisha Jassat joins acclaimed Edinburgh poetry night Inky Fingers, for their feature spot. Catch Ross and Nadine talking about the upcoming show on BBC Radio Scotland!

Dec 21, 2018

19:30 - 22:00, The Scottish Storytelling Centre

Loud Poets: So Be Good For Goodness' Sake!

One of the UK’s most successful spoken word collectives, Loud Poets return with their monthly showcase of the UK’s top spoken word talent. Presenting a brand new show featuring a fresh format, combined with their unique style of live spoken word poetry, music, film, and games, this will be a poetry show like no other! This is make some noise, fist-thumping, pint-drinking, side-tickling, heart-wrenching poetry. This is poetry for the masses.

Featuring Nadine Aisha Jassat, Cat Hepburn, Alex Clark, and current World Slam Champ Sam Small Poetry!

Dec 14, 2018

18:00 - 22:00, Summerhall

Neu! Reekie! x 404 Ink : The Big 10 For Christmas

What to do when your favourites Neu! Reekie! & 404 Ink have birthdays to celebrate?

Throw the best Xmas party in town, obviously. Proudly presenting: THE BIG TEN AT CHRISTMAS! Raise a glass to Neu Reekie’s 8th year and 404 Ink entering their terrible twos on 14/12. 404 Ink guests include Helen McClory, Chris McQueer, Nadine Aisha Jassat, and Margaret Atwood beaming in straight from Canada!

Nov 25, 2018

11.00 - 13.00, Scottish Poetry Library

Workshop: Creative Writing for Political Change

As part of Book Week Scotland, poet and creative practitioner Nadine Aisha Jassat will be hosting a workshop to explore how to use your voice and channel it into your creative output, in particular with a focus on writing for political change. Whether poetry, narrative non-fiction, or fiction, Nadine will share her experiences in how to begin approaching creative writing with a social justice impact, and help use your words to engage readers and create change.

The workshop is free but ticketed. Spaces are limited. All attendees will also get a free book from 404 Ink! 

Please note this event is now sold out. 

Nov 20, 2018

19:00 - 20.00, Scottish Storytelling Centre

Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam

"Join top poets Nadine Aisha Jassat, Tom Pow and JL Williams as they do battle on the theme of Rebel for the 2018 Book Week Scotland Poetry Slam title!

Co-hosted with Edinburgh City of Literature, this promises to be a pulsating night of competitive live poetry."

Nov 16, 2018

20:30 - 23.00, Belmont Film House, Aberdeen

Take One Action: Silvana Screening With Live Spoken Word Performances

" This intimate portrait of a radically intersectional and talented voice [Silvana] scratches at the polished surface of Sweden’s benevolent, progressive tolerance to reveal the many prejudices bubbling beneath – and celebrates a trailblazer who empowers thousands of young girls to seek a different understanding of their own strength...

After the screening we are delighted to be hosting a unique, specially-curated performance by Scotland-based spoken word artists whose work explores women’s empowerment, marginalised experiences and notions of belonging. We are thrilled to be welcoming Molly McLachlan, Rebecca Dunn, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Jo Gilbert & Noon Salah Eldin,to the stage."

Nov 15, 2018

17:30 - 19.:30, The Scottish Parliament

Scottish PEN: Day of the Imprisoned Writer

"Alongside PEN International and other PEN centres, Scottish PEN will mark the Day of the Imprisoned Writer by promoting literary culture, celebrating the freedom to write, and calling for justice and freedom for persecuted, imprisoned and murdered writers across the world...


We are honoured that this year, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon will join us for this important occasion and will give a short introduction to the event which will be followed by leading Scotland-based writers reading work of imprisoned or at-risk writers."

Nov 03, 2018

18.00 - 19.00, Assembly Roxy

Poetry Corner: Anti-Racism Past, Present and Future

Nadine will be performing at the Poetry Corner as part of Edinburgh's Radical Book Fair to open the following event:


"We do not live in a post-racial society - prejudice and privilege shape our institutions and our culture.

Smina Akhtar discusses anti-racist action past, present and future, with three of Britain's leading activists and writers on the subject: Stella Dadzie,Paula Akpan and Dalia Gebrial."

Oct 12, 2018

18:15 - 19:45, The Scottish Parliament

Festival of Politics: Nasty Women

"Join award-winning 404 Ink publishers Laura Jones and Heather McDaid, and panellists Chitra Ramaswamy, journalist with The Guardian and author; and Nadine Aisha Jassat, poet and writer, to celebrate their Margaret Atwood-endorsed Nasty Women collection of essays, interviews and accounts. Published as a literary rallying cry against intolerance and inequality, the collection captures what it is to be a woman in the 21st century on both sides of the Atlantic."


Part of the Festival of Politics 2018. 


Aug 20, 2018

18:30 - 20.00, The Spiegeltent, Charlotte Square

Edinburgh International Book Festival: Herland Salon with Glasgow Women's Library

"Mindful of the great tradition of women salonières and gatherings of women creatives that have driven cultural change, Glasgow Women's Library created their Herland Salon, a forum for women to learn and share their thoughts about the world in a creative space. This Salon special combines music, live DJ-ing and stories. Expect surprising pleasures, the cutting edge, diverse voices and new ideas. Today's salonières are Zoë Strachan and Louise Welsh, who are joined by Katie Ailes, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Heir of the Cursed, Diljeet Bhachu and Hannah Lee.


Optional dress code: RED. You can interpret the dress code as you wish, or come along in whatever you feel comfortable in. "

Text Quoted from the Edinburgh International Book Festival Website.

Aug 19, 2018

19:15 - 20:15, St John's Church, Princes Street

#OutsideIn: Poetry For Social Justice

An evening of spoken word, poetry and storytelling exploring issues of social justice, featuring poets Shagufta K Iqbal, Raheema Sayed, Murid Laly, and Nadine Aisha Jassat, whose work addresses key social justice themes such as racism, Islamophobia, sexism and gender, curated by poet and activist Nadine Aisha Jassat.

Mar 08, 2018

All day: 8 March - 11 March, The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

The Blaze of the Day: New Poems to Mark the Centenary of Women's Suffrage

Text from

'2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the first women securing the right to vote in the UK (although it was to take another ten years before women would win equal voting rights with men).  To celebrate this milestone, StAnza has paired up with the Glasgow Women’s Library. The library holds a rich archive of objects to do with the history of campaigns for women’s rights, and we’ve commissioned poets to write and respond to these artefacts. Participants: Katie AilesMagi GibsonNadine Aisha Jassat,and Iona Lee'

Feb 15, 2018

18.30 - 20.00, Golden Hare Books, 68 St Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ

Hear Hare Here #7: Poetry Reading at Golden Hare Books

Text from Golden Hare Books:


'February. A month where nothing much happens, except Valentine’s Day, and really, who wants to think about that? Bring your half-price romantic chocolate selections, we’ll provide the wine, and three fantastic poets, to either blast away your blues, or buoy up your overflowing heart, whichever way you roll! We’ll also have a raffle, and you know what they say! Unlucky in love, probably very lucky in raffles.

So! Our line-up! We are unbelievably pleased to welcome Krystelle Bamford, Nadine Jassat and Meirion Jordan along, for poems and also, perhaps, some music with special guest Robbie Ward!'