Work With Nadine

"I learned to trust my own voice."

Workshop Participant, Speaking Out workshop series commissioned for Scottish Women's Aid 

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Photo: James Barlow

Teaching

‘Nadine creates a warm, open atmosphere where participants feel valued, and learn to find value in their work and in themselves.’ - Ryan Hay, Scottish Youth Theatre

 

Nadine draws on years of experience as an educator and creative practitioner to deliver engaging and interactive creative writing workshops with organisations from schools and universities to social justice and community organisations. Her workshops are fun and accessible, combining unique activities with a gentle and sincere approach to assist all skill and experience levels. She is available to deliver both digital and in person classes.

 

performance

"A thrilling performer and distinctive new voice in UK poetry" – Wigtown Book Festival 

Known for the powerful and moving performances of her work, Nadine is a poet whose work jumps off the page and into audiences’ hearts and minds. She has performed her work internationally, and is also an articulate public speaker who has appeared on TV, radio and podcasts speaking about her work and wider issues relating to social justice, the arts, and more. 

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A few snaps from one of the best things

Photo: Edinburgh International Book Festival

EVENTS

"A wonderful event chair; warm, generous and very assured." - Nick Barley, Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival

Nadine is a skilled chair and host, appearing regularly on panels and events talking about her own work and interviewing a variety of talented guests. She has chaired international authors such as Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give), Anita Anand (The Patient Assassin) and Dean Atta (The Black Flamingo), for audiences at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, Wigtown Book Festival, the Scottish Poetry Library, and more, as well as hosting panels for social justice initiatives. Watch examples of her chairing online for adults and young people.

 

WRITING, EDITING, MENTORING

"Hers is a powerful, unforgettable new voice." – Jackie Kay, Makar

Nadine regularly works to commission, has edited anthologies and mentors others on their writing journey, including in her past role as writer in residence for YWCA Scotland - The Young Women’s Movement. Recent commissions include poetry for Young Scot, travel writing as part of the Outriders Africa project, and short fiction for The Scottish Book Trust.

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© Nadine Aisha Jassat 2020

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