Telling your story through poetry with Nadine Aisha Jassat
Join poet and performer Nadine Aisha Jassat for this friendly online workshop, in which you’ll discover how to tell your story through the power of poetry.
Nadine will guide you through a series of exercises and discussions designed to help you bring your experience, history and unique perspective to the page. You’ll work with a personal archive to help generate material for new poems and consider how to connect with your reader by connecting your experiences to wider histories. By the end of the workshop, you will:
- Feel energised and enthused about your creative writing
- Have new activities and ideas in mind to help spark your creativity
- Have explored through creative writing your own voice and story
Whether you’re new to writing poetry or want to reinvigorate your existing practice, this workshop will give you the tools and techniques to craft original poems with a personal touch.
This workshop will take place online via Zoom. You will need access to the internet via a computer or similar device. Details of how to join the event will be sent a few days before.
One bursary place is available for this workshop. Click here to apply →
About Nadine Aisha Jassat
Nadine Aisha Jassat is a poet, writer and creative practitioner. Her work explores themes of heritage, voice, family, storytelling and resilience. She is the author of poetry collection Let Me Tell You This (404 Ink), has been widely published in anthologies and literary magazines, and was named in Jackie Kay’s International Literature Showcase Selection of 10 Compelling ‘BAME’ writers working in the UK. She received a prestigious New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, and was shortlisted for the UK’s largest poetry prize, the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, and for a Herald Scotland Outstanding Literature award. She has performed her work both nationally and internationally and has taught creative writing across the UK – including with BBC’s Words First and The Arvon Foundation.
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