• Thursday 25th April & Friday 26th April
  • Schools Attending Paisley Town Hall event:  St John Ogilvie Primary P6, Todholm Primary P6 & Williamsburgh Primary P6
  • School Attending Johnstone Library event:  Fordbank Primary P6
  • Venues: Paisley Town Hall,  Johnstone High School,  Gleniffer High School,  Johnstone Library

Join award-winning poet & writer Nadine Aisha Jassat for an interactive session celebrating stories, words, and the people who make them – including us! Nadine will talk about her novels The Stories Grandma Forgot (And How I Found Them) and The Hidden Story of Estie Noor, alongside facilitating activities with children to have a go at storytelling, sharing a love of words from around the world, and creating poetry together.

Nadine Aisha Jassat is an award-winning writer, and author of poetry collection Let Me Tell You This. She has been published widely, including in It’s Not About The Burqa (shortlisted for the Foyles Non-Fiction Book of the Year). Nadine delivers creative practice work filled with heart, which addresses social justice, builds community, and supports participants to connect to and grow their voices. She often works with schools and youth groups and has worked with libraries around the world. She is a regular borrower in hers. Nadine lives in Edinburgh, and grew up in the North of England with a Yorkshire mum and a Zimbabwean dad. She is of mixed heritage; a heritage which can only be told in stories.



Contact the Paisley Book Festival School Programme Committee at pbfschools@renfrewshire.gov.uk for further information.