Creative Writing with Jasbinder Bilan
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Bath-based Jasbinder Bilan is celebrated for her ability to combine poetic prose with page-turning storytelling that plunges the reader into the adventure full gusto. She writes with a vivid sense of place, drawing on her heritage, experiences and the Indian myths of her childhood. Jasbinder will tell you some of those myths and explore common themes, threads and characters from mythology across cultures. She’ll show you how to weave the magic of myths into your own storytelling, just as she has done in her new novel Aarti & the Blue Gods.
You can drop children who are 8 or older at these events, so only need to buy a ticket for each child attending. We ask parents/carers to children off at the venue, sign them in, and leave a mobile contact number in case of emergencies. If adults need to stay with their child, they can attend for free.
Jasbinder Bilan‘s debut novel Asha and the Spirit Bird won the prestigious Costa Children’s Book Award and The Times Chicken House Fiction Prize. Jasbinder studied for an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University and now lives near Bath, in England, with her husband, two sons and an adorable dog named Enzo. She works as a teacher and in her free time (when she’s not out walking Enzo) loves writing stories for children.