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Nasim has led workshops for the likes of Glasgow Women's Library and The Writing Squad. 

She is a regular contributor to The Skinny and Books from Scotland, and has worked as a reporter and producer for the BBC. In 2018 she was nominated for the Royal Television Society Scotland Young Journalist of the Year award, and in 2016 was awarded the George Viner Memorial Fund scholarship by the National Union of Journalists, which allowed her to complete an MA in Television Journalism at City, University of London.

Nasim is an experienced public speaker. She regularly interviews writers, has hosted and chaired events with writers such as Dawn O'Porter and David Levithan, at Push the Boat Out Festival with Dean Atta, Degna Stone, Rachel Long and Janette Ayachi, and at Granite Noir. She has organised events for BPOC writers at the Edinburgh International Book Festival and Granite Noir crime writing festival.

Nasim Rebecca Asl is a Glasgow-based poet and journalist, originally from Washington, Tyne and Wear.

Nasim is a published poet, an experienced performer, workshop leader and event chair. 

Her work has been published in magazines and anthologies, including Poetry Wales, Gutter Magazine and Modern Poetry in Translation.


In 2021, Nasim received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for Poetry, performed on the BBC's Damian Barr's Big Scottish Book Club and was a digital writer-in-residence for The Poetry Business.

In 2022, she was shortlisted for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, participated in the Poetry Translation Centre's inaugural Undertow programme for young writers, Polylingual Poets Please, performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a commissioned poet for the Rugby League World Cup cultural festival's 'Power of Poetry' project.

Nasim is an alumna of The Writing Squad, was a guest reader for Gutter Magazine's 26th issue, and is the Community Manger at the Scottish BPOC Writers Network.

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