Natalie Scott is a North-East based poet and educator with a PhD in Creative Writing, specialising in multimodal poetry. She has published two poetry pamphlets and one full collection: Berth – Voices of the Titanic (Bradshaw Books, 2012), which won runner-up in the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition 2011 and received an Arts Council award to produce a theatrical adaptation. Her pamphlet Brushed (Mudfog, 2009) features 'Victorine or Naked Woman in Manet’s 'Le Déjeuner sur L’herbe', awarded finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2009. Poems from Natalie’s pamphlet Frayed (Indigo Dreams, 2016) were commissioned by Vivid Theatre for their production Just Checking.
Natalie's poems have appeared in journals including Ambit, Agenda, Ink, Sweat and Tears, English in Education, Live Canon, Other Poetry, Poetry Scotland and South Magazine.
Her latest project Rare Birds – Voices of Holloway Prison was awarded a research and development grant from the Arts Council of England, and is due for completion in 2018. For more information on this project see the Facebook page here.
Natalie is currently training in the field of Writing for Therapeutic Purposes to become a Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator, under the mentorship of registered poetry therapist Victoria Field. In early 2016 Natalie established Pen Power - a reading and writing for wellbeing initiative - which offers a range of workshops. See website www.penpower.org.uk for more details.
She has been invited to participate in events and workshops throughout the northeast, with appearances including Crossing the Tees Book Festival and Darlington Arts Festival. For the past two years she has been a speaker at the National Association for Writers in Education (NAWE) Conferences in Bristol and Durham. Natalie is a member of the Poetry Society, NAWE and Lapidus.
Natalie is qualified to teach English Literature, Language and Creative Writing up to post-compulsory level, having gained over fifteen years' experience of teaching and tutoring in further and higher education settings. In these subject areas she also offers private tuition to students of all ages who require some extra support and motivation. Natalie is a tutor for writingclasses.co.uk where she facilitates creative writing courses in prose and poetry, offering online support to students from many parts of the world. She designed her own course 'Poetry First Steps' which is offered on a distance learning basis (see Mentoring page for details). Additionally, Natalie is a member of the Senior Examining Team for AQA's Creative Writing A Level which was launched in 2012.
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