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Natalie Scott is a widely published poet and experienced educator from the North East of England. Natalie has a PhD in Creative Writing and 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.

Natalie's writing career has resulted in a number of publications including two pamphlets and a full collection. Her first 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. Natalie’s full collection Berth - Voices of the Titanic (Bradshaw Books 2012), was awarded runner-up in the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition 2011. Berth won an Arts Council award to be staged by Vivid at ARC in Stockton, to coincide with the centenary of the Titanic disaster. Frayed (Indigo Dreams 2016) is Natalie’s second pamphlet and features a poem commissioned by Vivid Theatre for their production Just Checking. Most recently, Natalie has been awarded Grants for the Arts funding from the Arts Council of England to research and write her next project Rare Birds - Voices of Holloway Prison. For more information on this project see the Facebook page here.

Natalie's poems have appeared in journals including Ambit, Agenda, English in Education, Aesthetica, Live Canon, Other Poetry, Pennine Platform, Poetry Scotland and South Magazine.

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 Middlesbrough Literary 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 ten years' experience of teaching 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 runs 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.

All the latest news is available via her Twitter feed - you can follow her at: https://twitter.com/NatalieAnnScott

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