Natalie Scott is a northeast based poet and teacher, with an MA in Creative Writing from Leeds University. She has published two poetry collections. Berth - Voices of the Titanic, her first full-length collection published by Bradshaw Books in 2012, was awarded runner-up for the Cork Literary Review Manuscript Competition 2011 and staged at ARC in Stockton, fully funded by the Arts Council. Brushed, a pamphlet published by Mudfog in 2010, features her poem Victorine or Naked Woman in Manet’s 'Le Déjeuner sur L’herbe', which was awarded finalist for the Aesthetica Creative Works Competition 2009. Natalie's poems have been published in journals including Pennine Platform, First Time, South Magazine and Other Poetry.
She has been invited to do readings and workshops throughout the northeast, with appearances at the Middlesbrough Literary Festival and Writers' Block. Readings for 2013 will begin at the Head of Steam in Darlington, where Natalie will be performing selected voices from Berth and she will also be taking part in the Darlington Arts Festival in May 2013 (see news and events page from more details).
Natalie teaches English at Prior Pursglove Sixth Form College in Guisborough and offers private tuition to students who require extra support in this subject. She is also a tutor for writingclasses.co.uk where she runs beginners creative writing courses, offering online support to students from many parts of the world. A new beginners poetry course designed by Natalie is available via writing classes online from April 2013 (follow the links page for details and to book your place).
Writing plans for Natalie this year include publishing her next poetry pamphlet and studying for a PhD.
All the latest news is available via her Twitter feed, just follow her at: https://twitter.com/_natalie_scott