Wendy Pratt was born in Scarborough in 1978. She now lives just outside Filey, N.Yorks. She worked as a biomedical scientist for thirteen years before becoming a full time writer. Wendy is widely published in journals and magazines, as well as being an award winning poet. She was highly commended in the Forward Prize 2015 and also won both the YorkMix and Prole laureate poetry competitions in 2015. Her first pamphlet, Nan Hardwick Turns into a Hare and her first full collection, Museum Pieces, were both published by Prolebooks. Her latest pamphlet, Lapstrake, was published by Flarestack Poets. Her next full collection, Gifts the Mole Gave Me will be published by Valley Press. You can find details of her readings on the readings page.
Wendy writes for the northern zine Northern Soul as poetry correspondent, she offers free mentoring to disadvantaged women as part of the Womentoring project. She also offers a private mentoring service, details of which can e found on the readings and events page.
Wendy has a BSc in biomedical science from Hull university, a BA in English Literature with the Open University, she has just completed an MA in creative writing with Manchester met and is in the second year of a PhD in poetry with Hull university.
If you would like to enquire about critiquing or private mentoring, please contact Wendy on this address: firstname.lastname@example.org