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. She has a full collection, Gifts the Mole Gave Me published by Valley Press. In 2017 Wendy’s poem The God of Small Things was highly commended in the Manchester cathedral Prize. You can find details of her readings on the readings page. Wendy is delighted that her next full collection will also be published by Valley Press.
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 be found on the readings and events page. Wendy is also a columnist for Yorkshire Life Magazine.
Wendy has a BSc in biomedical science from Hull university, a BA in English Literature with the Open University, an MA in creative writing with Manchester met and is in the third year of a part time 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