Author, Spoken Artist, Youth Worker, Northerner

Find out more about me and what I get up to below

Working Class grit and Northern wit.

Nathan Parker is an independent author and spoken artist from Blackpool. Proud of his northern roots, Nathan is a keen champion of northern voices, committed to enabling people of all ages to engage with words, stories and conversations.

Nathan has a background in Youth Work, having worked in the community, schools, colleges and hostels in Blackpool and the North-West for over 13 years. His vision is to combine youth work values and approaches with the topic of literacy to engage and motivate people to access reading, writing and storytelling, removing barriers and enabling confidence.

Workshops, talks and Gigs…

Find out more about various services and how to book Nathan for various workshops and live performances.

Educational Visits

Community Services

Guest Speaking

Live Events & Gigs

Corporate Commissions

The Granville Series

Nathan’s writing combines real life grit and adversity into thrilling plot lines with authentic characters who you can’t help but build a connection with.

“Nathan Parker visited our school to work with some of our most underperforming pupils, in terms of their attainment in narrative writing. From the first word he said, he had them hooked. He encouraged all the pupils to make links to their own lives when thinking of setting and characters and modelled how he had done this effectively in his own published book by sharing with them some gripping extracts. This simple, yet clever approach meant that some of the pupils produced some of the most authentic narrative writing I have ever read from them. Whilst they were writing, he also circulated the room giving every pupil some personalised advice and feedback, which they acted upon to make improvements to their work. Nathan is incredibly relatable; he is open, honest and has a brilliant manner with the pupils. For these reasons, our youngsters wanted to impress him, with some of them even choosing to come back at lunch time to carry on working with him! All the English teachers here at Millfield agree that he had a positive impact on the work of our youngsters, and we look forward to working with him again in the future.”

Assistant Head and English Lead, Millfield Science and Performing Arts College

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Nathan. Not only is he a talented wordsmith he is superb with people. He has guided the vulnerable young people that access Streetlife through a creative process with complete integrity. He has been able to develop an atmosphere whereby the young people felt safe, valued and heard. Nathan then helped them to capture their experiences in the written word. Consent was imperative and Nathan ensured that the young people were fully on board with sharing their personal memories. We plan to continue working with Nathan on some new projects and would not hesitate to recommend him.”

Jane Hugo, CEO Streetlife, Blackpool

“We approached Nathan to perform at our annual Christmas event, after a tough year and battling through the pandemic we wanted to give something to our Staff as a thank you for all their effort and commitment, we wanted something out of the ordinary and that would last long in the memory. Nathan put together two poems based on the short conversations I and some senior staff had have with him, one about the company’s history and one as a thank you for all the efforts in 2021, we were amazed how good it was after the first draft and only made a couple of minor changes ahead of the event. Nathan then performed these pieces amazingly well and was the standout memory of an exceptional annual event and probably my favourite act out of the 13 years doing these events We’ve had many celebrities and TV rated comedians in the past, but this was special and bespoke. Nathan is Easy to work with, amazing at what he does and a top bloke. If anyone is looking to give their staff a special thank you or just some top-class entertainment at a corporate or work event I would look no further.”

Matt Cairns, Managing Director, Eleven Sports Media