The Granville Series

The first two books in the Granville Series have been shortlisted for Lancashire Book of the Year Award in 2019 and 2021 respectively, making him the first ever self-published author to make the shortlist.

Poet in Residence

Nathan recently became the Poet in Residence for the People’s Powerhouse, with his latest collaboration with them being This is the North (below), created to set the scene – and tone – for the most recent convention in Manchester.

The role will see Nathan work alongside strategic members of the Powerhouse and work towards encapsulating important messages at important times.

This is The North – People’s Powerhouse x Parker Words

Spoken Word

Nathan’s spoken word has travelled far and wide, being witnessed and enjoyed by live audiences across the north-west, with regular appearances in Blackpool, Lancashire, Manchester amongst many others.

Nathan’s flagship piece, To Be Northern, raced towards 880,000 views on Facebook via the Proper Manchester page in January 2021, catapulting him into the world of performance poetry. Another piece, A Letter to Marcus, Jadon and Bukayo, following the Euro 2020(21) final, was also a big hit, racking up over 100,000views.

Recent spoken word commissions include Tyson Fury, Rochdale Football Club and Lightpool Festival to name a few (see below).

Check out Nathan’s Social Media for his poetry videos and upcoming news and events.

Tyson Fury x Parker Words

Rochdale AFC x Parker Words

“We Are Blackpool”

Scribbles From The Seaside

Nathan’s first poetry collection, Scribbles from the Seaside, has been described as authentic, heartfelt and a homage to the north of England. Combining tales of his background, personal challenges around mental health and masculinity and the hope that exists in the world around him, it captures his humour and strength perfectly.

With pitch-perfect illustrations from Grumpy Girl Graphics, this book is not one to be missed!

Lancashire Stories

Lancashire Stories is a new collection of short stories for the people of Lancashire. Featuring stories from 17 brilliant professional authors, available for free for residents of Lancashire, Blackburn with Darwen, and Blackpool.

Working with the library services in Blackpool, and Blackburn with Darwen, we will bring an exciting programme of events and activities to libraries across the region over the next 2 years.

Click here to find out more

Stories from the street

Stories from the Street is a short-story collection co-written by Nathan and young people between the ages of 16 and 25. These stories tell real life accounts of the young people’s experiences of living on the street, the challenges they encountered, the support they accessed – or didn’t – and how they navigated a torrid time in their lives to get back on steady ground. The collection is filled with hope and heartbreak in equal amounts. At all stages Nathan called upon his Youth Work values and experience to ensure this was an empowering experience, where integrity and respect were upheld and, ultimately, the young people felt real ownership of the final product.

For more information on how to purchase Stories from the Street, revenue of which goes back into the Streetlife pot, contact the Streetlife Team via their Facebook page, or email