Nick Scott a writer from Tauranga completes ARTbop’s Q&A:-
Nick Scott having tea with ARTbop at Le Chat Noir in Greerton
1. Who are you? I’m Nick Scott. I’m a writer and a volunteer teacher. I have a BA from Waikato University in Politics and English. In 2011-12 I did a Te Reo Maori language course at the Wananga which was then in Wharf Street in Tauranga. I’ve been a member of Tauranga Writers Group. Both my parents were teachers. My Dad has recently retired as a primaryschool principal.
2. What is your field of creative endeavour? I’m primarily a fiction writer. I have collaborated on and self-published a book of Maori place names; The Traveller’s Guide to Maori Place Names. I’ve written about New Zealand towns for a travel publication. Since 2005 I’ve been volunteering with Idea Services where I’m a creative writing teacher and tutor. I have recently collaborated on a children’s story – The Lost Duck and a story based on my grandparent’s journey to New Zealand. I contribute film reviews to ARTbop. I’ve also contributed an episodic crime novel and a crime-flavouredshort story.
3. Where is your studio/where are you based? I’m based in Greerton in Tauranga South in the Bay of Plenty.
4. What do you want the community to know? I’m available as a teacher/writer if you need assistance to
develop your writing. I can be contacted on 027 392 0005 If you are interested you can also email Nick firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Your creative background? I think my creative background comes from my father reading me stories and
classic poems when I was young. I think this played a large part in my interest in creativity and my creative
6. Your creative achievements? I’m pleased with my episodic novel Temple’s Job. When I was a student at the
Wananga we were required to make an oral presentation as part of our course. I created my speech around a hand puppet. This was a really memorable personal event for me. In 2004 I was involved in wine making in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. I developed a harmonica riff and wrote a song Black Rot Blues as part of my degree course.
7. Future creative plans? I’ve got a screenplay and hope to finish a film I 2022. I want to do more of the travel
8. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be? One of my Grandmothers is from Croatia so I’d like to visit the gum digging districts of Northland. I’d love to see the old Tolaga Bay Wharf and the old fish and chip shop.
9. Who would you like meet? Albert Einstein.
10. Anything else? I ’m aware I’ve not reached my creative peak.
You can read Nick’s film reviews in the Review Visual archives of ARTbop. Nick’s most recent review was of “Belfast”
You’ll also find Nick’s episodic novel “Temple’s Job” in the archives of Words. It also features in the section Puha words from the land as the work of a New Zealand writer. Here’s Episode One
And here’s Nick’s short story “Doppelganger” also in Words Puha words from the land
Q&A content from Nick Scott during a cup of tea at Le Chat Noir Greerton. Images ARTbop