Kate Hendry

Hi, I'm Kate Hendry - writer, editor, tutor

Kate Hendry is a widely published writer of poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Her work can be found in Harpers, New Writing Scotland, Mslexia, The North and many other publications. She was shortlisted for the Bridport prixe in 2009 and has been awarded a Scottish Book trust new Writer's Bursary. Her first collections of poems will be published by Happenstance Press in 2016. Kate is an experienced editor of poetry, learner publications and magazines. She founded an edited STIR, the award-winning national magazine for the creative arts in Scottish prisons. She is currently editing the second edition of Tools of the Trade for the Scottish Poetry Library. Kate is a creative and innovative teacher, with over fifteen years' experience teaching English, Communication, Creative Writing and Media to students in FE, HE and in prisons. She currently teaches English at Edinburgh Napier University. She runs creative writing workshops in the community, for adults and children. She runs the Nothing But the Poem reading groups at the Scottish Poetry Library. For further information go to www.katehendry.net

Kate Hendry's Background

Kate Hendry's Experience

Reader in Residence at National Library of Scotland

September 2013 - Present | Edinburgh

Creating new audiences for the National Library of Scotland

Visiting Lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University

September 2013 - Present | Edinburgh

Teaching English and creative writing to undergraduates, including courses on Edinburgh in literature, 19th century fiction and Shakespeare.

Lecturer at Napier University

September 2012 - Present | Edinburgh

Teaching in the School of English

Writer at .

1995 - Present

I write short fiction and poetry which has been published in various anthologies and magazines, including Agenda, the Bridport Prize 2009, Harpers, Mslexia, New Writing Scotland, The North and The Rialto. I was a runner up in the 2009 Bridport Competition. With the support of a Creative Scotland New Writer's Bursary, I have recently finished my first novel, Home after Home. I run two writing groups, one for fiction writers and one for poets.

Reader in Residence at Scottish Book Trust

September 2013 - September 2014 | National Library of Scotland

The aim of the residency was to broaden audiences for the General Collections of the NLS (everything post 1901). I ran a series of open days at the NLS called The Hidden Library, aimed at new audiences. The residency culminated in a one-day conference on reading and identity.

Lecturer at Motherwell College

February 2001 - December 2012

I taught Creative Writing, English, Communications and Media at HMP Shotts, Barlinnie and Greenock.

Associate Lecturer at The Open University

2000 - 2011

I taught Living Arts, An Introduction to Humanities and Creative Writing to undergraduates.

Postgraduate Tutor at St Andrews university

October 1996 - June 2000

I taught Tragedy, Modern Poetry and Renaissance Literature to undergraduates.

Kate Hendry's Education

The University of Stirling

2011 – 2013

Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE)

University of St. Andrews

1995 – 1999

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Concentration: English Literature (British and Commonwealth)

The University of Glasgow

1989 – 1993


Concentration: English Language and Literature

Kate Hendry's Interests & Activities

Reading groups, gardening, jogging, drawing, meditation