About Kate Hendry

The Lost Original is available to buy from Happenstance Press.



Kate Hendry is a writer, teacher and editor, living in Edinburgh.

She was the 2013-14 Scottish  Book Trust Reader in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. She has taught English and creative writing for the Open University, in prisons, FE colleges and schools. She runs the Nothing But the Poem reading groups at the Scottish Poetry Library.

Her poetry has been published in many magazines and anthologies, including Agenda, The North, Northwords Now and The Rialto. Her first collection, The Lost Original is published by Happenstance Press.

Her short fiction has also been widely published. Her story ‘My Husband Wants to Talk to Me Again’ was selected for Salt’s Best British Short Stories 2016. Other stories can be found in New Writing Scotland, Mslexia and the Bridport Anthology 2009. In 2008 she received a Scottish Arts Council New Writer’s Bursary.

Kate Hendry has published articles and resources on prison education, in The Reader, Scottish Justice Matters and RaPAL. She founded and edited STIR, the national creative arts magazine for prisons and The Poem Goes to Prison anthology for the Scottish Poetry Library. She edited the second edition of Tools of the Trade: Poems for New Doctor, also for the Scottish Poetry Library and is currently co-editing an anthology for new teachers.

She has a degree in English, a PhD from St Andrews University and a Teaching Qualification in Further Education from the University of Stirling and a PGDE (secondary) from the University of Edinburgh. She is registered with the General Teaching Council of Scotland and is a member of the PVG scheme.

A member of the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature scheme, Kate Hendry is available to run creative writing workshops and reading groups for adults and children.


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