Kate Hendry, poet, writer and teacher, has been writing professionally for more than 20 years. Widely published in magazines such as Harpers, New Writing Scotland, Mslexia, and The North, Hendry’s  work ranges from poems to short stories, articles and occasional blogs. Her short story ‘Don’t Say Anything’ was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. With the support of a New Writer’s Bursary, Hendry recently finished her first novel, Home After Home. In 2016, her first collection of poems will be published by Happenstance Press.

Kate Hendry has taught creative writing in various contexts – schools, colleges, universities, libraries and prisons. She is currently available to run creative writing workshops in community and educational settings. Kate was the 2013-14 Scottish Book Trust Reader in Residence at the National Library of Scotland. This year, she is running the monthly Nothing But the Poem reading groups at the Scottish Poetry Library.  


Kate Hendry is an experienced editor of publications, magazines and poetry. The award-winning national magazine, STIR, a creative arts magazine for Scottish prisons, was founded and edited by Hendry. She edited The Poem Goes to Prison for the Scottish Poetry Library, and is currently co-editing the second edition of Tools of The Trade, also for the Scottish Poetry Library. 

Since 2013, Kate Hendry has been teaching English Literature at Edinburgh Napier University. Hendry’s teaching career dates back to 1996, when she taught at St. Andrews University while studying for her PhD. She taught arts courses for the Open University for a decade, including Creative Writing. In 2013,  Kate Hendry earned her Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE) from the University of Stirling, and registered with the GTCS.