Helen Kidd is is an editor, reviewer, academic, poet, prose writer, essayist, and tutor. She has taught and designed courses and degrees in English Studies and Creative Writing for 30 years. Her collection Blue Weather won the Cork Manuscript Prize, and she co-edited The Virago Book of Love Poetry. She holds a MSt (Oxford), is PGTHE (Oxford Brookes) and CRB-certificated, and has worked on many cross-arts projects in schools (all levels), hospices, prisons, and hospitals.
Academic Specialisms: Post-colonial Literature (Irish, Scottish, and Afro-Caribbean Literature), Greek Tragedy, Contemporary Poetry and Fiction, Fantasy, Women’s Lit. Modernism/Postmodernism.
Times available: Wednesdays and Thursdays 12-6.00 (provisional)
Rates: £30 for pre-university level
£35 for Creative Writing tutoring
£40 for post-graduate supervision
MSt (Oxford University)
PGTHE (Oxford Brookes)
BA Hons. (Oxford Brookes)
Helen worked for a number of years at Ruskin College where she helped design the BA Hons in English Studies and Creative Writing. She is currently a tutor at OUCDE and additionally runs writing workshops in Venice and Helsinki. She has worked all over Oxfordshire and Berkshire, in schools (such as the Ormerod and Barton primary school), in residential care homes and day care centres (as in Cutteslowe Day Centre and Abingdon Old Station), in prison (HMP Grendon), in MIND centres (for example the Haven, Wantage), hospices (Katherine House and Michael Sobell House) and in the Ley Community Rehabilitation Centre.