Kate Moorhead-Kuhn (KR Moorhead) is a Lecturer in Creative Writing on the undergraduate English Literature and Creative Writing degree programme. She originally came to UEA as a study abroad student from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she earned her BA in English in 2005. She went on to complete an MA in Prose Fiction at UEA in 2007 before publishing her first novel, The First Law of Motion in the US with St Martin's Press in 2009.
Besides her BA in English from Temple, and her MA in Creative Writing from UEA, Kate also holds a PG Certificate in Higher Education Practice, is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is currently studying for a second MA in Education Practice and Research in UEA's school of Education.
She teaches on both the Autumn and Spring first year CW modules, as well as the second year Prose workshop module. She convenes the third year CW Dissertation module and supervises many CW Prose dissertations. Additionally, Kate convenes and teaches the International Summer School CW module and the second year Intro to Creative Writing module for students outside of the ELCW programme.
She is interested in teaching Creative Writing to students for whom English is not their first language, as well as looking at Creative writing through the lens of Intersectional Feminism.
Outside of teaching, Kate is the Study Abroad Academic Coordinator for LDC, the current chair of the Creative Writing Committee, and the organiser and host of UEA Live: a series of live literature events featuring up-and-coming and established writers alongside current UG and PG Creative Writing students.