Born in Cheshire of a Dundee father, Helen Lawrenson returned to Dundee after graduating from Manchester University in English and Latin. She trained as a teacher at Dundee College of Education, and began her teaching career at Morgan Academy, where she taught for ten years. Since her marriage, Helen has lived in Wormit – spending fifteen years at home, bringing up six children. She then taught at Madras College, and at Kilgraston School in Perthshire. When not reading or writing poetry, Helen may be Scottish Country Dancing or walking Hadrian’s Wall. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Now retired from teaching, Helen has published three collections of poetry, and enjoys giving poetry workshops in schools.
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