Writing Tutors

Kevin Holden

Kevin Holden

Writer-in-Residence
I-27
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows

I'm very happy to continue this year as Kirkland's Writer-in-Residence. I graduated from Harvard College in 2005, after which I attended Cambridge (MPhil), the Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA), and Yale (PhD). I am now a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, where I am writing about poetry and philosophy. I have published several books and chapbooks of poetry, as well as translations from French, German, and Russian. Here in Kirkland I organize poetry readings and events, and bring writers to the House for dinners and conversations. I am also one of the BGLTQ tutors and help out with fellowships in the fall. I also host an occasional writing table, where we read texts of our own or by writers we enjoy — everyone is welcome!

Katilau Mbindyo

Katilau Mbindyo

Resident Tutor
M-12
Tutor in: Writing, Drama Society

Hi Kirkland!
My name is Katilau (kah-tee-lah-oo).  I am a third year PhD student in the department of African and African American studies researching African indigenous wisdom and environmental humanities. Prior to living in Cambridge, I lived in New York City,  Poughkeepsie, NY, Houston, TX, Huntington Beach, CA, and Nairobi, Kenya. My pandemic hobbies include: long early morning walks, astrology, pop culture (currently in BTS rabbit hole), crocheting, in-home karaoke, and finding and taking care of houseplant friends. 
Super excited to spend this year in community with you all!