Captain Helen Storey
Ph.D. - Bath Spa University, U.K. (candidate)
M.F.A. - University of Virginia
B.A. - University of Virginia
Helen Storey has been teaching literature and writing for over twenty years while maintaining academic and professional engagement in the visual and decorative arts. Aside from teaching, her background includes editing, technical writing and publishing, copywriting for engineering firms, graphic design for NASA and a variety of publications. She has also served as fiction editor and poetry editor on national publications. CPT Storey has published poetry, fiction, and nonfiction and has won a number of awards for her fiction. She is the daughter of a Navy pilot from Idaho and a painter from London, and is particularly interested in the value and dynamics of creativity within the military. She has taught literature, rhetoric, fiction writing, creative nonfiction, and composition at the University of Virginia and James Madison University where she also started E-Vision, a journal of undergraduate writing. At VMI, she has taught Fiction Writing, Poetry Writing, and Writing for the Professions among other courses including an independent study on the theory and practice of the novel. She redesigned Sounding Brass in 2011 while serving as its Executive Editor. Many of her students have read at Studio 11, have placed in the VMI Creative Arts Contest, and have published in Sounding Brass and other forums. For the last two years in a row, her students have also won the Sir Moses Ezekiel Award. She currently teaches Genre Studies-Fiction, Genre Studies-Poetry and ERH 101 and also serves as Coordinator of the VMI Writing Center.