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Susanna Jones

Tuition and Workshops 
for Creative Writers


Image by Hannah Olinger


The new term starts in September. More workshops

and writing sessions will be added soon.

Saturday Workshops:

September 4th, 10–11.45am: Starting Your Novel. £18.

(see Saturday Workshop tab for info)

Weekly Writing Hour:

Days and times to be confirmed soon.

One-to-one tuition and mentoring:

A few spaces available for one-off tuition or 6-week mentoring

packages. (see Tuition and Mentoring tab for info)

Contact for further information.


Susanna Jones is the author of several novels, including THE EARTHQUAKE BIRD which was recently made into a Netlix Original film starring Alicia Vikander.  She is currently working on new screenwriting projects.


She has been teaching for more than thirty years and from 2005 to 2018 was the main fiction tutor on the MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway University of London. Many of her former students have gone on to publish novels and win awards. She has taught writers of all levels, from beginners to PhD students. She now specialises in mentoring and teaching small groups. From spring 2021 she hopes to be out and about again, teaching workshops in Brighton, London and elsewhere. Find out more.

For information about bespoke mentoring packages, please get in touch.



Photo: Nora Gombos


 'I felt a little ambivalent about joining an online writing course but it turned out to have been such a good move. Somehow I found it easier to focus, not harder, and the fact that I could simply continue with what I was writing the moment the class finished made for some very productive Sunday evenings. Susanna is just lovely. She has a knack for nudging you gently towards fresh perspectives, different angles. In just a few sessions I found myself thinking very differently about what I was writing, what I could be writing, and why. Not at all what I’d expected!'

Jo O

'Susanna's artful teaching method helps you get those words down on paper with no pain or shame. Inspiring!'

Madeleine C

'Susanna is a brilliant creative writing teacher and mentor who is now mentoring me through my second book. She has that rare capacity to pinpoint exactly what works and doesn’t work in a piece of writing, and why. Whether you need help with overall structure and direction, or a close critical reading with a scrupulous editor’s eye, she will give you the best possible support to transform your writing.'

Hilary S

'Susanna was my tutor on the MA and I looked forward to her classes every week. Her feedback was always spot on and encouraged me to reflect on my writing in new ways and dig a little deeper. Susanna is one of those rare breeds of people who both excels at her craft but is also able to pass on her knowledge and years of experience in an engaging way. She is just a brilliant tutor and I can't recommend her highly enough.'

Nora G

'Susanna Jones was an outstanding lecturer on my MA course in creative writing - her books were one of the reasons that I chose the course.  She provided clear and helpful teaching on how to produce the best writing, together with incisive critical feedback.  Being such a talented author herself gave her a unique insight into the most effective ways to encourage budding writers.  I have no doubt that my work measurably improved as a result of her efforts.'

David B