Writer & Creative Writing Tutor
Surrey Adult Learning
“Ruth is a very encouraging tutor who is positive and enthusiastic."
- Student, Woking Summer 2016
Write Away! Course
"So easy to get writing with a great group of like minded people and your excellent tuition." - Student, April 2016
Bridport Prize Flash Fiction 2018
"In the space of less than a page we get a sense of character, a
sense of the way his mind works." Monica Ali - Judge Flash Fiction
Ruth Brandt
I am a prize-winning writer and creative writing tutor. Born and raised in Bristol, I studied Mathematics and Physics BSc at London University before discovering my passion for writing which led me to study the MFA in Creative Writing at Kingston University (Distinction).
My main love is prose writing. My short stories, both literary and commercial, have been widely published in magazines, anthologies and online, read at literary festivals and performed. I have written novels and had poetry published and a play performed.
Swans on the Sculpture by the Lakes
Sculpture by the Lake
Creative Writing - 16 March 2019

Sculpture by the Lakes provides a vibrant and peaceful park setting for this creative writing course.
Old Tree At Surrey Wildlife Trust
Surrey Wildlife Trust
Wild Writing – 30 June 2019

Nower Wood’s ancient woodland provides an inspirational setting for writing.
Horsley Tower in Sunshine
Write Away!
Write Away! – 7-9 June 2019

A friendly and supportive weekend for up to 10 writers, providing the opportunity for writers to immerse themselves in their writing.
West Dean College
West Dean College
Short Story Writing - 19-22 April 2019

Starting with Setting - Learn to write compelling short stories using setting - place and time - as your starting point at West Dean College, a centre of excellence, creativity and tranquillity.
View of Hotel Leone
Hotel Leone Italy
Creative Writing - 9-16 May 2020, Sat-Sat

A special week-long creative writing retreat at the Hotel Leone, Le Marche, one of the few places of unspoilt diversity and beauty in Italy.
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Surrey Adult Learning - SAL
Various classes

My classes in Woking, Guildford and Esher are suitable for anyone who wants to start writing creatively or for anyone who already writes and who wants to develop their skills.