Department of English & Creative Writing:
Kathleen Jones, Royal Literary Fellow
Want Help With Your Academic Writing?
Royal Literary Fellow at Lancaster University 2010-11
Biographer, poet and short story writer
"Kathleen Jones is a skilled and subtle biographer, who has written grippingly and with great empathy about female hardship and creativity." Pamela Norris, Literary Review
"A powerful female voice" - Carol Ann Duffy
"Her narratives are uncluttered and direct, her analysis complex and sometimes surprising." Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph
"Jones has brought to the work a scholar's regard for fact, a novelist's regard for form, and a poet's regard for cadence." Dr Sarah Sandley, review, The Story-teller, Penguin NZ
Kathleen Jones can help you to:
1. Improve your writing skills
2. Develop an argument
3. Give structure to your essays, reports and dissertations
4. Add flow and clarity to your writing
5. Tackle the complexities of punctuation, grammar, spelling etc
6. Improve your exam techniques
All Students - All Subjects
Kathleen has been an RLF Fellow since 2006, advising students from both arts and science faculties on writing issues.
She also tutors Creative Writing at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
She is based in Room B205, County College on Mondays, Tuesdays and occasional Wednesdays during term time.
Appointments can be booked by email at any time, or by telephoning or calling at the office on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Telephone: 01524 (5) 94875
Room: County B205
Who is Kathleen Jones?
Born and brought up on a hill farm in the north of England, Kathleen Jones read law and then English Literature at university. She spent several years in Africa and the Middle East - where she worked in English broadcasting - before returning home. Her published work includes radio journalism, articles for magazines and newspapers, poetry, short fiction and eleven books - a mixture of biography, general non-fiction and two poetry collections.
Her biographies include: A Glorious Fame (Bloomsbury), the life of Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle – one of the first published women writers; A Passionate Sisterhood (Virago) - an account of the lives of the women who lived with the ‘lake poets’, which Sue Limb described as ‘a fascinating, marvellous, utterly absorbing book . . . the stuff your English teacher never told you.’; Learning not to be First, a life of the Victorian poet Christina Rossetti (OUP) which was Doris Lessing’s ‘book of the year’, and a best-selling biography of Catherine Cookson (Time Warner). Her latest biography The Story-teller, is about the life of Katherine Mansfield and was published by Penguin in August 2010.
Further information at: www.kathleenjones.co.uk
All one to one meetings are entirely confidential and are independent of the university.