Susannah Greenblatt is a creative writing professor, writing coach, and private tutor based in Brooklyn. During her years working in the publishing industry, Susannah stayed up late nights and weekends to write her own fiction and essays. In 2021, she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship in Creative Writing and moved to Madrid to work on her novel. Upon returning to the States, she began an MFA in Fiction at New York University as a Goldwater Fellow. She teaches Introduction to Prose and Poetry to NYU undergraduates and co-facilitates a writing workshop for patients at Coler Hospital. For Susannah, teaching is as much a creative pursuit as writing stories or novels. She brings imaginative thinking and inventiveness to her work with students, so that every reader can find their way into literature and every writer can find their voice.
As a writer herself, Susannah knows how to navigate the writing process on a deadline—from brainstorming to drafting to revision. She works closely with students and adults of all ages to tackle college essays, academic papers, and professional presentations. Throughout the process, her students hone tools and skills to become strong, clear, and confident writers. As a writing coach, Susannah is hands-on: she will open up the hood of a piece of writing to see what’s working and what can be tightened-up so that the prose runs smoothly. (It should be noted that, in typical New Yorker fashion, Susannah knows very little about actual cars.) Years of editorial work for magazines and book publishers sharpened Susannah’s eye for comma splices and dangling modifiers but also for the bigger picture: how a piece of writing can best reach its audience and achieve its purpose.
In addition to writing coaching, Susannah offers private tutoring in English (grammar, writing, literature, SAT, SAT II, AP), Spanish (conversation, reading, writing, SAT II, AP), history, and ELL. She also coaches test preparation for the SAT, ACT, and ISEE and helps students develop and enhance executive function skills.
Susannah is currently working on her first novel. In her free time she enjoys reading international literature in translation and chasing after her two-and-a-half-year-old niece.