Events Posts

01 January 2017

Curtis Brown Creative’s review of the year

by Rufus Purdy Events, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

Another year over; a new one just begun – John and Yoko could just as easily have been singing about creative-writing courses as eliminating global conflict. And though we at Curtis Brown Creative had a wonderful 2016, we’re looking forward every bit as much to the new year. First, though, let’s look back to those […]

19 August 2016

We want to hear your crime, thriller and mystery pitches

by Richard Pike and Rebecca Ritchie Events, From the Agents, Writing Tips

#PitchCB is Curtis Brown’s monthly Twitter pitching party for authors looking for agents. This month (on Friday 26 August) we’re focusing on crime, thriller and mystery novels – and we’ve invited two of the UK’s leading editors to join in: Frankie Gray, Editorial Director at Transworld and Vicki Mellor, Deputy Publishing Director at Headline. To […]

18 August 2016

Former Curtis Brown Creative student Jessie Burton to write her first book for children

by Rufus Purdy Events, Student Successes

A student on our very first creative-writing course back in 2011, author Jessie Burton has since gone on to become a household name. There’s barely a bedside table in Britain that doesn’t hold her bestselling debut The Miniaturist or her recently published follow-up The Muse. And with rights to the two titles sold to many […]

30 June 2016

The Muse by ex-CBC student Jessie Burton is out today

by Rufus Purdy Events, Novels by CBC Alumni, Student Successes

When Jessie Burton came along to our very first creative-writing course with her novel-in-progress The Miniaturist back in 2011, there was no way – even in her wildest dreams – she could have anticipated what would happen next. The Curtis Brown Creative course gave Jessie ‘time and space’ to complete her manuscript, and she went […]

28 June 2016

Five rickety horses: writing advice from David Mitchell

by Rufus Purdy Events, Writing Tips

A couple of weeks ago, students on the current Curtis Brown Creative creative-writing course were lucky enough to be visited by twice Booker-shortlisted novelist David Mitchell, who came in to speak with his literary agent Jonny Geller. David and Jonny spoke entertainingly for a full two hours, and answered questions on everything from the ideas […]

09 May 2016

Enjoy The Curious Arts Festival for just £70

by Eli Keren Events

The Curious Arts Festival is back again, this year on the weekend of 22-24 July. Taking place in the glorious grounds of Pylewell Park, in the heart of the New Forest, the festival celebrates the arts in all their forms; from poetry, music and comedy, to cocktail workshops and snail-racing, as well as a Jabberwocky […]

07 April 2016

The Book of Unwritten Rules is launched at Waterstones

by Rufus Purdy Events, From Our Students

Last night saw the novel-writing students from our Autumn 2011 creative-writing course come back together at Waterstones Piccadilly to launch their short-story anthology The Book of Unwritten Rules. This wonderful collection, featuring stories by the group’s four published authors as well as nine rising literary stars, was toasted with many glasses of wine – and […]

10 March 2016

Discovery Day: In Their Own Words

by Eli Keren Events, Guest Blog, Opinion

  We at Curtis Brown Creative reckon our third Discovery Day at Foyles bookshop was a huge success, but don’t take our word for it. Here’s a collection of personal accounts from some of the authors who attended. These eight were just a few of the many, many writers – in excess of 700, in fact […]

09 March 2016

Discovery Day: Writing Tips

by Rufus Purdy Events, Writing Tips

Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh’s Discovery Day at Foyle’s Bookshop gave hundreds of aspiring authors the opportunity to sit down for a private 6-minute pitch with one of our literary agents. It was an opportunity to receive some personalised feedback, to practice the pitch and to learn more about how the publishing industry works. Here, we’ve […]

01 December 2015

#cbctips Collected – Anna Davis

by Leonora Craig Cohen Events, Writing Tips

As part of Curtis Brown and Conville & Walsh’s recent #DiscoveryDay Online – a Twitter based event for new writers – Curtis Brown Creative ran a ‘novel-writing advice’ session. Our Director Anna Davis, plus published alumni Antonia Honeywell and Kate Hamer, took over the @cbcreative Twitter account to tweet some invaluable #CBCTips for writers. Here […]

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