Events Posts

28 April 2017

CBC on the road: The Laugharne Weekend

by Anna Davis Events,

When I phoned Nikita Lalwani to brief her on the arrangements for the three-day writing course she was about to teach for us at The Laugharne Weekend Festival in West Wales, I said, ‘Be warned – this isn’t going to be like one of our normal creative writing courses. It’s all going to be a bit Spirit-of-Laugharne.’ […]

21 April 2017

Woo woo – One Free place on our Starting to Write Your Novel Course

by Anna Davis Events,

CALLING ALL WRITERS … Today – 21st April, is #PitchCB over on Twitter. Go take a look. It’s your chance to pitch your novel to our agents in a tweet. If they ‘like’ your pitch, they’ll invite you to send in your novel … Well, this month, CBC is joining in by offering a free place […]

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 […]

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

When not running creative writing courses, Curtis Brown Creative is a huge supporter of what else goes on in the Curtis Brown Books Department. #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 […]

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 the very first of our creative writing courses in London 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 […]

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 the very first of our creative writing courses 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 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

Students on our London creative writing courses are regularly visited by top authors and agents. And, a couple of weeks ago, students on the current Curtis Brown Creative novel-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 […]

09 May 2016

Enjoy The Curious Arts Festival for just £70

by Eli Keren Events

The Curious Arts Festival – run by Clare Conville of C&W – 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 […]

07 April 2016

The Book of Unwritten Rules is launched at Waterstones

by Rufus Purdy Events, From Our Students

Last night saw the students from our Autumn 2011 creative writing courses 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 – […]

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