Events Posts

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 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 – who had the opportunity […]

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 six-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 – we 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 we’ve collected […]

19 November 2015

Jeffrey Archer picks 100-word short story winners

by Leonora Craig Cohen Events, From Our Students

Bestselling author Jeffrey Archer is a regular visiting speaker on our creative writing courses. He has sales of over 270 million copies in 97 countries and his 17 novels have been translated into more than 37 languages. He has written six collections of short stories, three plays, three children’s books, three volumes of prison diaries and a […]

17 November 2015

Words don’t come easy… or do they?

by Ella Dove Events, From Our Students, Writing Tips

We’re now just over halfway through National Novel-Writing Month (or #NaNoWriMo, as it’s known in its more hashtag-friendly form), in which writers commit to producing 50,000 words of their work-in-progress by the end of November. We’ve covered NaNoWriMo before on the Curtis Brown Creative blog (here and here), but we’ve never actually tried it for […]

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