Course News Posts

19 December 2018

What creative writing course do YOU think CBC should run?

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

As 2018 draws to a close, the CBC team is thinking hard about what Curtis Brown Creative will do in 2019 – and particularly about what our next new online creative writing courses should be … We’re definitely going to launch a brand new course in 2019, and we’d be really interested to hear from […]

23 November 2018

Meet Elliot Sweeney, our latest HW Fisher Scholarship winner

by Katie Smart Course News

We’re delighted to announce that Elliot Sweeney has been awarded the HW Fisher Scholarship for his novel-in-progress Brown Eyed Girl.

08 November 2018

Celebrating 55 commercial publishing deals for our former students

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

It was only this summer that we announced the 50th former CBC student  to gain a major publishing deal. In just a few short months we have received news of a further five exciting deals for our alumni – some of them brokered at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair – a major annual trade fair […]

17 October 2018

Introducing the Sarah Quinn BAME Writing scholar for YA and children’s fiction

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

We are pleased to announce that Mayowa Asaju has been awarded the BAME Writing Scholarship for YA and Children’s Fiction, generously funded by former CBC student Sarah Quinn. Mayowa has joined the 3-month Writing YA and Children’s Fiction course, taught by Catherine Johnson, which started this week. We’ve been delighted by the positive response that we’ve had to the scholarship since […]

12 September 2018

Introducing the Marian Keyes Novel-Writing Scholar

by Katie Smart Course News

We are thrilled to announce that Liz Xifaras is the winner of the Marian Keyes Novel-Writing Scholarship. Liz has joined the 6-month online novel-writing course, taught by Lisa O’Donnell, which kicked-off this week. We received over 200 applications, the most that we’ve ever had for a scholarship place, and competition was hot! We are immensely grateful to everyone who […]

31 August 2018

The HW Fisher Scholarship for novel-writing is now open for applications

by Katie Smart Course News

We’ve partnered with top London chartered accountancy firm HW Fisher to provide a writing bursary, to give one talented writer of limited financial means a fully funded place on our next three-month course in London, taught by Charlotte Mendelson. This is the sixth scholarship place that HW Fisher have sponsored and we would like to thank them for their […]

09 August 2018

CBC celebrates 50 commercial publishing deals for its novel-writing students

by Katie Smart Course News

This week at Curtis Brown Creative we reached our half-century, our golden anniversary … that’s right, our 50th former novel-writing student has gone on to get a major publishing deal and we couldn’t be more thrilled. We are so proud of each and every one of our students, and here’s to the next 50! In honour of […]

20 July 2018

From creative writing student to author of Waterstones Crime Thriller of the Month

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

In the past few years Waterstones has proved its ability to ‘make’ a book, through its influential ‘book of the month’ promotion. Each month the bookshop picks four paperbacks: a fiction and non-fiction title, a children’s book and a thriller. It was this time last year that Jane Harper’s The Dry held the coveted ‘thriller’ spot, which was key […]

12 July 2018

Curtis Brown Creative launches three new children’s picture book courses

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

Some of you may have been wondering what these teaser pictures posted on our Twitter this week were about, well now we’re excited to finally let the cat out of the bag … We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been working with children’s author-illustrators: Sarah McIntyre and David O’Connell (above), to create 3 brand-new online courses. Following on […]

05 July 2018

How to prepare your application material for a Curtis Brown Creative novel-writing course

by Anna Davis Course News, Writing Tips

All of our longer creative writing courses, in London or online (whether 3 or 6 months), have a selective applications process. When the closing date for the course arrives, the CBC team sit down to read everything we’ve received and select the 15 we consider to be the strongest from the applications received. We look closely […]

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