Course News Posts

08 August 2019

Introducing the Jane Fallon Scholarship winner

by Katie Smart Course News

We are thrilled to announce that Clare Milling has been awarded the Jane Fallon Scholarship. Clare will join our 6-month online novel-writing course, taught by Lisa O’Donnell, this September. We received over 140 applications, and competition was high! We are immensely grateful to everyone who applied and were overwhelmed by the quality of writing. We […]

09 July 2019

Announcing a newbie on the CBC team …

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

We’re delighted to announce an exciting new joiner at Curtis Brown Creative: Jennifer Kerslake, currently editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, The Orion Publishing Group, starts work with us in September as Senior Manager – Courses and Operations.  Jennifer says she’s “delighted to be joining Curtis Brown Creative, whose programme of courses I have long admired for their creative ambition and […]

02 July 2019

Curtis Brown Creative to run writing courses in Dubai

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We’ve teamed up with The Emirates Literature Foundation to take CBC tutor and bestselling author Laura Barnett (The Versions of Us, Greatest Hits) to Dubai this October to teach two fiction writing courses, one for new writers and one for experienced writers. This is the first time that CBC courses will be held in Dubai. Isobel Abulhoul, CEO […]

15 May 2019

Major US agency ICM Partners to work with CBC on a special transatlantic online course

by Katie Smart Course News, Events

We are thrilled to announce that the major US agency ICM Partners is to join forces with us on a special six-month online novel-writing course starting this September – providing 15 talented writing students with a unique opportunity to connect with literary agents from both the US and the UK and to glean knowledge and […]

28 February 2019

YA and children’s fiction authors who’ve taken our writing courses

by Katie Smart Course News, From Our Students

We’ve been running creative writing courses from Curtis Brown’s offices in London since 2011 – our selective-entry novel-writing courses are at the heart of what we do, and we’re really proud of our students’ achievements. From discovering fresh voices and helping them to get the best out of their novels – to guiding authors through practical aspects of the industry – […]

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 […]

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