Events Posts

23 May 2018

Join CBC’s 7th Birthday writing challenge!

by Anna Davis Events

It’s our 7th birthday! I know, I know – not as young as we used to be, but I reckon we’ve still got it! Jake Arnott and I opened our boardroom doors to 15 students for the very first CBC novel-writing course back in May 2011 – and it all went so swimmingly that in September I […]

02 May 2018

Curious Arts Festival July 2018

by Katie Smart Events

Once again, we’re delighted to offer our CBC newsletter subscribers an exclusive special offer of 25% off the price of tickets for the Curious Arts Festival – the most boutique and bohemian literary and music festival that you’re likely to encounter this summer, founded and co-run by our lovely colleague Clare Conville from the C+W agency. It all takes place on […]

19 March 2018

Fully-funded scholarship for our next London-based 3-month course

by Katie Smart Events, Our Courses

We at Curtis Brown Creative are delighted to be offering one paid scholarship place on our upcoming London-based Three-Month Novel-Writing Course, running from 25th April to 18th July. For the fifth time, HW Fisher & Company Chartered Accountants are generously providing the full funding for one student of limited financial means to join the course. The CBC team […]

02 March 2018

#AskAnna Twitter Q&A session

by Anna Davis Events,

Hi everyone, On 8th March, from 3pm-4pm (UK-time) I’m going to answer questions about writing and publishing on Twitter. If you’d like to take part, just tweet your questions, including the hashtag #AskAnna, and tagging @cbcreative. I’ll answer as many as I can in the hour-long event. Don’t tweet them until 3pm (UK-time) on 8th […]

23 February 2018

CBC writing classes at this year’s Laugharne Weekend festival

by John Williams Events, Guest Blog, Our Courses,

For the second year running, Curtis Brown Creative will be running creative writing workshops at the Laugharne Weekend – an eccentric and bohemian festival, taking place in West Wales this April. Here’s festival organiser John Williams to tell you more: CBC and the Laugharne Weekend festival got acquainted last year, when their excellent tutor Nikita […]

04 January 2018

Jeffrey Archer visits the Curtis Brown Creative Students

by Jack Hadley Events, From Our Students, Our Courses

We’re lucky to have some fantastic visiting speakers for our London-based courses, from top publishers and editors such as Mary Mount, and Louisa Joyner, to writers as diverse as William Boyd and Jess Kidd. Recently we were delighted to welcome back our regular guest Jeffrey Archer. He came in to speak to our three-month course, alongside his literary agent and […]

18 December 2017

CBC’s Twelve Days of Christmas literary quiz

by Anna Davis Events

Welcome to Curtis Brown Creative’s Grand Twelve Days of Christmas literary quiz! If you show yourself to be sufficiently bookish you might win a free place on a six-week online novel-writing course (worth £200) – either for yourself or for the writer in your life. On each of the twelve days of Christmas we’ve been posting […]

12 December 2017

The Miniaturist by former CBC student Jessie Burton to begin on BBC1 this Boxing Day

by Rufus Purdy Events, Novels by CBC Alumni

When then-actress and office temp Jessie Burton turned up for the first session of her Curtis Brown Creative writing course back in 2011, she would never have imagined the novel she was to work on over the next three months – The Miniaturist – would end up as one of the main events of the […]

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 […]

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