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Events Posts

27 May 2021

Celebrating our favourite moments from #10YearsofCBC

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

Anna Davis, Founder and Director Has it REALLY been ten whole years since Curtis Brown Creative first opened its doors? It honestly feels like yesterday that I greeted those first fifteen nervous students in the agency’s reception area and led them through to the boardroom to start their three-month novel-writing course. I only hope they […]

18 May 2021

Announcing the Discoveries Prize shortlist

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events

We’re delighted to share the inaugural Discoveries Prize shortlist. This list features six works-in-progress from unpublished women writers currently residing in the UK and Ireland. Over 2,300 women submitted their works of fiction to the inaugural Discoveries prize for an unpublished first novel, 73% of whom live outside London. Sixteen authors were initially longlisted by […]

06 May 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Anna Davis

by Anna Davis Events, Writing Tips

Welcome one and all to our Double Birthday #WriteCBC! Yep, Curtis Brown Creative is 10 years old today – and actually, #WriteCBC is 3 years old. The team will be convening in my garden later on to eat pizza and cake and raise a glass – and I have to say, it will be so […]

05 May 2021

Announcing the Discoveries Prize longlist

by Discoveries Discoveries, Events

We’re delighted to share the inaugural Discoveries Prize longlist. This list features 16 works-in-progress from unpublished women writers currently residing in the UK and Ireland. These 16 titles have been selected by the Chair of judges Kate Mosse and her judging panel: bestselling author Abi Daré, literary agent Lucy Morris, Curtis Brown Creative’s founder and Managing Director Anna Davis, […]

01 April 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Anna Bailey

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

Welcome to our April edition of #WriteCBC. I hope you’re looking forward to the long, sunny (fingers crossed) Easter holiday weekend. But first get ready to be inspired by our latest writing challenge! If you haven’t taken part in a #WriteCBC competition before, we’re delighted to have you join our writing community – and you […]

24 March 2021

We’re hiring: Two job vacancies at Curtis Brown Creative

by Anna Davis Course News, Events

Two exciting opportunities have arisen at Curtis Brown Creative, the UK’s only agent-led creative writing school. 1. Senior Manager – Courses and Operations (Maternity cover – full-time, or four days per week subject to discussion) Reporting to and working closely with the Managing Director, you will be responsible for managing the delivery of our rolling […]

18 March 2021

Meet some of our talented Breakthrough mentees

by Katie Smart Events, From Our Students

The Breakthrough Writers’ Programme is an initiative offering free courses, mentoring and scholarships for under-represented writers, it is fully funded by CBC, Curtis Brown Literary Agency and partners. We caught up with some of the talented writers currently taking part in our nine-month Breakthrough Mentoring Programme to find out more about what they’re working on […]

04 March 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Cynthia Murphy

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

Welcome to our March edition of #WriteCBC. I hope it’s bright and sunny where you are – it does seem that we’ve been treated to the beginnings of spring this week, with the daffodils, primroses and crocuses emerging after what has felt like a very long winter. I hope you’re feeling positive and inspired – […]

04 February 2021

#WriteCBC tip and task from Frances Quinn

by Jennifer Kerslake Events, Writing Tips

Your protagonist must be believable to hook your reader. This writing task from author Frances Quinn will help you creative a compelling character.

01 January 2021

Creative writing opportunities to kick-start 2021

by Katie Smart Events, Writing Tips

The new year provides the perfect excuse to revaluate goals and priorities as we look forward and think about what we want to work on in 2021. For writers that might mean submitting a book to agents, embarking on a dreaded edit or finally dedicating the time needed to put pen to paper. Whatever your […]

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