Our Courses Posts

17 October 2018

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

by Katie Smart Events, From Our Students, Our Courses

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 From Our Students, Our Courses

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 Events, Our Courses

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 […]

12 July 2018

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

by Katie Smart Events, Our Courses

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 Our Courses, 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 […]

03 July 2018

The Sarah Quinn BAME Writing Scholarship for YA and Children’s Fiction

by Katie Smart Events, Our Courses

We’re excited to announce that former Curtis Brown Creative student Sarah Quinn is providing a new BAME writing scholarship for our Writing YA and Children’s Fiction online course, taught by author Catherine Johnson. One talented writer of colour will receive a fully-funded place on the 3-month course, which runs this autumn. We want to encourage and support greater diversity amongst our students […]

05 April 2018

Celebrating forty book deals from our students

by Katie Smart Our Courses, Student Successes

Curtis Brown Creative have been running novel writing courses online and in London for almost seven years now, and it’s incredibly important to us that we continue to discover and nurture fresh new voices. This week we got the news that we’d reached a rather exciting milestone – 40 of our students have gone on to get […]

29 March 2018

Finding your trusted readers: What you can get from a CBC course

by Katie Smart From Our Students, Our Courses, Student Successes

Andrea Barton took one of our online Creative Writing Courses, along with fellow course mates, Sarah Linhart and Sarah Hawthorn, with whom she has formed a lasting ‘Pen Pals Writing Group’. Recently they caught up to discuss their experiences studying with CBC … Andrea Barton: I was stuck. I’d written several complete manuscripts but agents had showed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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