Our Courses Posts

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 […]

21 January 2018

Reviewing the first draft: how to read your own novel

by Anna Davis From the Agents, Our Courses, Writing Tips

In the excitement of typing ‘The End’ on your completed first draft, you could be forgiven for thinking you’re all set to start sending your work out to literary agents (many students on our creative writing courses have fallen into this trap). But I would always recommend you go the extra mile (or indeed the […]

13 January 2018

A tutor’s story: When you’re told your creative writing student has a book deal

by Anna Davis Guest Blog, Our Courses, Student Successes,

Christopher Wakling has taught many creative writing courses  for CBC, both in London and online. A quick bit of adding up shows that Chris has been the tutor of more of our published alumni than anyone else on the team – including Kate Hamer, Nicholas Searle, Lisa Williamson, SD Sykes, Catherine Bennetto – and most recently Maria Realf and James Hall. […]

12 January 2018

Introducing the winner of the Scrivener Scholarship

by Jack Hadley Our Courses

At Curtis Brown Creative we are committed to offering students of limited financial means the chance to get a place on one of our creative writing courses. Often our funded places will come from incredibly generous author-clients, like Felicia Yap’s Yesterday Scholarship from last year. We also get fantastic support from a number of businesses, including the […]

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