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Curtis Brown Creative: Six-Month Novel-Writing Course
Thu 10 Sep 2020 to Thu 4 Mar 2021
This Six-Month Novel-Writing course is our ‘biggest’ London-based course for anyone with writing talent and a strong novel idea who has decided they want to take their writing seriously. Apply by 2nd August 2020.

Tutor Laura Barnett will lead weekly writing workshops; provide one-to-one tutorials on how to write a novel, and give teaching sessions on key topics such as how to create memorable characters and how to develop your story. 

This creative writing course also features five special guest speaker sessions in which literary agents from Curtis Brown and C&W, paired with leading writers and fiction editors, will share their experience and insights with students and answer their questions.

A unique feature of this course is the two ‘mini courses’, each led by published authors.  

There is an application process - apply by 2nd August 2020.

Tutor: Laura Barnett

Laura's first novel, The Versions of Us (2015) was a number-one bestseller, it has been translated into 24 languages, and was shortlisted for Debut of the Year at the British Book Awards. Her second novel, Greatest Hits was published in 2017, with an accompanying soundtrack album by the musician Kathryn Williams. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University's Writing School and taught creative writing for Guardian Masterclasses.

COVID-19: Although the Curtis Brown Creative offices are currently closed due to COVID-19, we are planning to run our full programme of in-person London courses in the autumn provided that proves possible and sensible. In the event of disruption to these courses, we will offer students a range of options.

Dates: 10 September 2020 - 4 March 2021 (evenings)
Location: Curtis Brown offices, London
Cost: £2,990

Find out more and apply here


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