Tuesday, 10 July 2012

The Murder Room and Curtis Brown Creative Team Up For A Crime Writing Weekend

Orion and Curtis Brown Creative have recently and are excited to announce a new partnership to run a crime writing course. The course will be a collaboration between Curtis Brown's creative writing school, and Orion's major new digital publishing initiative, The Murder Room, which will be launched in September.

The course will be held at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London, on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2012. 30 new crime-writers (selected on the strength of work submitted) will take part in practical teaching sessions with the two tutors, crime-novelists Harry Bingham and Meg Gardiner. The weekend will feature a special guest talk from best-selling author Steve Mosby, and a group discussion with Orion's Deputy Publishing Director Bill Massey and Curtis Brown literary agent Gordon Wise.

Curtis Brown Creative launched last year and has run three highly successful courses for debut novelists. The Crime Writing Weekend is its first partnership with a publisher.

Anna Davis, Director of Curtis Brown Creative said: "We're thrilled to be offering this dynamic course with Orion, the market-leaders in crime fiction.. The weekend will benefit hugely from their expertise in publishing new and established crime writers."

The Murder Room website launches in September as Orion's online community for readers of crime fiction. From the Golden Age detective novel to best of noir and espionage fiction, The Murder Room will publish hundreds of out-of-print and hard-to-find titles in ebook for the first time.

Julia Silk, Editor of The Murder Room said: "Just as we hope that the Murder Room will inspire a new generation of crime readers, we know that our collaboration with Curtis Brown Creative will be a fantastic way to encourage new crime writers. The agency has always been at the forefront of discovering and nurturing talent, and we are delighted to be their partner for the Crime Writing Weekend."

To find out more about the Crime Writing Weekend with The Murder Room and Curtis Brown Creative and to apply for a place on the course, go to www.curtisbrowncreative.co.uk

To find out more about The Murder Room go to www.themurderroom.com

To find out more about Orion's crime list, go to www.orionbooks.co.uk

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