On 26th November 2015, Curtis Brown and Conville and Walsh will host the first Discovery Day Online, a Twitter based event for prospective authors.
Building on the success of our Discovery Days in 2012 and 2013, held at Foyles Charing Cross Road, Discovery Day Online will offer writers the opportunity to take part in four consecutive sessions with the aim of simplifying the process of finding a literary agent and giving advice on routes to becoming a published author.
From 9am until 1pm, we will run the November session of #PitchCB, which will give writers the opportunity to pitch directly to Curtis Brown and Conville and Walsh agents using the hashtag #PitchCB.
The lunchtime session, running between 1pm and 2pm, will be hosted by the Curtis Brown Book Group, who will hold a public Twitter book group session with Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller, Rachel Hore, who will be discussing her title The Silent Tide, set in the world of publishing. Readers can join in and ask questions by using the hashtag #CBBG on the day.
Between 2pm and 3.30pm Curtis Brown Creative Writing School will run a ‘novel writing advice’ session. Director of Curtis Brown Creative, Anna Davis, will take to Twitter with publishing alumni including Antonia Honeywell (The Ship) and Kate Hamer (The Girl in the Red Coat) to answer questions from writers using the hashtag #CBCTips.
The day will close with a #AskCB session, which will run between 3.30pm and 5pm. Agents at Curtis Brown and Conville and Walsh, including Jonny Geller, Gordon Wise and Sophie Lambert, will take Twitter questions on submitting to an agent and the publishing process. Authors can join in by posting a question with the #AskCB hashtag.
Emma Herdman and Richard Pike, who are running the day, say, “Curtis Brown and Conville and Walsh are committed to de-mystifying the publishing process and finding and developing the best new writers from across the world. This day will combine the efforts of our creative writing school, the #PitchCB initiative and our online book group to reach as many writers from around the world as possible.”