The Story and the Pitch!

Hello everyone! I received something interesting in my email yesterday. Apparently there’s a workshop by a literary agency (!!) in Singapore. More details after the cut but briefly, it’s by Peony Literary Agency. This workshop will be more on pitching and how to snag yourself an agent amongst other things.

Short details: At the Arts House, 10am – 5pm, Friday, 25 February 2011, $40 for registry (includes lunch)

This is going to be an intro to that would lead to their weekend workshops in August. I’d think that would be more extensive (and more expensive[?] since it’ll be TWO days at a conference) but if you can’t go for this Friday one, they’ll have more in the future. Still, this looks promising so check out the main details after the “more” cut. I’m going to be there to attend anyway.

Here’s the copy paste from the email!

The Story and The Pitch

Please join The Story and The Pitch! The first of many, this interactive workshop will provide all the knowledge essential for young aspiring writers to initiate themselves in the international publishing industry and to launch themselves as professional authors.

Time | 10:00 – 17:00

Date | Friday, February 25, 2011

Location | The Living Room at The Arts House

1 Old Parliament Lane, +65 6332 6900

Speakers: Marysia Juszczakiewicz and Fran Lebowitz

Marysia Juszczakiewicz is the founder of Peony Literary Agency and has extensive experience of publishing in both the UK and Asia.

Fran Lebowitz with over twelve years of experience as a highly successful literary agent in the US publishing industry specialising in pop culture and fiction, now runs a Singapore agency that specialises in editorial services for writers and screenwriters.


S$40 and lunch will be provided

Payment at the door and please register in advance with


Young aspiring writers, students from Junior College and Universities are welcome to attend.

Brief Course Outline:

  • Why do you want to write?
  • The Idea, the Characters, the Plot
  • Discussion with relevant information on the publishing industry
  • The Importance of an Agent
  • How to present and market yourself as a Writer
  • Final Session – Pitching your work, Creative Writing Exercises and Points to remember

Each section will be supplemented with full hand-outs to include creative writing exercises and relevant publishing industry information.

Enquiries and RSVP


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