Prepare and Pitch to Literary Agent

Gain valuable tips and insights on how to prepare your submissions package in an interactive workshop with bestselling author Lauren Ho, who will be joined in the last hour of the session by her agent and author, Katelyn Detweiler from Jill Grinberg Literary Management (US) for a Q&A to discuss what agents are looking for when they offer representation.

For aspiring authors who have completed or made significant progress towards completing their manuscript or novel and are preparing to pitch their projects in 2023.




The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.


30 Mar 2023
6:30PM – 9:30PM

Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, S439053

Course Fee: $120
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $4.31


• 20% off buddy tickets (min, 2 tickets)
• 20% off past participants of SBC Academy**
• Special fixed rates for students and seniors*

*For student & senior citizen tickets, participant will have to present their student pass or senior citizen card on day of talk for verification purposes.

**Request promo code via email to [email protected]



Katelyn Detweiler

Katelyn Detweiler

Katelyn Detweiler attended Pennsylvania State University as a Schreyer Honors College scholar, receiving a B.A. in English, emphasis in Creative Writing, and a minor in Women's Studies, interning at the Penn State Press during her time there. Post college she moved to New York City for the Columbia Publishing Course, and from there worked in the marketing department of Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. She joined Jill Grinberg Literary Management in 2010 and represents a client list that spans all age groups and categories, with an emphasis on fresh perspectives and strong voices. Katelyn is also a published YA author and has a debut adult novel (co-authored with her husband) publishing in 2023. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and when she's not writing, reading, and revising books, she enjoys venturing into the world outside, exploring green spaces, and sampling new foods. 

Lauren Ho

Lauren Ho

Lauren Ho is the author of critically-acclaimed bestselling novel Last Tang Standing and, more recently, Luice Yi is Not A Romantic which was a Cosmopolitan, Country Living, and Shondaland recommended read and rated 4 out of 4 stars by USA Today. Hailing from Malaysia, she is currently based in Singapore, where she's ostensibly working on her next novels while attempting to parent.