Young Authors' Studio: Writing a Novel Workshop with Tom Leveen

Young Adult (YA) author Tom Leveen

Event description

  • Family friendly
  • Open to the public

Young Adult (YA) author Tom Leveen leads this workshop on crafting a novel, Designed especially for middle- and high-school writers and their teachers, the workshop is open to all who have interest. 

Leveen, an ASU alumnus, has published nine novels and two books to mentor other writers. His YA novel "Sick" is set at Scottsdale's Camelback High School, which he attended. The book, he says, is a cross between "The Breakfast Club" and "The Walking Dead" and — fun fact — tops the list of the "most checked out books" from the high school's library. His YA novel "Party" was adapted for the film "Butterflies."

Zoom links for this workshop will be sent to registrants three days before events, to the email listed during registration. (Check your spam folder if you can’t find the link.)

The spring 2023 Young Authors' Studio events are supported by a grant from AZ Humanities, to project founder Wendy R. Williams, associate professor of English in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, as well as gifts made to Young Authors' Studio through the ASU Foundation.

Additional events in the spring series include a Zoom workshop on Feb. 4, 2023 at 1 p.m., on visual storytelling, with YA author and illustrator Xavier Garza; and an all-day writing retreat at ASU Polytechnic campus on Feb. 18, 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  The afternoon of the writing retreat coincides with ASU Open Door events at ASU Polytechnic campus and will feature a spoken word poetry workshop and open mic with poet and teaching artist Tomas Stanton.

Event contact

Associate Professor Wendy R. Williams

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Zoom workshop is part of ASU's Young Authors' Studio spring 2023 writing series

1:00 pm3:00 pm (MST)


Free and open to the public but pre-registration is required