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Debut Authors: YA Fantasy

Are you an aspiring writer of young adult fiction? Do you love monster girls and the fantastical? Meet Vanessa Len – author of the YA fantasy novel Only a Monster and the forthcoming Never a Hero!

In this three-hour workshop Vanessa will share insights from her path to first-time publication, including finishing a novel, getting an agent, and going on submission with a manuscript. She will also facilitate some of her favourite writing activities designed to get you thinking creatively and putting your own stories to paper.


This workshop is best suited to aspiring and emerging writers.


About Vanessa Len

Vanessa Len is a Melbourne author and educational editor. Her first novel, Only a Monster, is a young adult fantasy about a monster girl whose summer is ruined when her new crush turns out to be a monster slayer. It was published in 2022 by Allen and Unwin, and is being translated into 14 languages. The sequel, Never a Hero, is forthcoming in 2023.


Venue: Bronwyn Halliday Room, State Library, North Terrace, Adelaide SA

Members $88 / Non-members $140


—Not yet a Writers SA member? Join here for as little as $60!

—We strongly recommend all staff, speakers, and attendees of in-person events be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You cannot attend if you or a household contact has tested positive within 7 days of the event or if you are ill.

—Writers SA members must be logged in to receive the member discount. If you would like to use a workshop credit to book in, please contact [email protected] at least five working days before the workshop commencement date. Our staff don’t work full time and we don’t want you to miss out!


  • Starts: March 19th, 2023 1:00 PM
  • Finishes: March 19th, 2023 4:00 PM

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Debut Authors: YA Fantasy

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