As part of Teen Tech Week, YALSA is teaming up with the Connected Learning Alliance, Deviant Art, the National Writing Project, and Wattpad for the Twist Fate challenge.
The challenge is to get young people (ages 13-17) telling stories about what happens when a hero becomes a villain, or a villain a hero (through writing, video, digital art, animation, etc.) and sharing them across the Deviant Art and Wattpad platforms. It’s happening March 6-April 6th, and to ramp up for it there will be a series of free webinars with guests including Mimi ito, Christina Cantrill, Candice Mack, Josh Wattles from DeviantArt, and Jing Jing Tan from Wattpad:
Connecting the Creative Sparks of Young Makers to Supportive Communities of Practice Feb. 11, 7pm EST
Storytelling and Making Redefined: Get to Know the Wattpad Community Feb. 18, 7pm EST
Meet the “Deviants”: Networked Artists and Makers of DeviantArt Feb. 25, 7pm EST