From Heroes to Villains or Back Again: A Wattpad/DeviantArt “Twist Fate” Challenge with Wattpad and DeviantArt; co-sponsors CLA, YALSA, & NWP

About this Series

When you think about it, any hero could become a villain, and any villain, a hero. It wouldn’t take much. A small change, a tiny twist of fate, a white suit or a red lightsaber, and things could be completely different. …

In anticipation of a March writing/drawing challenge for youth aged 13-17 called "Twist Fate," held in conjunction with Teen Tech Week and run by Wattpad and DeviantArt, we will explore heroes and villains and how our images and stories about them can be remixed/remade and shared. Co-sponsored by the Connected Learning Alliance alongside YALSA and the National Writing Project, this challenge taps into remix culture and interests of young people who are creating in these two leading social networks while introducing new educators into these sources for feedback and expanded community.

Banner image courtesy of guillermoramirez.deviantart.com

Monthly Webinar Series

Calendar

Webinar & Realtime Chat #1
4:00 PM PST
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Connecting the Creative Sparks of Young "Makers" to Supportive Communities
4:00 PM PST
Webinar & Realtime Chat #2
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Storytelling and Making Redefined: Get to Know the Wattpad Community
4:00 PM PST
Webinar & Realtime Chat #3
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Meet the “Deviants:” Networked Artists and Makers of DeviantArt

Partners

Wattpad takes everything you love about storytelling, and turns it into a social, on-the-go experience.
DeviantArt is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, and a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community.
The Connected Learning Alliance supports the expansion and influence of a network of educators, experts, and youth-serving organizations mobilizing new technology in the service of equity, access and opportunity for all young people.
YALSA is a national association of librarians, library workers and advocates whose mission is to expand and strengthen library services for teens, aged 12-18.
The National Writing Project focuses the knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our nation's educators on sustained efforts to improve writing and learning for all learners.