The Invincible Power of Wattpad AuthorsSunday, May 2 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wattpad Books turns the digital stories its community loves into published books. The result? Stories you can’t find anywhere else, by young writers from all over the world. Come listen to these two magnificent young authors as they tell the stories of their lives, their writing, and how their dreams came true through Wattpad and a mountain of talent. Daven McQueen won the Watty Award for Science Fiction and is the author of The Invincible Summer of Juniper Jones. Mexican-born Shay Bravo, who won the 2019 Watty Awards, is the author of Historically Inaccurate. Together the authors garnered more than a million reads on Wattpad. Daven and Shay will be in conversation with Mariah McCoy, one of the dynamic young writers of Write Your Story, the Fest’s immersive creative writing and mentorship program for girls of color in partnership with Cinnamongirl, Inc.