The young people of Andover have been invited to take part in the telling of an exciting online ‘Continuous Story’ via Facebook and Twitter, which will commence on the 1st of February and run throughout the month until the highly anticipated conclusion on the 28th.
The concept is the brainchild of volunteers at Be Wiser Insurance, who have teamed up with local author Catherine Randle of Test Valley Arts Foundation, to promote the Foundation’s ‘Celebration of Youth Writing’ project.
“The vision is to promote writing for pleasure amongst young people, discover hidden talent within the Test Valley area and to provide an exciting opportunity for a new generation of budding young writers to have a voice within their community” explains Randle, Project Director.
The story will be pieced together day-by-day using the suggestions received from the followers of the ‘Celebrate Youth Writing’ project on both facebook and twitter, it will also published on the Art Foundation’s website www.testvalleyarts.org/continuous-story.
“The first line of the story will be posted this Sunday” (1st February) Randle explains, “then it’s over to our talented young community to show us their creative brilliance!”
“Every day the best new entry will be selected and added to the story, as it grows in both size and awesomeness!” explains one Be Wiser volunteer. “This is a really fantastic concept, because we have no idea how the story is going to evolve, so day-by-day it will be exciting to follow!”
The finished product will be published alongside a selection of Test Valley’s best young writing talent in a hardback anthology and also be performed at a showcase event to celebrate the launch of the book, which is to be held in June at the Lights theatre, Andover.
The competition is open to 11-21 year olds within the Test Valley area. You can join in or follow the story by liking the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/celebrateyouthwriting or by following @testvalleyarts on Twitter.
A 65 word per entry limit applies and the full rules are published on the Continuous Story website page: