What: is WANA International? I’m glad you asked because it is something very exciting that is worth celebration. WANA International – Empowering Artists of the Digital Age is the brainchild of Kristen Lamb and Ingrid Schaffenburg. Kristen is the best-selling author of We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media and Are You There, Blog? It’s Me, Writer. She takes the chaos out of social media and is my go-to-gal on new media related questions. Ingrid really knows art. She’s a dancer, actress with a background in journalism/PR. It’s easy to see why I adore this lady because I share a very similar background!
Who: Come one, come all! Come painters, singers, dancers, writers, web designers, underwater basket weavers (please let me know if you come because I’ve always wanted to meet one!) You get the idea….we’re calling ALL ARTISTS aka all creative types to celebrate the launch of WANA International
Where: In the land of Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #WANAPARTY to join in on the fun.
When: Tomorrow Friday June 8, 2012. Kick-off will be at 2pm CST and go into the night. You can come and go as you please. We want to celebrate with as many artists as possible.
Why: As said best by Kristen Lamb “WANA is seeking to fill a vacuum. We were inspired by the movie “Midnight in Paris.” We found ourselves longing for a time when creative people—ALL types of creative people—could all hang out, talk, chat, brainstorm, help each other, etc.
One of the things that bothers me about social media is that I see a lot of inbreeding. Writers talk all to writers about writing and that is good, but after time it stagnates. No new blood and no new ideas. Thus, WANA will solve this problem.”
And there will be tons of fun! Throughout the party tweet to #WANAPARTY your best creative pictures. Let those creative juices flow and show us what ya got. The pictures will be saved and posted for a vote. And of course, there will be prizes J We will also have a interview with a very special guest.
We Are Not Alone and this is something to celebrate. Share the news about WANA International and pop by for some fun tomorrow!