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February Events at Bookstacks

Snow! Blizzards! Mother Nature is doing her best to encourage us to curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a good book. Or to head into Second Life for a book discussion. I hope you can join us for these Bookstacks events.

Note: If you are interested in holding a book-related event at Bookstacks, please contact Kghia Gherardi.

February 17, Noon
Footlight Confidential: Oscar Month Join Dilana Llewellyn for interviews, readings and lively discussions on all things performance; both SL & RL.

February 19, 5 pm
Readers Block - Februarys topic: Second Chances Was there a book you didnt like [because you were forced to read it in school, for example] but you read it again and decided it was great?

February 20, 4 pm
Book Discussion: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Part of the Caledon Library series, Magic, Monsters and Other Worlds: The Fantastic in Victorian Literature, JJ Drinkwater and Kghia Gherardi will look at the monsters as seen from a Victorian perspective. (Note: this discussion is held at the Caledon Library)

Saturdays, 2 pm
Science Fiction Saturdays - Hosted by Simeon Beresford and Neb, this weekly gathering of Science Fiction and Fantasy lovers cover everything from their current reads to the classics of the genre and anything in between.

Sundays, 3 pm
Poetry Libre Open Mic - Serene Bechir and Leonardo Zimring bring together some of the greatest poets on the grid to share original works and favorites, often with an international flavor.

 
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Posted by on February 8, 2013 in book discussion, events

 

National Novel Writing Month in Second Life

(Inter)National Novel Writing Month kicks of November 1, and Second LIfe is providing some terrific support for for participants. Things kick of October 31, from 6-9 pm PDT/SLT, at Milk Wood.

Graphic by June Faramore (SL: June Stormcrow)

Please join the NaNoWriMo SL group in-world to get all the latest updates.

Write-ins

Monday-Friday:

  • 6AM-7AM: Dash and Word Wars Milk Wood
  • 9:30AM-10:30AM: Write-in(word wars and plot doctoring) Milk Wood
  • 6PM-7PM: Dash and Word Warring (at Bookstacks on Thursdays) Milk Wood

Saturdays/Sundays

  • 12PM-1PM: Write-in (word wars and plot doctoring) Milk Wood

Thursdays

Workshops

  • Nov. 10, 6:30PM: Workshop with Arlene Radasky (SL: Imarad Breen) on reading their work aloud, recording it, and listening back for a more complete editing process
  • Nov 13, 8:00AM: Building a character slam book with Emerain Rich (SL: Emz Mazie).
  • Nov. 17, 10:00AM: Workshop by author Cassandra Curtis (SL: Cassandra Sharktooth)
    Author of the Midnight Effect and Shifting Tides trilogy.
    In this mini-workshop, Ms. Curtis shows how a writer can deepen the characterization of an existing protagonist, antagonist, or develop a secondary character by using a few simple diagrams, an interview sheet, character check list, traits, and even an exercise she invented called the Writers Duel, which creates multi-player participation in a game setting. Developing your character look in SL will be briefly discussed as well.
  • Nov. 20, 8:00PM: Workshop by author Cora Zane (SL: Cora Waverider)
    Are you struggling with your NaNoWriMo story? Erotic romance author Cora Zane will be covering ways to kickstart a story that has stalled, and get you back on track to reaching your 50k NaNoWriMo project goal.

Additional In-World Resources

 
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Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Bookstacks News, events

 

Carnival: Latin-Inspired Music with DJ Walton Tonight

This Friday, a night of dancing and reverie featuring Latin-influenced music from around the world

You are invited to put on your Carnival best (though it is not required) and join us on the beach at Awen as DJ Walton Vieria leads the festivities from 7-9pm PDT.

 
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Posted by on April 15, 2011 in events

 
 
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