Book Events: May 13-May 19

14 May

Please contact me if you have a future book-related event you would like to have included. You can receive this complete list in-world by subscribing to the Bookstacks group

~Kghia Gherardi

Wednesday, May 14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fiction & Lattes: Fairy Tale Discussion Group….This week is What Makes it a Fairy Tale?
Format: Text Chat

What exactly makes a story a fairy tale?  Most of these tales don’t involve actual fairies, so how was it decided they be deemed fairy tales?  I don’t know the answer to this one, do you?  Please come and join the group, let’s debate fairy tale credentials!   A new fairy tale topic every week! This discussion group is being held in Text Chat.  Please be prepared to turn off your voice feature and type away!

Wednesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.
Steelhead Public Library: Continuing Poetry Workshop Series with Dov Whiteberry

If you are a poet and don’t know it, come on in and find out about the finer points of making rhymes (or not!).  Next workshop dates are June 11 and July 9 so plan ahead!

Thursday, May 15, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Fiction & Lattes: Discussion Group – Historical Fiction
Format: Primarily Voice, but you are welcome to respond in text as long as you can hear the conversation

What’s the best way to learn history?  By reading Historical Fiction, of course.  Problem is, it is fiction….but its still fun to read!  Have any favorites you want to talk about with the group?  This group is conducted in voice chat so you will need to have the feature turned on in order to hear the discussion.  You don’t have to talk, but you certainly do not want to miss hearing the conversation.

Thursday, May 15, 5:00 p.m.
Riel Reads: Interview with Author Robert Shemin

Radio Riel, in conjunction Second Life Library 2.0, proudly presents…
Gabrielle Riel hosts a discussion between Lorelei Junot (Thursday) and Robert Shemin, author of “How Come That Idiot’s Rich and I’m Not?”

Friday, May 16, 2:00 p.m
Milkwood: SLT Trivia Quest

Guild of UK Writers

As the name implies, it is all about trivia –  a night of trivia to be exact (or as we Brits like to call it a PUB QUIZ). Pit your brains against the man in the machine – whoever he might be. Highest score at the end of the night wins L$300. (Gathering held in the Lounge Bar of the Main House)

Friday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.
Riel Reads: Interview with Author Dale Jarvis

Radio Riel, in conjunction Second Life Library 2.0, proudly presents…
Gabrielle Riel interviews Dale Jarvis, also known as Gilbert Sapwood in SL, author of “The Golden Leg: And Other Ghostly Campfire Tales“. Dale also reads selections from his work.

Saturday, May 17, Noon
Bookstacks: Book Trivia – Drama/Theater
Format: Text Chat

Drama takes center stage for this week’s book trivia. Costumes are encouraged. Winner takes home $250 lindens. (Meet at The Pub)

Sunday, May 18, 11:00 a.m.
Bookstacks: Book Discussion – Science Fiction
Format: Text Chat

Ursula K. Le Guin. Kurt Vonnegut. Frank Herbert. Neal Stephenson. The latest in the Star Wars book series. Lovers of all types of science fiction are invited to discuss their favorite works. (Meet at The Forum)

Sunday, May 18, 11:00 a.m.
Milkwood: SLT Writers’ Retreat

A chance for writers of all genre’s to meet, share and discuss their work. Time can also be used to write or share freelance markets, ideas and tips for publication. This is all about helping one other and getting results. Guest readers on hand to read for you. Don’t come empty handed….share, share, share! (Gathering held at the Beach Campfire)

Sunday, May 18, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Caledon Library: Garden Party Introducing the Garden Collection
Format: Text Chat

Come explore the controversies and conventions of 19th century gardens and gardening, and enjoy the Gardens, both formal and natural, of the Robbiani-Lyle Estate in Caledon Morgaine.

At 2 p.m. Miss Robbiani will give a short garden tour and presentation on Fashions in 19th Century English Gardening, with some remarks on “The Great Garden Debate”, the tensions between Landscape Designers, advocating a style in harmony with nature, and Architects, who, seeing the garden as an extension of the house, argued for a more formal, traditional design, with both sides claiming to represent the true English Garden.

We will also offer refreshments, good music and dancing, and good company!

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