Book Events May 28-June 1

28 May

Wednesday, May 28, 5:00-6:30 pm
Fairy Tale Discussion Group….Rumpelstiltskin (Fiction & Lattes)

This was always one of my favorite growing up….although I was somewhat horrified by it.  Come lets discuss it…..all of its intricacies!  It really is loaded with metaphors when you look closely (aren’t they all).  Have an alternate version?  Bring it along to share with the group.  This group is conducted mainly in text chat.  You are welcome to use voice, but will have to type as well for those who don’t have this feature enable to be included.


Thursday, May 29, 6:00-8:00 pm
Discussion Group at Fiction and Lattes – Alternate History (Fiction & Lattes)

What if History had developed differently?  This fascinating genre of literature explores that very idea.  Read any or interested in hearing titles that others have read?  Then this is the night for you to come and hang out!  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 believe me you do not want to miss hearing the conversation!


Friday, May 30, 2:00 pm
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$500. (Gathering held in the Lounge Bar of the Main House)


Saturday, May 31, 12:00-1:30 pm
Book Trivia: Travel (Bookstacks)

This week’s trivia game explores the world of travel. Winner receives L$250.


Saturday, May 31, 2:00-4:00 pm
Book Discussion: The Three Mulla-Mulgars by Walter de La Mare (Caledon Library)

Well known and regarded in its own day, de la Mare’s fantastic tale of journey through a delicately exotic landscape has fallen into some obscurity. This is a shame, as there is an intrinsic pleasure of the author’s dreamlike prose, written with a poet’s sensibility, as well as in Dorothy Lathrop’s vivid and sensuous illustrations.

The work is also of interest as one of the principal influences on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Middle Earth” books.  We will be discussing the work as a Hero’s Journey of the type explored by Joseph Campbell et al.

All lovers of Quests,  fans of tales involving the Innocent and Magical Third Son, Persons Partial to the Poetical, and readers of Fantastic and Fanciful Fiction are invited to join us, whether they have read the work or not.

Copies of the work may be had at the Whitehorn Library in Caledon VictoriaCity,
or found online at


Sunday, June 1, 11:00 am
Book Discussion: Book Blogs (Bookstacks)

Book blogs have had a huge impact on readers and the book industry. Questions to discuss include: do you read them, and if so, which ones? What is their role in the larger scope of publishing? What are you looking for in a book blog?


Sunday, June 1, 11:00 am
SLT Writers’ Retreat (Guild of UK Writers)

A chance for writers of all genres 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, June 1, Straight after the Writer’s Retreat
SLT Book Circle Discussion: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Guild of UK Writers)

Where we make merry and discuss outstanding fictional texts. (Gathering held at the Beach Campfire)


Sunday, June 1, 12:00-1:00 pm
Story Hour with Lehua Lamington: Hawaii’s Epic Legends: Pele and Hi’iaka, Goddesses of Volcanoes and Healing (Caledon Library)

Lehua Lamington is a storyteller with deep roots in the culture of the Hawaiian Islands, and an equally deep love of the art of Telling. She will regale us with tales of Pele (the volatile and magnificent goddess of fire, lightning, dance, volcanoes and violence) and Hi’iaka, the goddess of healing, Pele’s beloved sister and, at times, rival.

Lehua will tell her stories using SL Voice.  (Event will be held in The Great Lawn of the Whitehorn Library)

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