Book Events in Second Life – June 10-June 15

11 Jun


5:00-6:30 pm
Fairy Tale Discussion Group….Beauty & the Beast (Fiction & Lattes)

A beautiful, young woman. A man cursed as a beast. Why does this tale appeal? 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.
Have an alternate version?  Bring it along to share with the group.


7:00 pm
Poetry writing workshop with Dov Whiteberry (Steelhead Library)

Dov Whiteberry (known in RL as Vermont  poet and teacher David
Weinstock) will help you write your first poem or improve the ones
you’ve already written. No previous experience is required.


7:00 pm
Storyteller Rei Hax (West of Ireland Library)

Science Fiction



6:00-8:00 pm
Discussion Group at Fiction and Lattes-Tonight…Paranormal Romance (or What The?) (Fiction & Lattes)

A type of speculative fiction, paranormal romance focuses on romance and included elements beyond the range of scientific explanation, blending together themes from the genres of traditional fantasy, science fiction, or horror.  Read any?  Come tell us about it…or just come to hear others fill you in on this fascinating literature genre.  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!


7:00 pm
Book Discusion: The Virginian:  A Horseman of the Plains by Owen Wister (Steelhead Library)

Come on out and enjoy a fascinating book discussion with our host moderator Remington Pinion as we talk about this classic book first published in 1902 which helped define the American cowboy and the
Western book genre.
Available for free online reading from Project Gutenberg


7:00 pm
Storyteller Shandon Loring (West of Ireland Library)

Celtic Myths and Legends



Book Trivia: Time (Bookstacks)

This week’s trivia game delves into the past, the present, the future and any other incarnation of time you might think of. Winner receives L$250.



11:00 am
Book discussion: Magic Realism – Why isn’t it just fanasy? (Bookstacks)

The fantastic can be an everyday occurrence in Magic Realism, and the characters treat the events as perfectly normal. The same can be said of the worlds created in fantasy novels. What sets Magic Realism apart from other genres? Our discussion will attempt to shed some light on the division.


2:00 pm
Writers’ Retreat (UK Writers’ Guild)

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!



11 am & 7 pm
Bloomsday Celebration! @ West of Ireland Library

Bloomsday is a commemoration observed annually on 16 June in Dublin and elsewhere to celebrate the life of Irish writer James Joyce and relive the events in his novel Ulysses, all of which took place on the same day in Dublin in 1904.   Join us for readings by Cunningham Docherty (WOI Curator and Architect) and Derry McMahon (WOI Librarian).   Performances at 11am and 7pm slt.   Guinness will be served.


2:00 pm
Aianna Oh Storyteller – Valley of the Ivory Swan (UK Writers’ Guild)

Real Life Storyteller, Aianna Oh shares her wonderful fantasy book.

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