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Second Life Book Events – July 8-13

08 Jul

TUESDAY, JULY 8

6:00 pm
Storytelling/Open Mic: AineMari Flanagan and David Itamae (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Stories of all sorts, plus open mic

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7:00 pm
Storyteller Han Sontse (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

One of our new storytellers, who likes Sci/Fan stories, reading  ‘Ariel – Abook of the Change’  by Steven R. Boyett

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 9

1:00
Murder She Wrote (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/172/140/22

Published author Cora Hawker reads from her thriller/horror novel “The Lesser of Two Evils”. Not for the faint-hearted. (Gathering held at the Stone Circle)

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3:00-4:00 pm
Poetry Discussion Group: Robert Frost (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

Fiction and Lattes Coffeehouse…and if you have a favorite Frost poem or one you have written, please share it with us!
Your host, Sidda Leigh, looks forward to meeting you AND gathering suggestions for future poetry events!  This group is conducted in text chat…you are welcome to use voice, just be sure you are willing to type for those who can’t hear!

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3:00 pm
Oral Interpretation of Poetry (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/128/44/2

Julian Hifeng will teach an eight-part course in “Oral Interpretation of Poetry” here at MILK WOOD.  The class begins Wednesday, July 9 at 3PM SLT. (Gathering held at Poet’s Wood)

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5:00-6:00 pm
Fairy Tale Discussion Group: Vasilisa the Beautiful (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

Finally a different kind of fairy tale, where the woman isn’t oh so helpless!   Have an alternate version?  Bring it along to share with the group!  This group is conducted in text chat…you are welcome to use voice, just be sure you are willing to type for those who can’t hear!

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7:00-8:00 pm
Poetry Writing Workshop with Dov Whiteberry (Steelhead Public Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Steelhead/123/185/24

Dov Whiteberry, renowned Vermont poet and educator
is welcomed back to the Steelhead Library for our continuing poetry
workshop series. Poems don’t have to rhyme – honest!

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7:00 pm
Storyteller Rei Hax (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Rei Hax continues the reading of “Elder’s Game” by Orson Scott Card

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THURSDAY, JULY 10

7:00 pm
Storyteller Shandon Loring (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Chief Storyteller Shandon Loring delights us with Celtic Myths and Legends and stories of the little people in the Catskill Mountains of NY state

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SATURDAY, JULY 12

Noon
Book Trivia: Inns, Hotels & Hostelries (Bookstacks)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tholtfinger/47/131/49

Inns, Hotels, and Hostelries provide intriguing setting for so many books and plays.  Test your knowledge at Bookstacks Trivia. Winner receives $L250.

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2:00 pm
Storyteller Elder Priestman (West of Ireland Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/West%20of%20Ireland/44/171/26

Elder Priestman, another one of our new storytellers, begins reading tales from “Zion’s Cause” by Jim Peyton, tales from the old South

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3:00-4:00 pm
Literary Discussion Group: Richard III (Fiction & Lattes)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Healy/206/64/103

Richard III is one of the most charismatic characters of Shakepeare’s plays. What makes him so? His ability to play the part of a character apart from his character in the play! His cruel nature woven with a sharp wit and a devious mind…but we cannot help but love him! Join us as we discuss Richard III, and how and why we can relate to this marvelous character.

Your host, Sidda Leigh, looks forward to meeting you AND gathering suggestions for future literary events!  This group is conducted in text chat…you are welcome to use voice, just be sure you are willing to type for those who can’t hear!

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3:00 pm
Ebook discussion & Virtual Book signing (Book Island Publishing Village)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Book%20Island/171/198/36

First, come and join the discussion about E-books – The Digital Future of Reading. We’d love to know your thoughts.

After that, author Rae Lori will be talking about her current romantic suspense release Before Dawn Breaks and giving out signed book covers and book excerpts (in cute little SL books!

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SUNDAY, JULY 13

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Book Discussion: Books Worth Re-reading: Make a Case for your Favorite (Bookstacks)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Tholtfinger/47/131/49

Some books really are worth re-reading. This is your opportunity to talk about yoru favorites.

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2:00 pm
Trivia Quest: Anatomy, Movies & Children’s Books (Guild of UK Writers)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Scotland%20Plarmigan/128/44/2

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). Harriet Gausmann is writing the questions and hosting this week. Dress theme: MOVIES. Quiz winner: $L250 and Best-dressed winner: $L250.  (Gathering held in the Lounge Bar of the Main House)

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MONDAY, JULY 14

4:00-5:00 pm
Book Discussion in SL New England: Moby Dick & Yankee Whaling (Caledon Library)
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mystic/234/145/23

A book discussion and look at the historical whailing industry of New England.
The Great American Novel? A great treatise on ..or apolgy for…whaling? A great throbbingly overworked phallic metaphor? A great bloody bore?  Herman Mellivle’s “Moby-Dick, or The Whale” is revered and controversial, loved and derided. The novel is also an enduring source of cultural references, from the highfalutin’ all the way down  to Jeff Smith’s graphic novel series “Bone”…and a certain Great White Coffee Chain. What’s sure is that it is a great walloping leviathan of a novel, stuffed with brilliant prose, skillful metaphor, sly humor, and narrow observation.

All misunderstood cetaceans, obsessed captains, idle observers, dauntless harpooners, and sweet-talking bosuns are welcome to join us, whether they have read the work or not

Contact Trudy Takacs for more information

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