Book Events in Second Life – Wednesday, July 30-Monday, August 4

30 Jul

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1:00 pm
SLT Murder She Wrote (Guild of UK Writers)

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)


6:00 pm
Book Discussion: Blonde Faith by Walter Mosley (Mystery Manor)

Walter Mosley is is a major writer in the detective genre. The social issues he raises add another dimension to the stories he tells. Held in the Gazebo behind Mystery Manor. Moderated by Max Batra

6:30 pm
Fairy Tale Discussion: The Dragon and the Buttercup (Fiction & Lattes)

And we will be reading a fairy tale written by out very own Telitha Merlin!  I’ve attached a copy of it, please read it ahead of time so we can talk about it right away!  See you There!  Wednesday, July 30-6:30 PM Fiction & Lattes CoffeeHouse-The Dragon and the Buttercup


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

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



3:00 p.m
Sci Fi Reading (Guild of UK Writers)

Huckleberry Hax reads from his SL novel “The Day is Full of Birds” (GATHERING HELD AT THE STONE CIRCLE)


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

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



Book Trivia (Quiz for the Brits): Construction, Buildings and Landmarks  (Bookstacks)

I have no idea what to say about this week’s topic. It should be unusual, if nothing else. The winner takes home $L250.


Exhibit Opening, and conversation with the Curator: Augusta Ada Byron King – A Fairy in Your Corner” (Caledon Library)

For our new exhibit “Augusta Ada Byron King – A Fairy in Your Corner”
August 1 – October 25th, 2008
Curated by Siri Woodget

“I can throw rays from every quarter of the universe into one vast focus”

Mesmerism, flying machines, Romantic verse and proto-computers…. Ada Byron (King), otherwise known as Lady Lovelace (1815-1852), stands at the intersection of Victorian art and science. Daughter of the renegade Lord Byron and his more numerically minded wife Annabella Milbanke, Ada was born with dual powers: her gift was to grasp and render mathematical theory with the immediacy of poetry.

Ada’s deep friendship with the mathematician Charles Babbage — designer of the steam-powered Difference and Analytical Engines — placed her at the origins of the computer age, and her genius for metaphor translated his theories into terms accessible to the educated layman. Most famous for her notes on the Analytical Engine, which some say represent the first computer program, Ada was admired and courted by the great minds of the day, including Michael Faraday, the pioneer of electromagnetics, and Charles Dickens.

As a woman, an intellectual and a mathematician, Ada cuts a compelling figure. Although she died young, her contributions to the history of computer science are significant. Join us in a celebration of her unique contribution, and find out how a young Victorian woman became the First Lady of computer programming.


2:00 pm
Storyteller Elder Priestman (West of Ireland Library)

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



11:00 am
Moocher’s Meet Book Lover’s Social (Bookstacks)

We are combining this week’s Moocher’s Meet with a beach party at our house. I’ll send out the location on Sunday before the gathering. I have a dj and rope swing, so plan on having  a good time.


2:00 pm
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). This week I will write the questions which will be based on Bruce Sprinsteen and The Simpsons.  Winner takes home L$250; DRESS THEME: THE SIMPSONS- Best dressed wins L$250 (GATHERING HELD IN THE LOUNGE BAR OF THE MAIN HOUSE, MILK WOOD)


5:00 pm
Poetry Open Mic (Blue Angel Poets’ Dive)

The Blue Angel Poets’ Dive hosts a poetry open mic each Sunday night at 5pm.  We haven’t missed a Sunday of hosting since August of 2006!  So we will be here.  Come on by!

And bring a poem, why don’t you?  Or just kick back and enjoy the verbal vibe in dive bar comfort.  The evening culminates with a poetry challenge to keep your lead sharp.

BYOB (Bring Your Own Bongos, or use ours!)



2:00 pm
Aianna Oh Storyteller  (Guild of UK Writers)

Real Life Storyteller, Aianna Oh shares her wonderful fantasy book. (GATHERING HELD AT THE STONE CIRCLE)



Daily, Sunday – Friday

Noon-1:00 pm
The URU Book Club Readings (URU)

Live Book Readings at the Explorers Community Center (starting a new book – The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz). Must have voice enabled to hear the reading.

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