Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Author Janet Salmons in Reader's Garden!

Please join us for Interviews with Avatars: Online Interview Research in Second Life on February 18th at 6pm SLT in the Readers' Garden with author Janet Salmons aka Opal Zabaleta. Models, approaches and researchers' experiences and unique issues and dilemmas involved with scholarly interviews in world. Come share yourcuriosity-and your experiences!

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Hanukkah & Letter to Santa by Twain readings

Please join us for two events, December 11th is the beginning of hanukkah at sundown, at 5 pm SLT we'll light a candle and read a traditional hanakkah poem or story.

Our next event is a reading of famous (and some funny) letters to Santa on Dec 20th at 11am SLT. Bring your kid's letters, famous letters to share! Twain is first on the list.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Second Life Book Events Oct 20-26

BOOK EVENTS In Second Life-- OCTOBER 20-26 See notecard in Reader's Garden for locations and full list or IM Sonja Morgwain (Note Nov 22nd at 11am is our next Book Talk) and I'll pass you a notecard! Reader's Garden: Or see our blog: Autumn Writers Exhibit - ongoing through the month of October Guerilla Ghost Stories -------------------------------------------- Tuesday, October 20 *11:00 a.m. - Poets' Meet * Noon - Authors Cassandra Curtis and Cora Zane for readings from their books * 2:00 p.m. - Slice of Pie Poetry * 3:00 p.m. - Aianna Oh reads "Water Witch" * 3:00 p.m. - Reading at O'Casey's: Beautiful Stories for Evil Children: The works of Edgar Allan Poe part II * 5:00 p.m. - More Poe Stories! * 5:00 p.m. - Short Poetry Workshop * 6:00 p.m. Mike Stackpole's Office Hours/Writer Discussion * 7:00 p.m. - Aoife Lorefield with Kelly Link's "Travels with the Snow Queen" * 7:00 p.m. - Short Poetry Workshop -------------------------------------------- Wednesday, October 21 * 2:00 p.m. - Open Mic Poetry, Prose and Critique * 4:00 p.m. - 'A Wizard of Earthsea' by Ursula K Leguin read by Elegia Underwood * 6:00 p.m. - Poetry at Cafe de Muse * 7:00 p.m. - Elder Priestman & Derry McMahon with the Legend of Sleepy Hollow -------------------------------------------- Thursday, October 22 * Noon- Author Cassandra Curtis for readings from her latest book, Shifting Tides * 1:00 p.m. - Open Mic at the Village Theatre * 2:00 p.m. - Poetry: A Celebration of Life (Open Mic) * 4:00 p.m. - Poetry on the Half Shell * 6:00 p.m. - Inksters Open Mic Poetry * 7:00 p.m. - Emerain Rich reads Night's Knights * 7:00 p.m. - Shandon Loring with great Faerie stories and other fabulous tales -------------------------------------------- Friday, October 23 * 1:00 p.m. - Milk Wood Writers' Meet * 2:00 p.m. - Huckleberry Hax with NaNoWriMo Tips * 3:00 p.m. - Short Story Reading Group: Robert Louis Stevenson, "Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde" * 3:00 p.m. - Reading at O'Casey's: Lucis Haiku reads Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones * 7:00 p.m. - Haiku Workshop -------------------------------------------- Saturday, October 24 * 6:00 a.m. - The Poets' Plunder * 8:00/10:00 a.m. (times alternate each week) - Poetry Editing Workshop * Noon - Bookstacks Paper Chase * 2:00 p.m. - Science Fiction Saturday * 4:00 p.m. - NaNoWriMo Sprint with NYT Bestselling author, Mike Stackpole * 4:00 p.m. - Author Cassandra Curtis and special guest, author Karen Duvall for readings from their books -------------------------------------------- Sunday, October 25 * 8:00 a.m. - Poetry, A Celebration of Reading (Open Mic) * 11:00 a.m. - Book Discussion: Heart of Stone by CE Murphy * 1:00 p.m. - POE! A Reading * 1:00 p.m. - Author Cassandra Curtis and special guest, author Karen Duvall for readings from their books * 3:00 p.m. - Poetry Libre Open Mic * 3:00 p.m. - Reading at O'Casey's: Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk * 5:00 p.m. - Poetry Open Mic @ Blue Angel Poets' Dive * 6:00 p.m. - Caledonia Skytower in MagicLand with excerpts from Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book -------------------------------------------- Monday, October 26 * 1:00 p.m. - Milk Wood Writers' Meet * 1:00 p.m. - Open Mic Meanderings * 2:00 p.m. - Spanish Writers' Open Mic * 3:00 p.m. - The Sound of Poems * 4:00 p.m. - Story Session at the Falling Anvil - 4th Annual Ghost Story Night * 5:00 p.m. Writer's Symposium * 6:00 p.m. - Story Hour Open Mic * 7:00 p.m. - Bonfires & Broomsticks with Caledonia Skytower ------------------------------------------- Daily 8:00 a.m. - Writers' Dash -------------------------------------------- UPCOMING BOOK DISCUSSIONS * Nov. 1 - John Dies in the End by David Wont (Milk Wood Book Discussion) * Nov. 22 - The Second Jouney: The Road Back to Yourself (Wollestonecraft's Daughters) * Nov. 22 - The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa (Reader's Garden Book Discussion) * Nov. 29 - Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint (Paranormal Book Discussion)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Next Book Talk in the Garden

Please join us for a discussion of or introduction to the book, The Housekeeper and the Professor by Yoko Ogawa on Sunday, November 22nd at 11 a.m. SLT (PST) in the Reader's Garden in Second Life on Cybrary City 1.

You need not have read this book to attend or participate!

For more information, please leave a comment here or email

Hope to meet some new folks!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Forgotten Garden Book Discussion

On October 11th at 10 am SLT (1pm EST), we'll be discussing Kate Morton's book, The Forgotten Garden in Second Life at our Reader's Garden in Cybrary City 1. The story spans several generations and the perpetuation of a family secret makes this story intriguing and mysterious. An element of fairy tales is woven in. As the secret of the garden unfolds, the reader comes to understand the importance of family, communication, and a sense of belonging. Here is a blurb about the book:

"On the eve of the first world war, a little girl is found abandoned on a ship to Australia. A mysterious woman called the Authoress had promised to look after her - but the Authoress has disappeared without a trace."

Please join us.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Next BookFix Discussion!

Please join us on September 16th at 6pm SLT for a discussion of Steve Lopez's The Soloist! Read about friendship, homelessness, the redemptive power of music and mental illness combined in an unforgettable story. The author has a great website: For more information about BookFix, please see the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library BookFix website at or IM librarian MusMuris Messmer.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Next Book Discussion in the Reader's Garden!

Please join us for another BookFix discussion in the Reader's Garden on August 12th at 6pm SLT!
If you are interested in presenting book discussions, poetry readings, or other literature-related events please contact Sonja Morgwain (IM me in-world in Second Life, or email It can be a one-time commitment, or a regularly scheduled event.

The Reader's Garden is also available for small group meetings. The patio seats 20, and all seats are within chat range. Please contact Sonja Morgwain to reserve the Garden.

Recommended Second Life Groups (contact Sonja Morgwain to have your group added to the list)

  • Book Discussion Circle
  • Infomaniacs
  • Librarians of Second Life