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March Poetry Fest 2013

Published on Friday, March 29, 2013 by

Milk Wood’s 4th Annual MARCH POETRY FEST

We have much pleasure in announcing that this year’s poetry fest will take place at Milk Wood Writers’ Colony and Showcase from Friday 29th March – Sunday 31st March, 2013.

The poetry fest will embody the edginess and energy that is springing up across the Second Life® poetry scene. It provides a 3-day opportunity for some of the best poets to display and perform on one of the first writing sims created in Second Life® – now 6 years old.

Friday 29th March, 2013
Hosts: Harriet Gausman, Sabreman Carter & Simonetta Martella

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/58/123/27

12:00-12:30 pm SLT (PST) Jilly Kidd
12:30-1:00 pm SLT (PST) Donjuan Writer
1:00-1:30 pm SLT (PST) Vel Alchemi
1:30-2:00 pm SLT (PST) Wolfgang Glinka
2:00-2:30 pm SLT (PST) Merrytricks
2:30-3:00 pm SLT (PST) OPEN MIC
3:00-3:30 pm SLT (PST) Sabreman Carter
3:30-4:00 pm SLT (PST) Simonetta Martella
4:00-4:30 pm SLT (PST) OPEN MIC
4:30-5:00 pm SLT (PST) Jullianna Juliesse

Saturday 30th March, 2013
Hosts: Ginger Jorgental & Harriet Gausman

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/139/215/24

12:00-12:30 pm SLT (PST) Klannex Northmead
12:30-1:00 pm SLT (PST) Mithrilweaver
1:00-1:30 pm SLT (PST) Ginger Jorgental
1:30-2:00 pm SLT (PST) Thirza Ember
2:00-2:30 pm SLT (PST) Leslye Writer
2:30-3:00 pm SLT (PST) Uldene Bravin
3:00-3:30 pm SLT (PST) Luna Branwen
3:30-4:00 pm SLT (PST) Harriet Gausman
4:00-4:30 pm SLT (PST) Hypatia Pickens
4:30-5:00 pm SLT (PST) OPEN MIC

Sunday 31st March, 2013
Hosts: Merrytricks & Harriet Gausman

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/183/217/23

12:00-12:30 pm SLT (PST) Morgue McMillan
12:30-1:00 pm SLT (PST) Ingeborg Apfelbaum
1:00-1:30 pm SLT (PST) Franja Russell
1:30-2:00 pm SLT (PST) Sangreal Arnica
2:00-2:30 pm SLT (PST) Dubhna Rhiadra
2:30-3:00 pm SLT (PST) Romie Vella
3:00-3:30 pm SLT (PST) Singh Albatros
3:30-4:00 pm SLT (PST) Singh Albatros
4:00-4:30 pm SLT (PST) Aianna Oh
4:30-5:00 pm SLT (PST) OPEN MIC

Exhibition Venues

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/113/19/25

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/139/215/24

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Milk%20Wood/183/217/23

How do I join the live event in Second Life®?

You will first need to join Second Life® through the Second Life® website. Go to http://www.secondlife.com to start the process. It’s free to join.

Click on the JOIN NOW button and this will take you to the Registration screen. Here you simply fill in your personal details and choose a name and look for your avatar. Don’t worry too much about your avatar’s appearance as there will be plenty of opportunity to tweak it once you are inworld.

Once you have completed your Registration, you’ll be asked to download and install the Second Life® viewer to your computer. You will then be taken to a screen that allows you to choose which community gateway to enter. This is important as we want you to go through as smooth a transition as possible. Please choose the Caledon (Victorian Steampunk) Community Gateway. Once you have chosen the gateway you will find yourself appearing inworld at the University of Oxbridge in Caledon. Now begins your brief induction.

Follow the signs and read the information boards as you come to them. There is also a brief Second Life® tutorial provided on screen. Try and absorb as much information as possible but be mindful that you can always return to Caledon at a later date if there is something you feel you missed. At the very least try and understand the most important concepts such as how to move, how to talk and your camera controls.

Once you have completed the Orientation Tutorial you will need to find your way to Milk Wood. This is the sim that is home to Virtual Writers, Inc. At the bottom of your screen you will see a search tab. Click on this and look for Milk Wood. Now the teleporting fun begins. Click on ‘Teleport’ and you will be moved from your present location to our welcome area. Make sure you save the landmark so that you can easily return there.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our various daily writing events. Don’t forget to click on one of the group joiners  so you can stay abreast of happenings in the writing community. You can also join Virtual Writers, Inc. through the search facility. Simply put Virtual Writers, Inc. under group search, click on the group name to bring up the profile screen. Then click ‘View Full Profile’ followed by ‘Join’.

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