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Lit Up Singapore – Literary Arts Festival
Published on Saturday, July 21, 2012 by Lit Up Singapore invites Virtual Writers, Inc. members to participate in this year's international literary arts festival. Selected pieces will be posted online and in a real exhibition in Singapore. This is a wonderful opportunity that will count as a publication credit for all selected. Lit Up Singapore is organised by Word Forward and the Writers Centre Singap...
Dash in the Pan
Published on Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Subscribe to our dash, flash and drabble bulletin! Just click on the Dash in the Pan title below and you'll be taken to our newsletter. Hit the subscribe button on the top right-hand corner of the page (directly above the Editor's note) and you will receive the weekly newsletter in your email inbox every Saturday. If you want your dash piece to be included in the w...
Poetry Out Loud
Published on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 by Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest This weekend 52 state champions and their supporters will descend upon Washington, DC, for the 2012 Poetry Out National Finals. The competition gets underway on Monday, May 14 at 9 am (EST) with three rounds of semifinals. The main event will be at 7 pm (EST) on Tuesday, May 15th...click to read more Be sure to follow...
Tweet For Success (Free Author Promotion)
Published on Monday, May 14, 2012 by Are you a self-published author with a book on Kindle? If so, we can help promote your book through Second Life® and our Twitter and Facebook accounts. Twitter and Facebook Leave your tweet in the comments section immediately following this post. Please use the same format that is specified below. Tweets can be no longer than 140 characters. If you keep it sh...
Free Kindle Copy of Jack Lefebvre’s New Book
Published on Sunday, February 5, 2012 by Jack Lefebvre (Jack Lefebre) has kindly given us an opportunity to obtain a free Kindle copy of his new collection of stories; Alternative Dimension, inspired by Second Life. The offer lasts until Monday, so be quick if you want to grab a copy. Jack says, "I found SL a stimulating place. It made me write things very different from my normal output. Mainly, they wer...
NaNoWriMo Events at Milk Wood & Bookstacks
Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by We hope you can join us this November for some excellent write-ins at Milk Wood and Bookstacks. Bookstacks is also running weekly workshops. This is just an initial list of events, we're all scrambling to get it together with the imminent (and super sad) demise of the NaNo Cafe on sLiterary. Please keep an eye out for notices from Virtual Writers Inc and Bookstacks as...
NaNoWriMo in Second Life®
Published on Monday, October 31, 2011 by October is ending (woo hoo)! Do you know what that means? November is here and with it comes NaNoWriMo! Yes National Novel Writing Month 2011 will commence for this year and we're kicking it off right here in Second Life®! Come join us for daily dashes and word wars at Milk Wood where we'll be counting down to the month of writing a full novel. If you've ever w...
A Tale of Nieondred by Way of Elven Forest
Published on Friday, July 22, 2011 by Just a cross post of an excellent time I had at Elven Forest. Would love to know if there is any interest in doing something similar at the Stone Circle on Milk Wood's North Shore. [caption id="attachment_1818" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Storytelling here? When's a good time for you?"][/caption] originally posted on work your way out June St...
Short Story Workshop
Published on Thursday, April 28, 2011 by This intensive, month-long workshop, devised to toss participants head first into the process of writing a short story (1k - 10/20k words), begins Wednesday 4th May at 5pm PST and continues every Wednesday until month's end. Each week we will tackle a different ingredient so participants learn how to construct a short story, much like baking a cake. Areas Covere...
Windlight Settings: Milk Wood Misty Morn
Published on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 by Want to see Milk Wood as its creators see it? Simple. Just follow the directions below. Be sure to save your new settings so you can switch to this theme when you log on. Go to WORLD > SUN > ENVIRONMENT EDITOR > ADVANCED SKY Then adjust the sliders to the values below: ATMOSPHERE Blue Horizon R 0.34; G 0.49; B 0.21; I 0.49 Haze Horizon 0.07...
March Poetry Fest 2011
Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 by We have much pleasure in announcing that this year's March Poetry Fest will take place at Milk Wood Writers' Colony and Showcase from Friday 25th March - Sunday 27th March. The poetry festival will feature the work of  some of Second Life's® best-loved poets. Poetry Readings Friday 12 - 3pm + PST/SLT 12:00 - 12:30 rayn Woodrunner 12:30 - 1:00 Leslye Write...
November’s Apple Juice
Published on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 by The gods of Second Life® poetry have been with us this month. The Apple's own fortunes have also advanced significantly over the last month:  ebookpedia.net  has began supplying PDFs of theapple.ws in electronic formats compatible with ereaders and downloads exceeded 15 000 in November. Back to poetry - Halloween's Virtual Poets' Slam Championship winner Stosh Quar...
October’s Apple Juice
Published on Saturday, October 30, 2010 by October has seen yet more evolution of the the poetry scene in Second Life®. The Written Word spent a week at Burning Life, the Azure has a new poet/host Rune Dragoone and the Criss Museum has new poetry events director to continue in its tradition of showcasing poetry events.  Also there have been plenty of new faces and new voices appearing all around the regular ...
September’s Apple Juice
Published on Thursday, September 30, 2010 by September has seen Second Life®'s poetry scene evolve yet again with lots more new poetry events happening.   During October there's the Oktoberfest poetry recitals with poet Pip Torok, & The Azure Club is keen to open its doors and support poetry offering a secure job for a host/poet (IM Graine Macbain for details.)     The other new venue is the Palace (h...
August’s Apple Juice
Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 by Ahh there's nothing like the smell of summer, or its sounds and sights. August has been a fantastic month for poetry in Second Life® with Thinkerer working on a new events listings HUD for use with Viewer two. There are several poetry groups now working towards new anthologies of Second Life® poetry as well. Phorkyad Acropolis performed his brilliant one man show Th...
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