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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Talk! with Marie Presents Annual ArtWalk @RaglanShire in Second Life with Organizer Karmagirl Avro

Great Talk! with Marie Show with special guest Karmagirl Avro, Organizer of the 10th Annual ArtWalk from May 3-31. Residents of Second Life are showing their artwork during the event.  You'll see reproductions of RL artwork (painting, drawing, digital fine art, printmaking), along with SL photography, manipulated photography and sculpture.
Each year, hundreds of artist participants exhibit in spaces over several sims. This year, organizers are expecting a good turnout and will include space in the vast center park of Raglan Shire, in Heron Shire forest, and in other sims in the cluster if needed. The 2D artwork will be displayed along hedgerows around Raglan Shire, and sculpture in designated areas of the forest on Heron Shire.
Artwalk 2015 Schedule of Events
In addition to regular events like Poetry Slam, Prim Charades and DJs, we have new events this month just for artwalk.  We have many events including a Kite Parade (more info on that later). For more information, go to http://raglanshire.com/events/
Music by Sara Tiemogo (SaraMarie Philly)

Friday, May 1, 2015

Talk! with Marie Presents Mass Poetry Festival, Headliners Rita Dove, Richard Blanco & More


Mass Poetry Festival is taking place from May 1-3 in Salem, MA.  Listen to Talk! with Marie Show find out about the headliners, workshops and other fun activities at the festival.
The Massachusetts Poetry Festival showcases nearly 100 poetry readings and workshops, a small press and literary fair, panels, poetry slams, visual arts, and open-air performances. Panel topics range broadly from the state of poetry, poetry and gender, book publishing, and modernism in contemporary art, to the Common Threads Reading, where contemporary poets with Massachusetts ties discuss their literary connections. More than 150 local and nationally known poets engage with thousands of New Englanders each year.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Poetry Reading at Fantasy Faire in Second Life


RedGoddess and Michael Romani were featured poets at this year's Fantasy Faire. We read original poems, stories and selective works from fantasy writers. One of the poems that I shared was "Red Daughter by Alena Sullivan. Prior to the event, I searched for various authors whose work reflect the theme of the event. In addition, I included Lillith and Art by Poet Morgue McMillan. I also took the opportunity to share a few short stories from the Adventures of Lola series.

After an hour of reading, we open the floor to hear from the audience. We had a wonderful audience of fellow writers and those who enjoy the spoken words. Angeljade Writer (hosts a weekly open mic poetry reading at 10 am slt) read a Maya Angelou poem. Bonchance Longfall also read some classic poems. Saffia Widdershins, one of the Faire's organizers also read a piece during the event. For those who were too shy to read aloud, I was happy to read for them. Overall, it was a fabulous event. We hope to return next year with more poems and stories. Special thanks to the organizers and sponsors of Fantasy Faire.

About Fantasy Faire

Fantasy Faire 2015 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 23 to Sunday May 3, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

RedGoddess Reads at Fantasy Faire Second Life


Happy Sunday everyone! Do you want to hear the latest Adventures of Lola's stories? Today I have the great honor of reading at this year's Fantasy Faire. I'll be co-hosting with a fellow writer, Michael Romani. We both will share our own work. Then, participants from the audience can join in by reading as well. The event starts at 10am (1p Est) and ends at 12pm slt (3p Est). I hope you can come over and bask in the written word while supporting a wonderful cause.

Here's your limo: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Sylvan%20of%20Spells/140/130/43



About Fantasy Faire 

Celebrating its seventh year, Fantasy Faire 2015 is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, 
May 3, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts, events and roleplaying as thousands of Second Life residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society’s vision of a world without cancer.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Talk! with Marie Presents Fantasy Faire Second Life, Janis Ian's The Tiny Mouse & Brain Pickings's Children Books



Listen in to this week's Talk! with Marie show where I talk about books, music and current events in SL with a surprise guest. This is the final week of National Poetry Month. I've been trying to attend at least one literary event in the greater Boston area. I attended a reading by Author Maxine Hong Kingston. Today's show focuses on Janis Ian's The Tiny Mouse, Fantasy Faire in SL, Brain Pickings's list of 15 children's books & Jordan Reyne's Music. I'm co-hosting a two-hour poetry event with a fellow writer at Fantasy Faire
Fantasy Faire is the largest gathering of fantasy designers, enthusiasts, roleplayers and performers in the virtual world. From Thursday, April 23 to Sunday May 3, treat yourself to eleven days of shopping, live music concerts, auctions, hunts, events and roleplaying as thousands of  residents and creators bring their own visions together to support the American Cancer Society.

Brain Pickings is a cross-disciplinary LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces spanning art, science, psychology, design, philosophy, history, politics, anthropology, and more; pieces that enrich our mental pool of resources and empower combinatorial ideas that are stronger, smarter, richer, deeper and more impactful. Above all, it’s about how these different disciplines illuminate one another to glean some insight, directly or indirectly, into that grand question of how to live, and how to live well.

I read the following books from Brain Pickings's children's list

Pele King of Soccer ( El rey del futbol) by Monica Brown
Illustrated by Rudy Gutierrez

My Name is Gabito (Me llamo Gabito) by Monica Brown
The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Illustrated by Raul Colon

Side by Side ( Lado a Lado)
The story of Dolores Huerta & Cesar Chavez
by Monica Brown
Illustrated by Joe Cepeda

The Iridescence of Birds
A Book about Henri Matisse
by Patricia MacLachlan
Pictures by Hadley Hooper

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat Ella Fitzgerald by Roxanne Orgill
Illustrated by Sean Qualls





Sunday, November 16, 2014

Talk! with Marie Presents Musician Eric Steffensen & Feed a Smile Events in Second Life


This weekend I had a chance to listen to Musicians Eric Steffensen, Lila, Edward Lowell, Bat Masters and twostep at the Lavender field. My recent show primarily highlights Eric Steffensen's music and Feed a Smile. I host the show weekly where I discuss books, e-publishing, indie authors, independent best selling books, magazines, Second Life events and share original music and writing. To listen to past episodes and stay connected, go to my BTR page

About Feed a Smile

Since January 2010 Live and Learn in Kenya NGO is also online in the Second Life virtual charity community – Nonprofit Commons. LLK operates from a virtual office where people can come in and inform themselves about our work in Kenya, look at photos and, if an LLK member is present, hold a conversation. There are real people behind all of the so-called avatars, so real conversations are held – as well as meetings – either by typing your message or by speaking over a microphone. When you log in to Second Life type either "Brique Topaz", "LLK", or "Feed a Smile" in the Search. LLK also belongs to the world-known organization Techsoup which also works in Second Life.
Book (s) Featured
Right by her Roots Americana Women and Their Songs by Jewly Hight
A Little F'Up Why Feminism is not a Dirty Word by Julie Zeilinger
Galway Kinnell A New Selected Poems
Forty-One False Starts Essays on Artists and Writers by Janel Malcolm

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Talk! with Marie Presents Musician Shannon Oherhily, Books, Poetry & Live Music

Join Marie on blog talk radio to hear from writers and musicians in Second Life. Today, Shannon Oherhily performs live at SpeakEasy/Gallery Rouge. Every 1st Sunday after open mic poetry, she shares her gift with a wonderful audience. If you're in Second Life, stop by the gallery for an amazing show. Check out her website to learn more about her and support her music. If you enjoy the segment, follow the show on BTR  and twitter @talkwithmarie to get notices.

About Shannon
Shannon McMahon got her first guitar at the age of nine, and wrote her first song when she was ten years old. She started performing publicly when she was 12, at church, coffeehouses and other functions.


In 1996, Shannon recorded her debut CD, Some of My Years, an independent release produced by Eric Garrison at China Moon Studios. The CD features 12 original songs in a contemporary folk style with a hint of country flavor. Shannon’s rich vocals are reminiscent of Joan Baez and Natalie Merchant.


Since 2008, Shannon has been performing daily for worldwide audiences in Second Life an online virtual world that offers a place to explore, socialize and participate in a host of activities, including live music. In May 2009, Shannon’s song “The Test,” was the winning song in a songwriting contest for Amnesty International. A recording of “The Test” will also appear on a benefit CD featuring New Haven, CT area musicians.