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Monday, March 26, 2012

Poetry Rocks at SpeakEasy/Four Bridges Project in Second Life

If you love the written word, SpeakEasy is the spot to be at 11am slt to hear some of the best SL's poets and writers read their work. On March 25, a group gathered at the 4B downtown center to enjoy an hour of poetry and microfiction. I served as hostess most Sundays but I have some great writers who co-host with me. Lemonodo Oh is a 4B member and has been joining us since the event started. He reads such a variety of poems every week. This week, Brokali resident served as my inpromtu co-host and did a superb job engaging the audience with his humor and thought-provoking microfiction. Some of the writers who read are: anamaria, angeljade, bonchance, brokali, leslye, millay, sevi, turbohand and many others. We had a few newcomers in the crowd as well which is always exciting at our venue. It was wonderful to see angeljade who also hosts a poetry hour at the Fitzgerald, 10am slt. This was her second visit at speakeasy and she treated us with poems by Maya Angelou, her favorite writer. millay, Four Bridges Founder joined us as we gathered before the reading started to hang out and get a preview of the 4B downtown area. Turbohand closed the event when voice finally worked for him down to the final minute. We hope to see all the familiar faces and newcomers every Sunday at the SpeakEasy:)
Right after our event, some of us poofed to DNA to hear bonchance longfall, featured poet that day, read a selection of his work. At 1pm slt we returned to the SpeakEasy for our community meeting to discuss new changes at 4B and share ideas for programs on the sim. Millay provided an overview of what's in the works for 4B, new spaces on the sim and open the floor for members to have a discussion. There is so much happening this year, we definitely will be getting together more often to flesh them out and plan educational programs for the whole community. 
At 2pm slt, I had to run to the Casual Reading at Helios with bonchance longfall for our weekly hour of the written word. This event was held in a beautiful and cozy home in Second Life owned by our gracious sponsor, Olorin. It was a full house of writers of all genres ready to share their work at the dining table. As usual, we went past the hour without noticing since we're having so much fun and enjoying the company. The night ended at Hope 4 SATOBS Art Village for a preview of the new venue (still under construction) being built by owner Devilana Nirvana. This is a spontaneous group and we have tendency to play music and dance after a long day of poetry on the grid. Thats exactly what happened! Brokali started playing music and that was our cue to put on our dancing shoes and start moving:) What an awesome Sunday! So, I want all of you to join us on Sundays and experience the written word in good company and add a little joy to your day in Second Life.

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