Literary Festival Schedule

Here you will find details of the events of the Literary Festival and the people and groups who will be appearing. LitFest events will take place in our special region in the Fairelands, unless otherwise noted.

We have a full schedule at Fantasy Faire, and you can see all the details on our calendar below! More details about the individual events appear beneath the calendar.

For a full listing of Fantasy Faire events, visit the Calendar page.

(Note: The May 1st LitFest Tour of Heliodor will start at 3:00pm, and the May 6th LitFest Tour of Ambigula will start at 3pm, not 5:00pm as the other Tours)

FRIDAY APRIL 24th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

“New Sand Stories” by Ktahdn Vesuvino
1.30pm – 2.30pm
Ktahdn says:
“The best way to see a sand sculpture is to be on the beach, watching as the sand is piled and carved. Hear the breaking waves, feel the spray on your face, taste the salt on your lips, feel the sand under your bare feet. For most people, opportunity is infrequent.
This show brings the beach to SL, using the resources I have here. It is woven from three main components, each of which has fascinated me for many years. Photography came first, after I inherited a camera and became interested in visual composition. Writing started as something done for myself and grew beyond that limitation. Sand sculpture was an engineering experiment and, through years, became more wide-ranging because I enjoyed doing it.
“Time is the sliding window in which I’ve built this program. It starts in the fall of 2018 and runs through early March 2020. Some of the sculptures sparked their own poems. Other poems came from less immediate roots, as in between sculptures I think about what they’re made from and how I make them. There’s a shared common core of imagery, word-images, light-images, sand-images. All are necessary.”

Background:
“I made my first arch of sand in June of 1982. It was a personal project, driven by curiosity, and done when I had the opportunity. In ensuing years I continued to explore what was possible. It became a kind of dance of learning technique, engineering, and making better tools in a process that is still continuing.
“There have been many changes in my sand practice through those years. One thing has not changed: People are curious. They ask questions. I believe that a decent question deserves a good answer, which pushes me to better understand what I”m doing, so that I can talk about it.
“It is thanks to curious friends that I have photographs, reports, a database, and poems about sand sculpture. Thanks to another friend, I have a means to display the photographs in Second Life.
In May of 2018 I started reading poems aloud, due to an encounter at Fantasy Faire. In June I performed a sand sculpture program at Seanchai Library that was at the edge of my ability. I was encouraged to do more, and while it may not feel like practice, the experience adds up. This show is built upon that encouraging foundation, and takes advantage of experience gained.”
–Ktahdn Vesuvino
2020 March 13, 14, 16, 24, 31
Meet at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Short Story Discussion Group with Destry Recreant
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Come for a lively discussion of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, from The 1001 Nights. Find some of the best stories from this classic work here: https://www.bartleby.com/16/. Join us in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Elemaria
5:00pm – 6:00pm
As far back as time, Elemaria has been. For it was formed by the elements in equal measure. Water, air, earth, and fire. Each element gave the best part of itself to create a place of nature, harmony, and peace. Humankind eventually settled there and built a peaceful village, and a shining castle for their beloved king and queen. They tended the land with care and devotion. But the elements felt something was missing, and so decided to bestow upon them, a fifth element. The element of spirit. This force breathed creative energy into all things. Elemaria is a realm of light, love, and the healing power of creativity.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

SATURDAY APRIL 25th

The Poet’s Plunder with Klannex Northmead
6:00am – 7:00am
The Drifts of Anamnesis welcomes this popular poetry open mic. Klannex Northmead will ask people to read their own poems and favorite poems by others on a fantasy theme.
Join us in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Tall Tales and Outright Lies
7:00am – 8:30am
Tall Tales has been an every other Saturday event since back in the days when Armada Breakaway’s floating city struck dread into the hearts of all who drew near. Come along and share your own story-scribblings, or relax and listen to others spin a yarn, or both. (storytelling is in text.) Meet us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Boudicca Amat Reads Stories
3:00pm – 4:00pm
A resident of Second Life since 2007, Boudicca began her regular weekly reading events in 2014 – and first read at Fantasy Fair in 2015. She regards performing at the Fairelands as the highlight of her year and always appreciates being asked to take part in this wonderful annual Event. And this year is even more thrilling as the Fair is bigger, and will continue for longer, than ever before. Boudicca is from London and likes to read stories that best suit her accent and are written by authors and writers from the UK . . . and she looks forward to welcoming you to her Fantasy Fair event.
Meet us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Autumnium
5:00pm – 6:00pm
“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness” John Keats
See “Ode to Autumn”
Welcome to a golden Autumn, otherwise known as Fall. Frost may rime the early morning leaves, but warm sunshine bathes the later days. There is time to stop and chat with friends without baking heat or bitter cold. Leaves crunch, crackle and swirl in eddying breezes.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

Mythos of the Fairelands with Zander Greene and Elizabeth Tinsley, in conversation with Aoife Lorefield
6pm – 7pm
Ever wondered why Fairelands come and go but Junction always returns? Or who the Bard Queen is? The Unweaver? Or perhaps – most importantly – you’ve wondered who the heck thought it was a good idea to give Tinies such limitless martial authority!
The Faire is more than a shopping event. It is a celebration of the Fantasy Role Play communities of Second Life, and as such it has evolved into a Role Play experience itself.
Meet the Faire Founder, Zander Greene, and its Executive Director, Elizabeth Tinsley as they reveal the secrets of – and answer your questions about – the Grand Mythos that is the Fairelands.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

SUNDAY APRIL 26th

Poetry: A Celebration of Life with Sabreman Carter
8:00am – 9:00am
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
9:00am – 10:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

CVL and Caledon Literary Study read aloud …
12 noon – 1pm
The Literary Study group will share desert setting stories. The audience may participate in reading.
Meet us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Scheherazade’s School of Dance: Belly Dance Practice led by Ktahdn Vesuvino
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Tomorrow is the Scheherazade Ball in the Drifts of  Anamnesis, and Ktahdn Vesuvino has kindly offered to lead a special bellydance parctice for those of us who want to ensure that our yashmaks ripple beautifully in the desert winds! Join us at the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis – and get those silks on!

LitFest Tour – Lunafae

5:00pm – 6:00pm
An enchanted Moon garden which comes alive with the sinking of the sun. As fae come out to dance and play under silvery beams, a magic settles over those that visit marking them always as children of the Moon.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

MONDAY APRIL 27th

SCHEHERAZADE DAY – A Celebration of the 1,001 Nights!

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

The True Story of Scheherazade
10:00am – 11:00am
This year we are celebrating the teller of the 1,001 Nights – and this is our special day for celebration!
But the truth is, there are many tellers of these Tales. Join Saffia Widdershins at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis, as she explores the genesis of these Tales drawn from Arabia, Persia, India and China.
And there will also be tales of some of the fascinating history of translation (and translators – such as the fascinating Sir Richard Burton).

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Poetry of Persia and India

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Aoife Lorefield and Catori Mistwalker will read poems Scherazade herself would have loved: Rumi, Hafiz, Tagore, and more. Come listen as we dive into the wonders of Persia and India.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Dancing in the Desert: A LitFest Party with DJ Easy Ninetails
3:00pm – 5:00pm
Our Lit Fest Team is famous across the Many Realms for their stirring Author Talks, captivating Readings and, of course, their amazing Region Tours. What you might not know is that they also know how to party! DJ Easy Ninetails will be joining them for a blow out in celebration of this year’s Featured Author, and this year there is a twist! It isn’t just one Author in the spotlight. It’s centuries of them.
Scheherazade is the character who brings together the collection of tales that make up the 1,001 Nights, and the creators of those Tales are largely our old friend Anon. So we’ll be celebrating the anonymous creators behind this diverse and vast work which shapes the genre of fantasy in Arabian, Persian, Indian and Chinese culture.
Break out the silks, don your desert attire and join us for the Lit Fest Party! There are 1,001 reasons to do just that!
The party will be held in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Agra Adara
5:00pm – 6:00pm
From afar travellers have come. For countless days they have wandered in the darkness. Weariness hangs heavy on these souls, these seekers of the light. But in the distance there is a glow pulling them forward. The onion domes of Agra Adara illuminate the surrounding landscape in a blaze of sunlight, pure and golden. Hearts are warmed and rejuvenated as they enter the enchanted gardens of Agra Adara.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

TUESDAY APRIL 28th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Nirvana Island Poetry Open Mic with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Special Guest Fran Wilde interview
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Fran Wilde’s novels and short stories have been finalists for six Nebula Awards, a World Fantasy Award, three Hugo Awards, two Locus Awards, and a Lodestar. They include her Nebula- and Compton-Crook-winning debut novel Updraft, and her debut Middle Grade novel Riverland. Her short stories appear in Asimov’sTor.comBeneath Ceaseless SkiesShimmerNatureUncanny, and Jonathan Strahan’s 2020 Year’s Best SFF.
Fran directs the Genre Fiction MFA concentration at Western Colorado University and writes nonfiction for publications including The Washington PostThe New York Times, and Tor.com. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and at franwilde.net.
She will be interviewed by Saffia Widdershins at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis
Read more about Fran here.

LitFest Tour – Lamented Fens
5:00pm – 6:00pm
A place that borders on the edge of madness. Here the seductive wail of the siren’s song lures the unwary into the cool grasp of the treacherous fens. Where the ground is thick with fog and dark moss-covered trees loom overhead menacingly. You see movement in the shadows from the corner of your eye. As you turn to validate what you saw, it vanishes,leaving behind doubt. Was it only the fog? Or perhaps the sway of the moss in the soft breeze? The moss gets thicker and the fog swirls hypnotically the longer one lingers here. Ghosts of your past, future, and everything intertwined haunt you. Is this real? Had the path truly been so dark? What would happen if you reached the light? Listen to the whispers in the shadows,to the buzz of the dragonflies, and unravel your destined path. Choices -will-be made. But do you keep to the safe path; or wander off into the halls of insanity? Welcome to the Lamented Fens, a swampland inhabited by mysterious piscine creatures. A story must be told; will it be you who survives to tell it?
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 29th

Readings from the Novel Writing Workshop
6:30am – 7:30am
Wolfgang Glinka, Keykey Underwood, Singh Albatros and Adele/Jilly Kidd have been workshopping novels for 7 years on Second Life and will share extracts from their works in progress, followed by a Q&A.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

The Dragon, and other story-poems by Ktahdn Vesuvino
10:00am – 11:00am
Ktahdn says:
*A year ago, at a writing dash, the prompt led me to think about dragons. Who really knows the heart of a dragon? They’ve been maligned, they’ve been worshiped. What is life really like for a dragon, in a world ever more overrun by people?’ Even more important, what could I say about a dragon that hadn’t already been said? I thought about it and an idea waved its tail at me. I’ve learned to pay attention.
“A month or so later I realized there was another point of view to the story, so I wrote a sequel. This one took more surprising turns.
“A story written as a poem has a rhythm of its own. Texture counts, and clarity too as there is no redundancy.. I also enjoy reading them aloud. Today I will read selections from a growing collection.”
–Ktahdn
Meet at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Melusina’s Depths
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Nestled between the highland hills and the sea, Melusina’s cobbled streets weave an enchanting maze past ancient castles, quaint shops, and taverns. Tales are told of a magical land of Mer-folk that lies below the city. Each night the townsfolk lock their doors tight against the eerie sound of the siren’s song. Melusina’s beauty will beguile you and her secrets will most certainly bewitch you.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

Reading from the Arabian Nights
6:00pm – 7:00pm
A group of librarians and library students will read aloud and have audience participation.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

THURSDAY APRIL 30th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Open Mic Poetry: Celestial Realms with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Wolfie’s Poetry Surf
2:00pm – 3:00pm
The Drifts of Anamnesis welcomes this popular poetry open mic. Wolfgang Glinka will ask people to read their own poems and favorite poems by others on a fantasy theme.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Spirit Valley of Kuruk
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Once there was a brave bear who did a terrible thing. So bad was this thing that the gods were shocked and cursed him by turning his heart to ice and disfiguring him into a monstrous Yeti.
But the Yeti’s new form became so big and powerful that he started to eat all others in the valley. The Bear tribes called upon the gods who sent the spirits of the rock to aid them. Eventually the Yeti was defeated and turned into stone now known as the Chenoo Rock which stands in the centre of the valley.
Since then the bears have left their warrior past and become dedicated to worship the memory of the Rock spirits.
Usually, tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands. But today we will be meeting at the Spirit Valley of Kuruk.

Curiosities Story Stream plus Slush Pile Q&A

Thursday, 30 April18:00 – 19:00
Presented by Mosseveno Tenk, Clockwinder of New Babbage
Join us for a short story from the audio archives of Curiosities fiction anthology magazine. With the time remaining after the stream, we will be happy to lift the editorial veil of secrecy and answer your questions about submitting your manuscripts to short story markets.
Today’s story will be “The Cheshire’s Grin” by Irene Puntí, in which survivors of an apocalyptic war have rebuild their world to the ancient Roman ideal.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

 

FRIDAY MAY 1st

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Beyond the Seven Kingdoms: A World of Ice and Fire Special

10:00 am – 11:00am
In Real Life, Freyja Nemeth is the co-founder of Westeros.org and co-author of “The World of Ice and Fire”. She will be talking about how George RR Martin has constructed the cultures that are less inspired by Medieval Europe, such as Dorne and the many cultures of Essos. What are the inspirations behind those peoples and places?
Join us for what will be a fascinating presentation and discussion at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Guest of Honor: Fran Wilde Reads from her works
Learn more about Fran Wilde
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Following on from her interview on Tuesday 28th April, Fran will be returning to the desert to read from her works at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis

Short Story Discussion Group with Destry Recreant
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The week’s short story will be from The 1001 Nights. Find some of the best stories from this classic work here https://www.bartleby.com/16/.
Join us in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Heliodor
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The elves of Heliodor are devoted to the ideals of creation and growth. To them, the highest calling is to create things of beauty and utility for their community to use and enjoy. The city itself is the work of many architects and artisans, built from pale golden stone in graceful arches and flowing curves, blending on the edges into orchard that in turn blends into forest.
Tours usually leave daily at 5:00pm but today’s tour will leave at 3pm  from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

SATURDAY MAY 2nd

The Poet’s Plunder with Klannex Northmead
6:00am – 7:00am
The Drifts of Anamnesis welcomes this popular poetry open mic. Klannex Northmead will ask people to read their own poems and favorite poems by others on a fantasy theme.
Join us in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Staying Open
Poems and photographs under the shadow of coronavirus by Ktahdn Vesuvino
9:30am – 11:00am
Ktahdn says:
“Through early March I did 9 hand-built sand sculptures. Later in the month I met two men who were also making sand works on Venice Beach, although theirs were much bigger than mine. I liked their energy, so I decided to join them.
“Coronavirus was coming into common awareness. I could feel the pressure. I joined in the beach works, my small but detailed sculpture dwarfed by theirs, but still contributing.
“We made people happy. it felt like a bubble in the creeping darkness.
“And then the officials closed the beach. The governmental world pressed in ever closer, and hysteria was never far away. I cheated and went to the beach anyway, as I like walking in the rain and we did have the blessing of several storms pass through.
“I also went to Milk Wood and wrote more poems. Then I rewrote them for this program. It’s a set of six poems with accompanying photographs, documenting an intense time.”
–Ktahdn
Meet at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Cold Shot Play Readers and Writers
11:00pm – 1:00pm
We are a group of people in SL who get together to read-through plays IN VOICE. We read Comedies, Dramedies, some Drama, and even some Fan fiction. We exclusively focus on Flash plays, one act plays that run 10 minutes or less. For Fantasy Faire, we will read original and classic fantasy plays.
Meet at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

The White Orchid Club Poetry Open Mic with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

SandPapers – Desert Punk in Literature with Ceejay Writer
2.00pm – 3:00pm
Is “Dune” desertpunk? What about “Treasure Island”? Let’s explore the possibilities while looking for an oasis in which to read and write desertpunk. This will be a discussion, not a lecture. Audience participation will be encouraged. Discussion will take place in open chat, not Voice, so that we may have a record of all the resources that will surely be mentioned.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

CANCELLED – Boudicca Amat Reads Stories
3:00pm – 4:00pm
A resident of Second Life since 2007, Boudicca began her regular weekly reading events in 2014 – and first read at Fantasy Fair in 2015. She regards performing at the Fairelands as the highlight of her year and always appreciates being asked to take part in this wonderful annual Event. And this year is even more thrilling as the Fair is bigger, and will continue for longer, than ever before. Boudicca is from London and likes to read stories that best suit her accent and are written by authors and writers from the UK . . . and she looks forward to welcoming you to her Fantasy Fair event.
Meet us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Zodiac
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Walk through the stars in a suave sea of galaxies and study the astral tomes to appease the Guardians in this living Planetarium.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

SUNDAY MAY 3rd

Poetry: A Celebration of Life with Sabreman Carter
8:00am – 9:00am
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
9:00am – 10:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

POSTPONED till Tuesday 5th at 4PM SLT
LitFest Tour – MISTAKES WERE MADE!!!
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Do you dare? Be aware, its all a little strange… A place once you visit you may never leave the same.
A collective of inventions, for fairytalers alike, think creakless slippers, think glasswards, think bouncing levitating firelight lamps, reverse it wands… I mean what could possible go wrong? Why, we even have a can of spray on unicorn horn, perfectly safe I’m told…
Every fairytalers dream, a place of nonsense it would seem, the magical, the mythical, the strange, the perfect place to peddle your wares but only if you do so dare… REMEMBER err…
MISTAKES WERE MADE!!!
creators note: Glasswards are glasses that when worn whilst walking allow you to see behind you instead of where you are going…
Perfectly safe I am told.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

MONDAY MAY 4th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Open Mic Brody Castle with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Curiosities Story Stream plus Slush Pile Q&A
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Presented by Mosseveno Tenk, Clockwinder of New Babbage
Join us for a short story from the audio archives of Curiosities fiction anthology magazine. With the time remaining after the stream, we will be happy to lift the editorial veil of secrecy and answer your questions about submitting your manuscripts to short story markets.
Today’s story will be “The Year of the Teacup Dragon” by Suzanne J. Willis, an urban fantasy set during the London Blitz.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Sirens Lore by Syn Beresford
5:00pm – 6:00pm
A lost city of secrets, mystery, and magical ruined beauty. Overgrown ruins hold tight the secrets of sea deities past. We survived the fall, and this is our home. Look for us just below the surface, swimming against the continuous, ever changing tides of Sirens Lore.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

TUESDAY MAY 5th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Nirvana Island Poetry Open Mic with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – MISTAKES WERE MADE!!!
4:00pm – 5:00pm
This Tour was postponed from Sunday 3rd May
Do you dare? Be aware, its all a little strange… A place once you visit you may never leave the same.
A collective of inventions, for fairytalers alike, think creakless slippers, think glasswards, think bouncing levitating firelight lamps, reverse it wands… I mean what could possible go wrong? Why, we even have a can of spray on unicorn horn, perfectly safe I’m told…
Every fairytalers dream, a place of nonsense it would seem, the magical, the mythical, the strange, the perfect place to peddle your wares but only if you do so dare… REMEMBER err…
MISTAKES WERE MADE!!!
Creator’s note: Glasswards are glasses that when worn whilst walking allow you to see behind you instead of where you are going…
Perfectly safe I am told.
This Tour will leave at 4:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

LitFest Tour – Auxentios’ Pass
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The icebound town of Auxentios’ Pass is influenced by a plethora of wealth their land has given them, which granted them the ability to embellish their buildings and increase basic comfort on the streets against subzero climate. The heart of the pass bears a mine that drew all leading minds of industry across the continent to set their eyes upon, and turned this town of hardship into a trophy of humankind’s strength above all. This wintery steampunk town is both designed around survival and its people’s triumph over the burdens of this unforgiving pass.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

WEDNESDAY MAY 6th

Readings from the Novel Writing Workshop
6:30am – 7:30am
Wolfgang Glinka, Keykey Underwood, Singh Albatros and Adele/Jilly Kidd have been workshopping novels for 7 years on Second Life and will share extracts from their works in progress, followed by a Q&A.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

The Writer’s Circle Open Mic
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Adele/Jilly Kidd hosts an open mic for writing in all forms: poetry, fiction, song, etc.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Ambigula
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Above the enchanted underwater world of the Turquoise Sea, rises the towering ancient Snake Temple. Within its chambers, a centaur family travels along a legendary tale, and find their own lives mirrored by the prophecies.
This Tour will be led by Haveit Neox
Tours usually leave daily at 5:00pm but this extra special tour will leave at 2pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

LitFest Tour – Cassiopeia
5:00pm – 6:00pm
We live in a world in which time has become something precious. Hectic and haste determine our everyday lifeand people have forgotten to spend time with beautiful things.
“Cassiopeia – Beyond the Time” is a world in which time is non-representational, in which there is no hectic pace nor haste, and no deadline pressure. A world without complete decay,without illness and death. It’s a land of joy and loving memory and remembrance, a place to pause, where life decelerates and where completely new dimensions arise.
Explore this world, where surreal finds its place and where you meet different beings. Feel invited by “Cassiopeia” and follow her into a land of mystery – to find yourself again.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

THURSDAY MAY 7th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Open Mic Poetry: Celestial Realms with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Songs of the Faire 2020: Fantasy Faire Seen through Images and Flash Poetry by Banshee Heartsong
3:00pm – 4:00pm
Flash poetry is comprised of brief poems that can be read in a single glance. Adding imagery often catches potential readers who would not read without something to catch their eye.
Songs of the Faire, a collection of flash poems, was written live during the first 9 days of the 2020 Fantasy Faire. Banshee Heartsong will talk about her interpretation of inspirations for flash poetry and share readings and images from the book. The Book is on sale in kiosks at Ambigula and by the Book Tables in the Drifts of Amanesis.
Banshee is a wandering poet who has written in Second Life for almost five years and in real life since she was 11. Her muses are many and in the past five years she has produced more than 1000 poems since she first found herself in these realms.
The person behind the keyboard holds an advanced degree in Writing Genre Fiction from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, PA, USA. There she concentrated in genre writing for fantasy, children’s fantasy, and rhyming picture books. She is mostly self-published. She’ll tell you this is to thwart having to edit for grammar and length.
She will be reading at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Queensgarden
5:00pm – 6:00pm
(The Fairelands Quest Region)
This is a region steeped in magic, with its own tales to tell. Pathways meander out of existence. There are marshy ponds, high mountains and woodland trails.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

FRIDAY MAY 8th

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

Inksters Poetry Prompt with Klannex Northmead
11:00am – 12:00pm
This group meets daily on weekdays throughout the year to compose poems based on a daily word prompt. Sharpen your pencils, and be prepared to get writing! During LitFest, we meet in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Short Story Discussion Group with Destry Recreant
3:00pm – 4:00pm
The week’s short story will be from The 1001 Nights. Find some of the best stories from this classic work here https://www.bartleby.com/16/.
Join us in the Hall of Ras Tarshayn on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Boudicca Amat Reads Stories
4:00pm – 5:00pm
A resident of Second Life since 2007, Boudicca began her regular weekly reading events in 2014 – and first read at Fantasy Fair in 2015. She regards performing at the Fairelands as the highlight of her year and always appreciates being asked to take part in this wonderful annual Event. And this year is even more thrilling as the Fair is bigger, and will continue for longer, than ever before. Boudicca is from London and likes to read stories that best suit her accent and are written by authors and writers from the UK . . . and she looks forward to welcoming you to her Fantasy Fair event.
Meet us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

LitFest Tour – Isle of Shadows
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The home for the Fairechylde, our beloved dragon-borne party ship. This is where the majority of the DJ-parties and activities will take place.
An enchanted place, beloved of pirates, dragons and … rabbits!
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

SATURDAY MAY 9th

The Poet’s Plunder with Klannex Northmead
6:00am – 7:00am
The Drifts of Anamnesis welcomes this popular poetry open mic. Klannex Northmead will ask people to read their own poems and favorite poems by others on a fantasy theme.
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

NaPoWriMo – Fantasy Writing Prompts
8:00am – 9:00am
April is National Poetry Writing Month (NaPoWriMo), during which participating poets attempt to write a poem a day for the month of April. But we’re continuing into May! Join us in the House of Hai Shamsan on Drifts of Anamnesis and get today’s poem done.

LitFest Tour – Return to Zodiac
9:00am – 10:00am
Walk through the stars in a suave sea of galaxies and study the astral tomes to appease the Guardians in this living Planetarium.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

LitFest Tour – Return to Lunafae

10:00am – 11:00am
People have requested a SECOND tour of Lunafae … so here it is!
An enchanted Moon garden which comes alive with the sinking of the sun. As fae come out to dance and play under silvery beams, a magic settles over those that visit marking them always as children of the Moon.
This special Tour leaves from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis.

The White Orchid Club Poetry Open Mic with Sabreman Carter
1:00pm – 2:00pm
Join us at the Place of Stories at Khawr Maksar on Drifts of Anamnesis.

Farewell to the Drifts Party
2:00pm – 4:00pm
A chance to celebrate the Literary Festival in the Drifts of Anamnesis. Come and dance to the music specially chosen for the Drifts, and dj’ed by Aoife Lorefield.

LitFest Tour – Fairelands Junction and Drifts of Anamnesis
5:00pm – 6:00pm
The desert is a place for stories … in ancient Halls, in private homes and out on the desert sands. Many voices will call to you as you travel though the Drifts … or perhaps your journey will lead to other journeys … The ancient names will call you, and the path through the sand will glow. And then you come to the Junction … This area is a cooler and more contemplative region than Drifts of Anamnesis, although the regions merge seamlessly. This is also the hub of the Fairelands – all the lands link back to here. They draw strength from the junction and in turn feed its power.
Tours leave daily at 5:00pm from the Al-Ma’ala Gathering Place on the Drifts of Anamnesis, to explore the Fairelands.

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