WITVS Blogger & ‘Queen’ of SL Poets Go ‘Off the Shelf’ & On the Air

by Joan Kremer on March 26, 2009 · 0 comments

in Benefits of SL,Opportunities,Places for writers

The exciting new radio talk show about the literary scene in Second Life, artificial Off The Shelf, prosthesis will air its second program this Sunday, youth health March 29, featuring perhaps the most well-known SL literary figure/writer/poet, Persephone Phoenix, and one of the newer SL writing-scene bloggers, yours truly, as my SL avatar Alas Zerbino.

Off The Shelf is the first literary talk show in Second Life and is hosted by two folks from one of my favorite SL writing hangouts, Bookstacks.  Kghia Gherardi and Simeon Beresford interview their guests live for this half-hour show at 1 p.m. SLT (PDT) Sundays on the Internet radio station, Radio Riel.  Bookstacks and the Second Life Literary Foundation are its sponsors.

bookstacks

During NaNoWriMo last November, I enjoyed writing in the Bookstacks pub!

Persephone Phoenix is a highly regarded poet and also the founder and operator of the Blue Angel Poets’ Dive in Second Life, which sponsors, among other literary events, the longest-running open mic in Second Life every Sunday.

Alas Zerbino (er, I) will be interviewed about the Second Life writing community and her work to bring together information about writer-related events, places, and programs from across the grid to a single location for easy reference on the Web and at Story Mountain Center for Writers, which she co-owns with Clarissa Tolsen.

Future shows “will focus on interviews with authors, poets, publishers, editors, librarians, literary venue hosts, and other bookish people, both within Second Life and outside,” according to the Off The Shelf press release.

Details, links, and SLURLs for Sunday’s show:

  • When:  1:00 p.m. Second Life time (Pacific Daylight Time), Sunday, March 29, 2009.
  • To attend the live show:  In SL, the live taping is at Awen, the home of Bookstacks (SLURL for teleporting).  While the program starts at 1 p.m., if you want to attend, you might go there earlier (the first show was well-attended).
  • To listen to the show live: Radio Riel on the Internet (If the show isn’t aired on its Main Stream, check the Secondary Stream (Events) — both links are in the left sidebar of the Radio Riel Web site.)
  • To listen to the show any time after the taping:  Download it at the Off The Shelf page on Bookstacks’ Web site.
  • To listen to the previous show: Off the Shelf blog
  • More information about Bookstacks and/or Off The ShelfBookstacks online.

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