World Storytelling Day & The Second Life Story Quest

Tomorrow is World Storytelling Day. I've been asked to do a live reading in Second Life on Storybook Island to celebrate with the aspiring writers engaging in story trails, live music, dancing and prizes. I'm always happy to support aspiring writers and when I heard my friend Joan describe their goal to support writers and highlight the importance of creative writing and storytelling, I signed up right away. If you're in-world, come on down and join us!

Here's the official info:

The Virtual Worlds Story Project Presents: The Second Life Story Quest

The Virtual World Story Project is pleased to announce its first annual Story Quest, to be held on World Storytelling Day, March 20, 2009.

With a goal of helping writers and storytellers imagine, craft, and share Second Life stories, the Quest will lead participants along one of four Story Trails. Along each trail will be a series of Enchanted Books. Touching the books will not only provide information to include in the story, but clues that lead to other points on the trail as well.

The Quest will allow participants to choose from one of four genres, and be held across multiple sims in Second Life. The Quest's final stop will be Karuna (the new HIV/AIDS sim) where participants can sit in scenic surroundings to write, submit their stories, and/or get help from writing coaches.

The day will conclude with story readings, the awarding of prizes, live music, and dancing.

This event is ideal for educators wishing to help students learn to write well and experience the immersive and creative possibilities inherent in virtual environments.


Date: Friday, March 20th

Location: Starts on Storybook Island ( and ends at Karuna with multiple stops at other sims. A notecard with LMs will be provided.

Start Time: Story Sleuths can pick up their first clues on Storybook Island ( at Midnight.

End Time: The Quest ends at 5:00 pm SLT. That is the time that stories must be submitted. The rest of the festivities, which include story reading, live music, and dancing commence immediately after. The awards ceremony will be held at 7:00 pm.