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sLiterary, Inc. Introduction, Mission, Initiatives, Achievements, Venue Overview, Magazine & Legacy

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  • Introduction  Founded in 2006, roots in 2003.  NPO, registered in California since 2008.  Mission:To Further the Arts in Virtual Worlds.  Slogan/Motto: “What Second Life can be!”  What Have We Done?  Launched several initiatives and notable projects in the arts—including music, theatre, visual and literary arts
  • Literary Initiatives & Achievements I  Initiatives  The Classics in Virtual Worlds  Virtual Literary Characters Initiative—Notable Virtual Impersonation of Favorite Literary Characters, such as Will Shakespeare  Book Discussions  Virtual Buildings based on the Classics  Fiction in Virtual Worlds  sLiterary Magazine  Metaverse Fiction  sLiterary Art & Writing Gallery  Virtual Reality Shakespeare Initiative (VRSI)  Host Shakespearean-era Architecture  Fiscal Sponsor SL Shakespeare Company  Fiscal Sponsor Virtual Shakespeare Consortium  Fiscal Sponsor SL Shakespeare Repertory Players  Skype Shakespeare Radio
  • Literary Initiatives & Achievements II  Poetry  Introduced the first rated Poetry Slam to SL in 2006  Hosted Poetry Readings  sLiterary Winter Special Poetry Anthology  Literature  sLiterary Magazine publishes metaverse fiction, attempts to establish a new genre of fiction.  Hosted Book Discussions and informal literary courses, such as the WoWA—“Works of Women Authors” series  Hosted Playwriting Reading Sessions and Workshops  Created the first “Writing Museum” on SL—sLiterary Art & Writing Gallery  Shakespeare!  Host to “Authors in Your Pocket” Interviews (NY Times Bestselling authors on SL)  Outreach  Anodos Writing Retreat, low-cost virtual office space/housing, helps both new and established writers on SL connect
  • Visual Arts Initiatives & Achievements  Initiative: “Essence of Art in Virtual Worlds”  sLiterary Art & Writing Gallery  A large museum of art and writing relating to Second Life.  SLArtists.NET  Open Submissions Web Gallery of memorable art derived from Second Life  Primtings Museum—3d interpretations of famous 2d paintings  Inworld sim-sized museum  http://Primtings.com directory with preview  Studio Sandbox  Host to some of the most notable buildings of literary, artistic, or historic nature on SL
  • Music & Theatre Initiatives & Achievements  Music:  Weekly Music Concert Series  Host to numerous concert halls (see Venues)  Brought into SL and established several RL musicians.  Theatre: Fiscal sponsor to the premier professional theatre troupe in virtual worlds—the SL Shakespeare Company  sLiterary sims host the 4-sim SL Globe Theatre  sLiterary manages land matters for SL Shakespeare  Virtual Reality Shakespeare Initiative (VRSI)
  • Activism  SL Activism/Support Events  Freesupport for artists for event and build hosting  Host to and participant in various third-party nonprofit fundraisers, such as RFL and other global causes.  Support to other like-organizations and others on SL  Global/RL Arts Activism Events  NaNoWriMo since 2006.  DrawingDay since 2008 (inception).
  • Venues to Spread the Arts I  To help spread the literary arts on SL, we provide free event hosting for public events in high quality venues in various settings:  Anne Hathaway’s House and Arden Forest  Anodos Writing Retreat  Blackfriars Theatre  Dragonmount Memorial  Garrick’s Inn  Long Discussion House  Mary Arden’s House  Mistress Mall
  • Venues to Spread the Arts II  Nash House  New Place  Primtings Museum  Shakespeare’s Birthplace  SL Globe Theatre  sLiterary Art & Writing Gallery  sLiterary Diner  sLiterary Drawing Day Gallery  sLiterary Events Center  sLiterary Towers  SL Shakespeare Company Academy  Special Skybox Locations >>
  • http://venues.sLiterary.org/anodos
  • http://venues.sLiterary.org/blackfriars
  • http://venues.sLiterary.org/globe
  • Space to Spread the Arts!  We believe that all constructive endeavors on SL are art, in their own way. For structures beyond our venues, free skybox hosting with 4-sim infrastructure  RFL Prom 2008, set in a virtual construction of a memory lane high school. RFL Grand Finale Fashion Show. Different skybox rezzes 500 meters above the 4 sims.  Other notable events we’ve hosted: AVENUE Fashion Shows, La Performance (Modern Dance Troupe), ADMIRE ’09 (Mixed-Reality Music Event).
  • sLiterary Magazine  sLiterary, Inc. started as an avant garde virtual magazine and e- zine in 2006. “Of Fiction and Second Life”  sLiterary Magazine is a story magazine completely dedicated to metaverse fiction of the highest quality.  By publishing literary-quality metaverse fiction, sLiterary Magazine hopes to establish a new genre of fiction—metaverse fiction.  Although on hiatus since Winter 2008, we hope to publish another issue this year. You’re welcome to submit!
  • sLiterary.org Website & Beyond!  Open Venues / Website  Concise source of sLiterary Initiatives and Venue information.  sLiterary.org allows anyone to book an event at any of our venues!