Michael hatte sich nach seiner ersten Lesung in kürzester Zeit in einen SecondLife Enthusiasten verwandelt. Mittlerweile organisiert er selbst mit großer Begeisterung Events im Metaversum. Am kommenden Samstag präsentiert er japanische Literatur in Kaishi Chou Okiya & Hanamachi.
For a number of years I have has explored and written major essays about short fiction, first concentrating on the science fiction genre, now extending my work toward world literature in general. With a number of literary evenings in Second Life I will try to introduce major short story writers of 20th century world literature to new readers. Each event will be composed of a short biographical scetch of the respective writer, a lecture about his life and work and finally a story reading of some of his most representative works. As a story reader I have invited Thorsten Küper aka Kueperpunk Korhonen who is well-known as a performer and presenter at literary events in Second Life.
The first event of this series will be on Saturday, August 24th, 12:00 SLT / 21:00 CET, about the Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa who is best-known for inspiring Akira Kurosawa’s film classic Rashomon and is generally considered as a ground-braking author of modern Japanese literature. This literary evening will take place in the Kaishi Chou Okiya & Hanamachi, a beautiful recreation of a clssic Japanese village. The SLURL is http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ekaterina/45/61/22