Storytelling and Writing for the September 6th NonProfit Commons Meeting

This Friday, September 6th, Nonprofit Commons is happy to feature J. L. Morin and Charles Degelman who will focus on storytelling and writing. Many of us have a story to tell. Whether you are writing to support the mission of your nonprofit, incorporating it in your teaching or have plans to write a novel, song or your next blog post, storytelling can be a powerful medium. 

J. L. and Charles, along with other authors host a monthly Virtual Writers Workshop that brings published authors together with other writers for synergy and exchange. Their next meeting happens Sunday, September 8th at 9AM PDT. More info at:



J. L. Morin 

Library Journal literary critic, adjunct faculty at Boston University, and award-winning novelist, J. L. Morin, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2011. She is the author of Trading Dreams, ‘Occupy’s 1st bestselling novel’, and writes for Huffington Post. Her Japan novel Sazzae won a Gold medal in the eLit Book Awards and a Living Now Book Award.

Charles Degelman 

Award winning author Charles Degelman is Faculty in Television, Film, & Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles. His Vietnam novel, Gates of Eden, won an Independent Publishers Book Award. He has also been a finalist in the American Zoetrope Screenplay Competition sponsored by Francis Ford Coppola, the Cal State Media Arts Festival, the Bellwether Prize for Fiction sponsored by Barbara Kingsolver, and the Diane Thomas Screenwriting Awards sponsored by UCLA Writers Program.


Join us in Second Life!


Nonprofit Commons Weekly Meeting

Friday, September 6th, 8:30 AM PDT / SLT

Plush Nonprofit Commons Amphitheater 



    •    8:30 am Introductions

    •    8:40 am TechSoup Announcements

    •    8:45 am Mentors Central  

    •    9:00 am Featured Presentation – Storytelling & Writing 

    •    9:30 am Open Mic / Announcements

The mission of the Nonprofit Commons in Second Life is to create a community for nonprofits to explore and learn about virtual worlds, foster connections, and discover the many ways in which nonprofits might utilize the unique environment of Second Life to achieve their missions. 

Written by: Rhiannon Chatnoir