TUESDAY, July 2nd at 7pm: TROUBLE TALES with Bear Silvershade

Long time friend of the Library (and one time official photographer) Bear Silvershade joins us to share some original stories that he has written, centering on a mischievous character named "Trouble."

“ . . . in that moment, Trouble knew her purpose—to be the kiss that danced on the edge of love, the one that lingered in memories long after lips had parted.

“As the sun rose, Trouble flitted from person to person, leaving her mark. She kissed the baker who secretly yearned to be a poet, the bus driver who hummed forgotten lullabies, and the artist who painted with colours unseen. She whispered, "Mischief managed," and watched as their lives took unexpected turns.”

Presented live, in Voice.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

SUNDAY, June 30th @1:30pm: Even More SUNDAY with DAMON RUNYON


We conclude this special Sunday afternoon Tea Time series David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower presenting stories from the Runyonesque Canon at "Get Lost In Stories" - Seanchai Library's showcase contribution at SL21B.

While the musical Guys & Dolls is based on the short story "The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown," it is common for derivative works based on an author's canon to pull from more than one piece even when the backbone of the plot is drawn from a single story. This is especially true of canons that are primarily short fiction, like Damon Runyon's. Both of today's stories contain lore and characters than were woven into the legendary musical production.

TODAY: Blood Pressure, and A Piece of Pie, live on stream at SL21B. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Fabulous/220/95/22

THURSDAY, June 27th at 7pm: CONTEMPORARY SCI-FI with Finn!

Finn Zeddmore is all set to take us on another contemporary Science Fiction-Fantasy adventure, taken from a wide variety of short story sources.  Where will she take us this time?  Only one way to find out!

TONIGHT: "Annie Without Crow" by Michael Swanwick & "Our Father" by K. J. Khan.

Join us on Seanchai Library's Story Floor for this week's new journey, presented live in Voice.

Image: A wall made of books. Lots of old books in a bookstore or library. Photographer: Martin Vorel - https://martinvorel.com   Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0

TUESDAY, June 25th @ 7pm: Our Newbery Adventure Concludes


@ 7pm: Caledonia concludes Dave Eggers' The Eyes & The Impossible.

Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes—to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park’s elders, three ancient Bison. His friends—a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican—work with him as the Assistant Eyes, observing the humans and other animals who share the park and making sure the Equilibrium is in balance. 

But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats—an actual boatload of goats—who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes’s view of the world.

Both Sessions are Live on Stream

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

SUNDAY, June 23rd at 1:30pm: MORE "Sunday with Damon Runyon:


We continue this special Sunday afternoon Tea Time series David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower present stories from the Runyonesque Canon . . . this time at SLB!

Author Damon Runyon's distinctive vernacular style is known as Runyonese: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in the present tense, and always devoid of contractions.

TODAY: Broadway Financier, and The Three Wise Guys, live on stream at SL21B. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SLB%20Fabulous/220/95/22

THURSDAY, June 20th at 7pm: WTCALE?: Stories By Request


Caledonia has been reading stories live in SL for 16 years, mostly at Seanchai Library. Tonight she presents some stories as requested by those attending story sessions in the last week. What will she read?  From a popular author like Neil Gaiman? Or a classic author like Nathaniel Hawthorne? Or maybe someone entirely new?  Only one way to find out!


TUESDAY, June 18th: Music and an Award-Winning Story


@ Noon: Russell Eponym, Live at The Glen!

Join us for Russell's weekly performance.  Enjoy an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell presents original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected stories and poems: Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

@ 7pm: Caledonia continues Dave Eggers' The Eyes & The Impossible.

Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes—to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park’s elders, three ancient Bison. His friends—a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican—work with him as the Assistant Eyes, observing the humans and other animals who share the park and making sure the Equilibrium is in balance. 

But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats—an actual boatload of goats—who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes’s view of the world.

Both Sessions are Live on Stream

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

SUNDAY, June 16th @ 1:30pm: Sunday with Damon Runyon

Alfred Damon Runyon was an American journalist and short-story writer best known for his short stories celebrating the world of Broadway in New York City that grew out of the Prohibition era. To New Yorkers of his generation, a "Damon Runyon character" evoked a distinctive social type from Brooklyn or Midtown Manhattan.

The adjective Runyonesque refers to this type of character and the type of situations and dialog that Runyon depicts. He spun humorous and sentimental tales of gamblers, hustlers, actors, and gangsters, few of whom go by "square" names, preferring instead colorful monikers such as "Nathan Detroit", "Benny Southstreet", "Big Jule", "Harry the Horse", "Good Time Charley", "Dave the Dude", or "The Seldom Seen Kid".

His distinctive vernacular style is known as Runyonese: a mixture of formal speech and colorful slang, almost always in the present tense, and always devoid of contractions.

In a special Sunday afternoon Tea Time series David Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower present stories from the Runyonesque Canon.

TODAY: The Bloodhounds of Broadway, and A Very Honorable Guy, live on stream in the Fireside Room.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

MONDAY June 17th at 7pm: SciFi Adventure - BORN CHARMER by Edward P Hughes

   

From Gyro Muggins Cavernous SciFi Library -
BORN CHARMER

In a world where people with true magic are feared and persecuted a shepherd's son deals with the fact that he can work real spells

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/44/27

from the anthology," Magical Wishes # 7

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THURSDAY, June 13th at 7pm: Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn

Finn Zeddmore is all set to take us on another contemporary Science Fiction-Fantasy adventure, taken from a wide variety of short story sources.  Where will she take us this time?  Only one way to find out!

TONIGHT: "Tantie Merle and the Farmhand 4200" by R.S.A. Garcia from Uncanny (Jul/Aug 2023)

Join us on Seanchai Library's Story Floor for this week's new journey, presented live in Voice.

Image: A wall made of books. Lots of old books in a bookstore or library. Photographer: Martin Vorel - https://martinvorel.com   Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0


TUESDAY, June 11th: Russell Eponym at The Glen, and This Year's Newbery Medal Winner Continues


@ Noon: Russell Eponym, Live at The Glen!

Join us for Russell's weekly performance.  Enjoy an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell presents original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected stories and poems: Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

@ 7pm: Caledonia continues Dave Eggers' The Eyes & The Impossible.

Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes—to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park’s elders, three ancient Bison. His friends—a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican—work with him as the Assistant Eyes, observing the humans and other animals who share the park and making sure the Equilibrium is in balance. 

But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats—an actual boatload of goats—who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes’s view of the world.

Both Sessions are Live on Stream

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

MONDAY June 10th at 7pm: SciFi Adventure - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO CORPORAL CUCKOO? by Gerald Keith

      

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO
CORPORAL CUCKOO?
From Gyro Muggins Cavernous SciFi Library -

A civilian meets an ex-Army man who looks to be in his 30s but amazingly recovered from some hideous accident.  The Corporal's story is as bizarre as his appearance

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/44/27

from the anthology, Star science Fiction No. 3



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THURSDAY, June 6th @ 7pm: Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn!

Finn Zeddmore is all set to take us on another contemporary Science Fiction-Fantasy adventure, taken from a wide variety of short story sources.  Where will she take us this time?  Only one way to find out!

Join us on Seanchai Library's Story Floor for this week's new journey, presented live in Voice.

Image: A wall made of books. Lots of old books in a bookstore or library. Photographer: Martin Vorel - https://martinvorel.com   Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0


TUESDAY, June 4th : The Story Continues!

 

@ 7pm: Caledonia continues this year's Newbery Medal-winner: Dave Eggers' The Eyes & The Impossible.

Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes—to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park’s elders, three ancient Bison. His friends—a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican—work with him as the Assistant Eyes, observing the humans and other animals who share the park and making sure the Equilibrium is in balance. 

But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats—an actual boatload of goats—who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes’s view of the world.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

MONDAY, June 3rd at 7pm: Selections from "Call Us What What We Carry"

 

Join Caledonia Skytower in The Glen as she shares selections from Amanda Gorman's published collection: "bursting with musical language and exploring themes of identity, grief, and memory, this lyric of hope and healing captures an important moment in the world’s consciousness while being utterly timeless."

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

About the Poet: Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history, as well as an award-winning writer and cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where she studied Sociology. She has written for the New York Times and has three books forthcoming with Penguin Random House. Learn more at https://www.theamandagorman.com/

TUESDAY, May 29th: "The Eyes & The Impossible" Begins Plus Live Music at Noon

 


@ Noon: Russell Eponym, Live at The Glen!

 Join us for Russell's weekly performance.  Enjoy an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell presents original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected stories and poems: Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

@ 7pm: June Story Month begins with Caledonia presenting this year's Newbery Medal-winner: Dave Eggers' The Eyes & The Impossible.

Johannes, a free dog, lives in an urban park by the sea. His job is to be the Eyes—to see everything that happens within the park and report back to the park’s elders, three ancient Bison. His friends—a seagull, a raccoon, a squirrel, and a pelican—work with him as the Assistant Eyes, observing the humans and other animals who share the park and making sure the Equilibrium is in balance. 

But changes are afoot. More humans, including Trouble Travelers, arrive in the park. A new building, containing mysterious and hypnotic rectangles, goes up. And then there are the goats—an actual boatload of goats—who appear, along with a shocking revelation that changes Johannes’s view of the world.

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26


TUESDAY, MAY 28th: June Story Month Begins!

 


Story Month begins (just a little early) with the presentation of this year's Newbery Medal book, Dave Egger's adventure "The Eyes and the Impossible" with Caledonia Skytower. More to come including Science Fiction Shorts, Poetry, and Sunday afternoons with the stories of Damon Runyon.

Join is for stories at Nowhereville in June!

TUESDAY, April 23rd at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYM Returns to The Glen, Live!

 

Russell Eponym, Live at The Glen

He's back! Join us for Russell's weekly performance.  Enjoy an hour of 100% live and unplugged acoustic music and spoken word.  Russell presents original and traditional songs, instrumental pieces and covers, together with some selected stories and poems: Folk Baroque and Beyond. 

Presented live on Stream. All times slt/pacific

THURSDAY April 18th at 9pm: THE WALKER IN THE CEMETERY from Cthulhu's Reign

 

"After The Old Ones Return"
THE WALKER IN THE CEMETERY
from Cthulhu's Reign
It is a time of new horrors and utter strangeness, on a totally transformed planet where mankind is no longer the master. The arena is the beautiful Cimitero di Staglieno, the stakes are life, death, and posterity.

Ceiliuradh Glen at Seanchai Library in Second Life

Storylink Radio's Celticworld in Opensim Kitely


***WARNING***
Fair warning dearies, tonight’s little story is on the horror side..
including a bit of gore… but more psychological horror. 
Think Ridley Scott, you know the Alien movies?
Ridley Scott meets Cthulhu… 
Or perhaps more Ellen Ripley meets Cthulhu. Hmmm?

There is no foul language, at least not any F-bombs for sure, but like Alien you may want to consider this an R-rating for sci-fi violence/gore. There is a read-along link if you want to, you know,  read-along… but caution!  I have edited the story way down from the original.. 
there is bad language in the read-along text.

Anyway… please consider yourself duly warned.



Book: CTHULHU'S REIGN
Edited by: Darrell Schweitzer & Shandon Loring
Author: Ian Watson

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THURSDAY April 18th: 6pm - 8pm: Two Hours - SCARY STORIES FOR STORMY NIGHTS CAMPOUT

   

"S'mores and Ghosties"
SCARY STORIES CAMPOUT

Come in your Hallowe'en jammies!
Campfire, tents, sleeping bags, candles, pizza, popcorn,
candy, flashlights, dark stormy night, and Scary Stories provided!

FREE HALLOWE'EN JAMMIES AVAILABLE AT:
Seanchai Library Downstairs in Second Life
&
Storylink Hallowe'en Mall in Kitely: grid.kitely.com:8002/OCTOBERWORLD/98/156/3172

Join us in Second Life
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/44/27

Storylink Radio Estate in Opensim


Tonight's Stories
THE SHAPE OF THINGS - THE GOOD DEED
GREENHOUSE EFFECT - DEAD IN THE WATER
HAIGHT HOUSE - THE UNSEEN
FOOD AND LODGING

 
FOLLOWED AT 9:00pm by


Walker in the Cemetery
 


Book: Scary Stories for Stormy Nights
Stories: Various
Authors: Various





SATURDAY April 6th at 1pm: SciFi Adventure - "DOG DAY EVENING" by Spider Robinson

 

Presented by Gyro Muggins -

DOG DAY EVENING
from "The Callahan Chronicles".
One evening a man and a dog walk into a bar.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/44/27




SATURDAY March 30th at 1pm: SciFi Adventure - "KYRIE" by Poul Anderson

Presented by Gyro Muggins -

KYRIE
During a space voyage to explore the remains of a recent supernova, a shy young woman telepath develops a deep and tragic friendship with an energy being who is to explore near the supernova where humans dare not go.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/44/27




TUESDAY, March 26th at 7pm: POETRY THIS YEAR

 

In that mythical realm, the Real World, Caledonia coordinates a national poetry recitation program for her state arts organization. Every year, students across her state choose poems from a curated anthology from over 1100 classic and contemporary poems. Every year, she marvels at the works students connect with and choose. 

This year's batch are more diverse than normal, and Cale will share selections tonight. Live in the main library story floor. https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

SATURDAY March 23rd at 1pm: SciFi Adventure - "THE PACIFIC MYSTERY" by Stephen Baxter

 
Presented by Gyro Muggins -

THE PACIFIC MYSTERY
May 1950, In an alternate world where Nazi German won, the flying behemoth 'Goering' prepares to be the first airship to circle the Globe. As they cross the Pacific things change.  With no increase in speed, progress slows to a crawl over fantastic landscapes.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/44/27




THURSDAY March 21st at 7pm: CASABLANCA - presented by Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower - together again!

     

"Here's Looking At You Kid"
CASABLANCA
Caledonia Skytower & Shandon Loring together!

A story of timeless romance, duty, and selfless love.

This is a very special storytelling presentation of this beloved classic movie. The movie was not based on a book and there is no novellization and no audiobook..
except right here at Storylink Radio & Seanchai Library!

Set during World War II, an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) must choose between his love for a woman (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her husband, a Czechoslovak resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against the Germans.


Read HERE what Casablanca is really all about

Rick's Cafe Americain in Second Life
Movie: Casablanca
Studio: Warner Brothers







TUESDAY March 19th at 7pm: THE QUIET MAN with Caledonia Skytower

  


It's a time for traditions at Seanchai Library, and this is one of those.

Maurice Walsh's short story was an Irish novelist, now best known for his short story "The Quiet Man", later made into the Oscar-winning film The Quiet Man, directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. He was one of Ireland's best-selling authors in the 1930s.

Caledonia Skytower presents Maurice Walsh's short story of two people finding each other, and themselves, in the rural Ireland of the 1930s
Live at the Firecircle. https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/204/43/26

SUNDAY March 17th - 1pm - 4pm St. Patrick's Day & Seanchai Library 17th Birthday!!

 VOL XVII: Seanchai Library Celebrates 17 on the 17th!


Sunday, March 17th beginning at 1pm

It's incredible! Seanchai Library celebrates 17 years of stories and story experiences in Second Life this Sunday, March 17th in the Glen on Nowhereville.

 Join us for music, stories, poetry and fun featuring Corwyn Allen, Shandon Loring, R. Dismantled, David Abbot, Aoife Lorefield, Finn Zeddmore, and Caledonia Skytower, Live.


Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change):

  • 1:00pm – Corwyn Allen – Music and Poetry
  • 1:20pm – Shandon Loring – “The Long and the Short of It”
  • 1:40pm – R Dismantled –  Assorted in 100 words at a Time
  • 2:00pm – David Abbot – Selection from the works of Damon Runyon
  • 2:20(30)pm -Aoife  Lorefield - Selected Poetry
  • 2:40(50)pm – Finn Zeddmore - "Murder or a Duck" by Beth Goder
  • Last (whenever that is) – Caledonia – Selection from the works of Maeve Binchy

Ceiliuradh Glen at Seanchai Library in Second Life

THURSDAY March 14th at 9pm - 10:15pm: THE BALLAD OF ROSAMUNDE

  

"With hair red gold and eyes of green. "
THE BALLAD OF ROSAMUNDE

A pirate queen trapped in the realm of Faerie, Rosamunde can only be freed by true love. The man she loved is lost to her forever so she believes herself doomed. Padraig, long in love with Rosamunde, believes his life to be worthless since she disappeared. When he hears of her capture by the Fey, he is determined to set her free -- but can Rosamunde put the past behind her and learn to love anew?

Ceiliuradh Glen at Seanchai Library in Second Life

Storylink Radio's Celticworld in Opensim Kitely

Book: Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
Stories: The Ballad of Rosamunde
Authors: Claire Delacroix

This short story was published in the anthology, THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF IRISH ROMANCE, but was edited there for space constraints. The whole story is available on Kindle in The Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy.








THURSDAY March 14th at 6pm - 8pm: Two Hours - CELTIC MYTHS & LEGENDS

  

"Bitesize Celtic Magic"
CELTIC MYTHS & LEGENDS

Epic battles, clashes between the underworld and the real world, love, war, and death. Ancient tales brimming with the magic and wonder of the Celtic world. Each tale has been faithfully adapted to be told in 10 minutes or less. Join us tonight for these bite-size epic tales.

Followed @ 9pm by:
THE BALLAD OF ROSAMUNDE

Ceiliuradh Glen at Seanchai Library in Second Life

Storylink Radio's Celticworld in Opensim Kitely

LIVE on YOUTUBE

Tonight's Stories
From Ireland..
LABRA THE MARINER
THE ISLAND OF THE BLACK PIG
THE FAIR PRINCESS WITH THE PIG'S HEAD
THE VOYAGE OF MAELDUIN

From Cornwall & The Isle of Man..
THE BEN-VARREY
ESHYN AND Y CHADEE
THE INEY'S LONG LEATHER BAG

From Scotland..
TAM LIN
THE CURSE OF THE KELPIE
DIANAIMH AND THE KELPIE
THE KELPIE AND DALL, THE BLIND ONE
FAOINEIS, THE VAIN
THE FIANNA AND THE DARK LORD
THE ISLAND OF SHADOWS

From Brittany..
THE CURSE AND THE OATH
DAHUD-AHES OF KER-YS

Book: 100 10-Minute Read Aloud Celtic Myths & Legends
Authors: Great Great Great Grandparents of Ann Onymous








TUESDAY March 13th at 7pm: WEE IRISH TALES with Caledonia Skytower


Over the years, Caledonia has read and presented a lot of Irish Tales: traditional folk and fairy tales, children's tales, more contemporary adventures, and ever written a few of her own! Tonight she reads them all!  

Okay, maybe not all. But she reads a mix of stories from all the many sources she's presented over the year. You can even help!  The audience will be encouraged to help Cale select what "pot" of tales to pull from. Gather at the Firecircle, just behind the library, for an hour of adventure and magic.

Presented live on stream.

TUESDAY, MARCH 5th at 7pm: CELEBRATING SEUSS!

 

Stories return to the Library in March!

120 years ago this month, and unique creative mind was born. While the world has changed since the first days that the man we knew as Dr. Seuss first penned his whimsical tales, much of his canon of work is part of many of our young lives. Somehow the world would not quite be as bright a place if a mysterious cat might not knock on our doors unexpectedly, bringing excitement and danger to a boring day with the assurance, "Your Mother will not mind if you do!" 

Caledonia Skytower, presents. on Stream.

THURSDAY February 15th at 7pm: CASABLANCA

   

"Here's Looking At You Kid"
CASABLANCA

A story of timeless romance, duty, and selfless love, just in time for Valentine's Day!

This is a very special storytelling presentation of this beloved classic movie. The movie was not based on a book and there is no novellization and no audiobook.. except right here at Storylink Radio!

Set during World War II, an American expatriate (Humphrey Bogart) must choose between his love for a woman (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her husband, a Czechoslovak resistance leader, escape from the Vichy-controlled city of Casablanca to continue his fight against in the war.

Read HERE what Casablanca is really all about

Rick's Cafe Americain in Second Life
Movie: Casablanca
Studio: Warner Brothers