THURSDAY February 20th at 7pm: POCKETFUL OF CROWS pt3

"A Named Thing is a Tamed Thing"
POCKETFUL OF CROWS pt3

A beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.

Book: Pocketful of Crows Author: Joanne M. Harris


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WEDNESDAY, February 19th at 7:00pm: POETRY THIS YEAR

Caledonia shares selections from the poems selected by students participating in the program she coordinates for her State's Arts Commission: Poetry Out Loud.

The program's intention is to get words and language up off the paper and, literally, on its feet.  It is a dynamic, memorable means of connecting young people with the power of literature.  The poems Cale will share tonight were chosen by the students from an anthology of over 1000 classic and contemporary poems.

TUESDAY, February 18th at 7PM: Selection from AT THE GATES OF DAWN

At The Gates of Dawn is an anthology of Ella Young’s work, featuring her poems, prose and mythical storytelling, and will be read by Willow Moonfire.
Born in Ireland in 1867, Ella Young was educated in Dublin, obtaining a master’s degree in Celtic mythology. She published her first book of poems in 1906, and her first work of Irish folklore, The Coming of Lugh, in 1909, and followed in 1910 by Celtic Wonder-Tales.
She first travelled to the United States in the early 1920s, and in 1924 she was hired by the University of California, Berkeley to replace William Whittingham Lyman Jr., who had vacated his post as “Instructor in Celtic”. Re-entering the United States in 1925, she was allegedly briefly detained at Ellis Island as a probable mental case on the grounds of her apparent belief in the existence of “fairies, elves, and pixies”.
As a lecturer, Young was known for her colourful and lively persona, often addressing her audiences whilst wearing the purple robes of a Druid and expounding on legendary creatures such as fairies and elves, and praising the benefits of talking to trees.
Her sheer enthusiasm for, and depth of knowledge of, Celtic mythology attracted and influenced many of her friends and won her a wide audience among writers and artists in California, including poet Robinson Jeffers, philosopher Alan Watts, photographer Ansel Adams, and composer Harry Partch, who set several of her poems to music.

MONDAY February 17th at 7pm: OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET by C. S. Lewis

by C. S. Lewis -

OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET 

A university don on holiday is shanghaied to an expedition to Mars.  His concepts of both science and religion are turned on their heads as he flees what he thinks is certain death from "Martian monsters."

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
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SUNDAY, February 16th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME, "Death on the Nile" Episode 3

Mademoiselle, I speak as a friend. Bury your dead! ... Give up the past! Turn to the future! What is done is done. Bitterness will not undo it.'

Death on the Nile


Here we are, half way through the series and no one is dead yet!  Oh, but not for long. This week love, cunning, and revenge finally emerges among the tourists on the Egyptian riverboat Karnak.

Corwyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Gloriana Maertens, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower presents Episode3 of this six week series, live on stream from a specially designed reading set, high above Holly Kai Park. 

Join us as we journey down the Nile.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

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All times slt/Pacific Time. 
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY - February 16th, at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Special - Death On the Nile. Corwyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Gloriana Maertens, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower in Episode 3 of this series featuring Dame Agatha Christie's 1937 classic. This week - MURDER! live on stream.


*MONDAY - February 17th, at 7pm:  C. S. Lewis' OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, February 18th, at 7pm: A Selection from Ella Young's AT THE GATES OF DAWN with Willow Moonfire, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, February 19th at 7pm: POETRY THIS YEAR. Caledonia reads from the poems selected for recitation by the students in the program she coordinates in her state, live on stream.

*THURSDAY, 
February 20th, at 7pm: A POCKETFUL OF CROWS Continues, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

SATURDAY, February 15th at 7pm: LOVE in Music & Poetry


Caledonia Skytower and Ktahdn Vesuvino present "Love in words and music." It's a program they developed last year. Since then it has been extended, rebuilt, and re-imagined.

It's a braided tapestry of spoken words (Cale) and music (Ktahdn), alternating, weaving, wandering within the theme. Love is a large idea with many facets - it's not all hearts and flowers (only sometimes). The 2020 Edition of "The Love Show" reinforces and reflects the fascinating depths beneath love's surface.

I BRING you with reverent hands
The books of my numberless dreams,
White woman that passion has worn
As the tide wears the dove-grey sands,
And with heart more old than the horn
That is brimmed from the pale fire of time:
White woman with numberless dreams,
I bring you my passionate rhyme.

~ A Poet to His Beloved

by William Butler Yeats
Live on Stream, and in Voice.
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FRIDAY, February 14th at 3pm slt: Seanchai Library at ONE BILLION RISING


One Billion Rising is a global campaign to end rape and sexual violence against women. It was started in 2012 as part of the V-Day movement. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in her lifetime, or about one billion.

Aoife Lorefield leads Dubhna Rhiadra, Willow Moonlight, and Caledonia Skytower presenting poetry and stories celebrating the power of women, in support of this global initiative.  
#onebillionrising  #endtheviolence

Join us at the Poetry & Prose Stage on "Resist" for an hour of inspiration, live in Voice. 

THURSDAY February 13th at 7pm: POCKETFUL OF CROWS pt2

"A Named Thing is a Tamed Thing"
POCKETFUL OF CROWS pt2

A beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl. Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.

Book: Pocketful of Crows Author: Joanne M. Harris


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WEDNESDAY, February 12th at 7:00pm: Selections from THE STARLESS SEA

A timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.


Is Cale going to wrap up the story? No Way!  This is a book you need to wade into and thoroughly enjoy for yourself!

AND . . . Cale will share more of the intriguing stories-in-between, including the The Ballad of Simon and Eleanor, from Erin Morgentstern's newest adventure.

"From the author of The Night Circus comes a wildly fanciful lark that has all the hits: mystery, love, libraries, Harry Potter references, and pirates. It's a complex, darkly beautiful story with some of the most inventive storytelling we've read all year.”Good Housekeeping, Best Book of 2019

Caledonia presents, live on stream.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27


TUESDAY, February 11th at 7pm: THIS HOUSE with Ktahdn Vesuvino

Ktadhn Vesuvino takes us on another journey to the Liaden Universe of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller with the short story THIS HOUSE.

A house with a big garden?  Sounds pretty normal. Houses built on older houses - not that uncommon, is it? Yet, what could possibly happen?

Kt presents live on stream, with a bit of musical prelude, of course.
 https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY February 10th at 7pm: OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET by C. S. Lewis

by C. S. Lewis -

OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET 

A university don on holiday is shanghaied to an expedition to Mars.  His concepts of both science and religion are turned on their heads as he flees what he thinks is certain death from "Martian monsters."

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, February 9th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME, "Death on the Nile" Episode 2

"“There's no reason why women shouldn't behave like rational beings," Simon asserted stolidly.
Poirot said drily: "Quite frequently they do. That is even more upsetting!”"

~ Death on the Nile


The riverboat Karnak has left port, and the journey has begun. With the arrival of Jacqueline de Bellefort, our cast of dubious characters is complete?  Perhaps not.  Our final key character arrives this week, and one of our guests has a close call at Abu Simbel.

Corwyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Gloriana Maertens, and Caledonia Skytower presents Episode 2 of this six week series, live on stream from a specially designed reading set, high above Holly Kai Park. 

Join us as we journey down the Nile.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

_____________________________________

All times slt/Pacific Time. 
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY - February 9th:
    
 ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME Special - Death On the Nile. Corwyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Gloriana Maertens, and Caledonia Skytower in Episode 2 of this series featuring Dame Agatha Christie's 1937 classic. live on stream.
   
at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "The Secret Garden" Continues. Caledonia Skytower, live on stream at The Golden Horseshoe at Magicland Park. 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31


*MONDAY - February 10th, at 7pm:  C. S. Lewis' OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, February 11th, at 7pm: More from the Liaden Universe - THE HOUSE  with Ktadhn Vesuvino, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, February 12th at 7pm: Erin Morgenstern's THE STARLESS SEA. Caledonia Shares more selections, live on stream.

*THURSDAY, 
February 13th:
   ~ at 7pm: A POCKETFUL OF CROWS Continues, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

   ~ at 9pmSEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore featuring sotries from sources including Escape Pod, Light Speed, and Clarkesworld online magazines.


*FRIDAY, February 14th at 3pm:   Seanchai Library at ONE BILLION RISING SL. Aoife Lorefield, Dubhna Rhiadra, Willow Moonlight, and Caledonia Skytower share an hour of stories and poems in support of this movements annual global statement to end violence against women. (SLURL available in posts and notices on the day of the event)

*SATURDAY, February 15th at 3pm:   Seanchai Library at Lanagan Park, with LOVE: in Words and Music. Ktadhn Vesuvino and Caledonia Skytower reprise their creative exploration of love in its many iterations through poetry and songs - it's not all hearts and flowers!  Some new selections added this year. Live on stream.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Froog/29/46/252


LOVE: In Words and Music - the 2019 Edition
All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY February 6th at 7pm: POCKETFUL OF CROWS pt1

"A Named Thing is a Tamed Thing"
POCKETFUL OF CROWS pt1

A beautiful tale of love, loss and revenge, A Pocketful of Crows balances youth and age, wisdom and passion and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless wild girl.

Only love could draw her into the world of named, tamed things. And it seems only revenge will be powerful enough to let her escape.

Accompanying this event is a special Art Exhibit at the Newgrange Museum and Art Gallery, where more than two dozen pictures from this book are on display, along with kiosks to let you ‘get to know’ the author and illustrator. hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/CELTICWORLD/226/292/26

Book: Pocketful of Crows Author: Joanne M. Harris


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WEDNESDAY, February 5th at 7pm: THE STARLESS SEA Continues

A timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.


"Anyone who’s read Erin Morgenstern’s wildly successful fiction debut, The Night Circus, knows how meticulously she crafts her imaginary worlds... the reader [is] immersed in a multitude of stories, the threads of which gradually weave together to a haunting conclusion."NPR

“A richly imaginative ode to books and storytelling...this fantasy-filled novel entwines a mysterious underground world with the story of a grad student on a quest to understand his past.”  People

"From the author of The Night Circus comes a wildly fanciful lark that has all the hits: mystery, love, libraries, Harry Potter references, and pirates. It's a complex, darkly beautiful story with some of the most inventive storytelling we've read all year.”Good Housekeeping, Best Book of 2019

Caledonia presents another selected adventure from Erin Morgenstern's new work, live on stream.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

TUESDAY, February 4th at 7pm: THE DAUGHTER OF ODREN concludes


Master storyteller Ursula K. LeGuin takes readers back to Earthsea with this hauntingly beautiful tale of betrayal and revenge.

For fourteen years, Weed, as she is called, the daughter of Lord Garnet, has brought offerings to the standing stone. Alone in a shallow valley, she implores the stone not to forget her. To remember who he is and the life he led. To wait until the day he will be avenged.
Now the day has finally arrived. After fourteen long years of waiting, he will have his revenge and she will have her father back. Or will she? (portions of this summary courtesy of Inara Pey)
Willow Moonlight concludes this adventure, live on stream.

MONDAY February 3rd at 7pm: OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET by C. S. Lewis

by C. S. Lewis -

OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET 

A university don on holiday is shanghaied to an expedition to Mars.  His concepts of both science and religion are turned on their heads as he flees what he thinks is certain death from "Martian monsters."


PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, February 2nd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME, Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile"


"It is always the facts that will not fit in that are significant."

~ Hercule Poirot, Death on the Nile


Death on the Nile is among Agatha Christie’s best-loved and most famous works - a sweeping mystery of love, jealously, and betrayal. Agatha Christie drew inspiration for this novel from her travels in Egypt, picking up geographical and historical details throughout her travels there.

Death on the Nile first published in the on 1 November 1937, and in the US by the following year. The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The full length novel was preceded (1937) by a short story with the same title, but with Parker Pyne as the detective. The details of the short story's plot are substantially different, though the settings and some of the characters are very similar. The novel features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot.

Corwyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, Gloriana Maertens, and Caledonia Skytower presents the 90 minute opening episode of this six week series, live on stream from a specially designed reading set, high above Holly Kai Park. 

Join us as we journey down the Nile.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!

_____________________________________

All times slt/Pacific Time. 
Story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY - February 2nd, at 1:30pm:  TEA TIME Special - Death On the Nile. Corwyn Allen, Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, Gloriana Maertens, and Caledonia Skytower presents the 90 minute opening episode of this six week series featuring Dame Agatha Christie's 1937 classic.

*MONDAY - February 3rd, at 7pm:  C. S. Lewis' OUT OF THE SILENT PLANET begins with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, February 4th, at 7pm: Ursula LeGuin's THE DAUGHTER OF ODREN - Part 2 (the conclusion) with Willow Moonlight, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, February 5th at 7pm: Erin Morgenstern's THE STARLESS SEA. Caledonia continues, live on stream.

*THURSDAY, 
February 6th at 7pm:   A POCKETFUL OF CROWS Begins, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

PLANNING TO JOIN US ON OUR TRIP DOWN THE NILE? WE RECOMMEND READING AHEAD: We recommend you check out some background information on the story and Seanchai Library's presentation series of it at https://irelandslstory.blogspot.com/p/tea-time-death-on-nile-background.html or click on this image in the right hand side bar.

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY January 30th at 7pm: Monsters & Myth - THE FURIES pt2

"Wrath of the hell hags"
Monsters & Mythology
THE FURIES pt2

The Furies... three brass-winged hell hags whose mission it is to torment those who have especially displeased Hades. These three sisters, Tis, Ally, and Meg, take pride in raking flesh off condemned men, leaving them to suffer throughout eternity. When his so Apollo is wronged, Zeus borrows the hags from Hades to avenge him. The Furies are thus unleashed on an unsuspecting world; they fly over the land wielding their whips and claws, tearing apart anyone who dares to stand in their way. The Furies' main quarry is Helios, the original sun god, who has stolen back Apollo's sun chariot in order to take his newly found daughter, Circe, for a joyride through the skies. After being knocked out of his chariot by a thunderbolt from Zeus, Helios disappears, trying to escape from the vicious sisters. While hunting desperately for her father, Circe meets Dione, the Oak Goddess, who teaches the young girl all about good magic, the only thing that can save her father from the wrath of the hell hags. The story of the Furies takes place in a jealous, vengeful world full of deceit, trickery, and danger. But it is a world of beauty, too; for out of its depths rises a young girl, Circe, whose love for her father outweighs all of the horrors that lie in her path to happiness.

Book: Monsters & Myth - THE FURIES Author: Bernard Evslin

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WEDNESDAY, January 29th at 7PM: THE STARLESS SEA Continues

Zachary Ezra Rawlins has stepped through a doorway to an ancient library hidden far below the surface of the earth, in search of a key, a bee, and a sword, and pursuing the mystery of a book which seems to contain his own story.

A timeless love story set in a secret underground world—a place of pirates, painters, lovers, liars, and ships that sail upon a starless sea.

Caledonia presents selected adventures from Erin Morgenstern's new work, live on stream.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

TUESDAY, January 28th at 7PM: THE DAUGHTER OF ODREN ~ Part 1

Master storyteller Ursula K. LeGuin takes readers back to Earthsea with this hauntingly beautiful tale of betrayal and revenge.

For fourteen years, Weed, as she is called, the daughter of Lord Garnet, has brought offerings to the standing stone. Alone in a shallow valley, she implores the stone not to forget her. To remember who he is and the life he led. To wait until the day he will be avenged.
Now the day has finally arrived. After fourteen long years of waiting, he will have his revenge and she will have her father back. Or will she? (portions of this summary courtesy of Inara Pey)
Willow Moonlight makes her Seanchai Library debut presenting this adventure in two parts, beginning tonight, live on stream.

MONDAY January 27th at 7pm: THE INTEGRAL TREES

by Larry Niven -

THE INTEGRAL TREES

A gigantic torus of air circling a star seemed an ideal place for a starship mutiny.  Now, 200 years later,  the expedition's descendants are still learning to survive in this strange place.

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