WEDNESDAY, August 15th at 7PM: Final Selections from MYTHOS


THIS WEEK: Angry Goddesses ... Oohhhhh, this is never a good idea. Yet Greek mythology is filled with tales of mortals who, either ignored the danger out of hubris, or became so enchanted that they threw caution to the wind. Such tales will be shared tonight, plus that of a certain legendary rock roller, and his seemingly unending task.

The final session of selections from Stephen Fry's MYTHOS, tonight. There is so much more tot his delightful tome than we have shared in the past weeks. If you want to experience more of Mr. Fry's re-telling of classical Greek myths, click on the link in the previous sentence.

Caledonia Skytower Live in voice.

TUESDAY, August 14th at 7pm: SEANCHAI 101

Caledonia offers an impromptu (was THIS in the Weekly Schedule?) workshop for anyone who wants to work on their out-loud reading skills.

Stop by the Fireside Room for tips and tricks from Cale's decade with Seanchai Library, presenting literature live.  Cale will work one-on-one with individuals or with all who are gathered.  Bring something short to read (250 words or less) of anything - poetry/poems.  Cale will demo a few pieces and then explain how she looks at the text and what she looks for: character, emotion, pace, action, tone, energy.

Already an established reader and want some feedback on a piece that you are struggling with?  Come on along!

Presented in voice - please have that enabled.
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MONDAY, August 13th at 7PM: THE R-MASTER Begins

Join Gyro Muggins as he reads Gordon R. Dickson’s 1973 novel predicting how life would be right
now.  How close do you think he came?

In the 21st century utopia has arrived in the form of a repressive but seemingly benevolent, if omnipresent, bureaucracy. Their perfectly ordered world, seemingly run for the benefit of all, is actually ruled with an iron fist.  In claiming to have people’s best interest at heart, those in power keep the population occupied and docile with menial tasks and the promise of advancement with the aid of the strictly controlled drug, R-47.

However, there is a darker side to R-47.  Of course there is!

Live in voice.

SUNDAY, August 12th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express ~ The Conclusion

In a special 90 minute Finale . . . 


“You do not understand,” Poirot said. “You do not understand at all. Tell me, do you know who killed Ratchett?”
“Do you?” countered M. Bouc.
Poirot nodded.
“Oh, yes,” he said. “I have known for some time. It is so clear that I wonder you have not seen it also.” He looked at Hardman and asked, “And you?”
The detective shook his head. He stared at Poirot curiously.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know at all. Which of them was it?”
Poirot was silent a minute. Then he said:

“If you will be so good, M. Hardman, assemble everyone here. There are two possible solutions of this case. I want to lay them both before you all.”

Poirot solves this incredible mystery, as Murder on the Orient Express concludes, live in voice.

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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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End of the line, this week, at Brod Station for the conclusion of
"Murder on the Orient Express"
*SUNDAY, August 12th 

   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Concludes (90 Minute Session) - Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
  https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/142/87/2901

   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Magician's Elephant, Concludes - Caledonia continues Kate DiCamillo's moving story that asks" What if? Why not? Could it be?" live at the Golden Horseshoe.
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, August 13th at 7pm: Gordon Dickson's THE R-MASTERS begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, August 14th at 7pm:  No Session Tonight

*WEDNESDAY, August 15th at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS continues with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, August 16th

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - "Ghost of the Bridge" second reading of a new story by Caledonia (30 minutes)

    ~ at 7pm - Frederick C. Davis's FLAMING ANGEL (a Tale of Suspense) with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)


Clues?  Is the table in Brod Station alluding to Tea Times to come?

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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, August 9th at 7pm: GHOST OF THE BRIDGE


Caledonia has been writing again, and many of you know what that means. It can mean adventure, romance, and occasionally it can mean spooky.

Max is a newlywed, out with his buddies for the first time since his wedding.  It is possible he might have imbibed just a bit too much, but when a tale of a fierce and frightening local haunt gets tossed around, Max is in for a memorable night.  Is the legend of the Stierches-geescht just an imaginative myth? Hopefully Max will remember to ask it, when he meets it.

Caledonia Skytower presents the draft of her re-telling of this haunting tale from 17th Century Luxembourg, written in Second Life at Pfaffenthal 1867, live in voice.

THURSDAY, August 9th at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - "The Following Shoes Are a Gift from the Pope"


What happens when a Pope gets it into his head that making someone else happy is the key to his own happiness.  It sounds pretty straight forward, yes?  Not in the hands of author MJ McGalliard.  Hold on to your miters, it is going to be a bumpy ride with a lot of laughs.

Disclaimer: If you take your Catholicism particularly seriously, this might not be the story for you. Liberal application of a grain of salt is advised.

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, August 8th at 7PM: More from Stephen Fry's MYTHOS


THIS WEEK: Mortals - the "Toys of Zeus" ... what a mess is made when the Gods meddle in the lives of their creations, and what aspects of the world are explained by these colorful encounters.  Adventures await, tonight.

Phaeton and the Charriot of the Sun, Cadmus and Harmonia, and more!

Caledonia Skytower Live in voice.

TUESDAY, August 7th at 7pm: The Final Selection from BRIEF CASES


We've been having a great time with Harry, Maggie, Bob the Skull, and Mouse.  We are going to miss them. But tonight, one final adventure with these magical, delightful characters.

Corwyn Allen continues one final selections from Jim Butcher’s 2018 collection of several of his excellent short stories and novellas from within the universe of Harry Dresden. Come find out why this series is so popular: as wry and funny as it is exciting and chocked full of adventure.

Live in voice.

MONDAY August 6th at 7pm: DROWNING WORLD


- by Alan Dean Foster -
DROWNING WORLD

Political intrigue and strange discoveries on a world covered in nearly perpetual rain.

On the distant planet Fluva, torrential rains that leave it barely habitable also make it a treasure trove of rare botanical specimens. When the human bio-prospector Shadrach Hasselemoga crashes in the remote and deadliest place on Fluva; the Viisiiviisii. The only crew available to search for him is the warrior Jemunu-jah, one of the native Sakuntala, and the immigrant Deyzara trader and experienced pilot, Masurathoo. This culturally different and physically repulsive to each other couple promptly crash also. While the rescuers and the rescued are all slogging it out of the ultimate rain forest, the reptilian AAnn empire is fomenting bloody trouble between the Sakuntula and the Deyzara. This leaves Commonwealth administrator Lauren Matthias in the hot seat, with refugees swarming in to her limited facilities and the bodies of the innocent piling up, with few resources to help. But it's the survivors of the rain forest who bring new knowledge that helps save Fluva, along with quick work by Matthias.

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

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SUNDAY, August 5th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on the Orient Express - Episode 5

Still snowbound, things are not as civil as they might seem.  Aided by Mssr Bouc, director of the Compagnie Wagon Lits, and Dr. Constantine, Hercule Poirot and his little gray cells are trying to puzzle out a murder where everyone is suspect, except no one is.

Poirot shuffles the clues, looking or order, as Murder on the Orient Express continues in Episode 5


Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
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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 Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


Dagmar embracing the spirit of WEIRD WESTERNS 8.2.18
*SUNDAY, August 5th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Episode 5 -   Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
  https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/142/87/2901

*MONDAY, August 6th at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's DROWNING WORLD concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, August 7th at 7pm:  Jim Butcher's BRIEF CASES concludes with Corwyn Allen

*WEDNESDAY, August 8th at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS continues with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, August 9th

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - THE FOLLOWING SHOES ARE A GIFT FROM THE POPE by MJ McGalliard, with Caledonia Skytower

    ~ at 7pm - THE GHOST OF THE BRIDGE Caledonia shares a draft of her latest short story, inspired by Pfaffenthal 1867 in SL, and a legendary ghost from Luxembourg.

    ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Finn Zeddmore shares contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy



Street View, Pfaffenthal 1867 in Second Life

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 August 2nd at 7pm: WEIRD WESTERNS! The Banshee Singer & The Magic Grindstone

"Six-Guns and Strange Shooters"
WEIRD WESTERNS!
The Banshee Singer & The Magic Grindstone

Deputy Marshal Lee Winters, from the town of Forlorn Gap, is thrown into all sorts of supernatural situations ranging from Ghosts to demons, and Greek gods to the Three Fates. Doc Bogannan, the Saloon Keeper from Forlorn Gap, always tries to warn Lee away from making decisions that usually get him into trouble. TONIGHT:
The Banshee Singer It should come as no surprise that Forlorn Gap has a haunted opera house; and that Lee Winters would be drawn into it eventually. AND The Magic Grindstone "It'll sharpen anything for you that you want sharpened, Winters," the deputy marshal was told. And Lee Winters, though doubtful of this purported magic, figured it was worth trying out, under the powdersmoke-threatening circumstances. http://weirdwestemporium.blogspot.com/2010/05/haunted-old-west-of-lee-winters.html

Book: The Weird West Author: Lon Williams


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THURSDAY, August 2nd at 2PM: FIRESIDE TALES - "The Body Snatcher"


Bryn Taleweaver brings a chilling tale to the firecirle this week: Robert Louis Stevenson's The Body Snatcher  - a short story first published in the Pall Mall Christmas "Extra" in December 1884, its characters were based on criminals in the employ of real-life surgeon Robert Knox (1791–1862) around the time of the notorious Burke and Hare murders (1828).

Presented live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, August 1st at 7PM: More from MYTHOS


THIS WEEK:  The creation of the seasons as the God of the Underworld takes a Wife. Persephone, Hades, Demeter, and Zeus ... some how Zeus is always in there, isn't he?  You'd think he was the King of the Gods, or something!  Oh, wait . . . yeah, right.

The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. In Stephen Fry’s hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.

Caledonia Skytower Live in voice.

TUESDAY, July 31st at 7PM: More from BRIEF CASES

Vampires, demons, curses, a wise and prophetic skull named "Bob" - none of these things phase the wizard-detective Harry Dresden.  What unsettles him?  His daughter, and the incredible responsibility of fatherhood.

Corwyn Allen continues sharing selections from Jim Butcher’s 2018 collection of several of his excellent short stories and novellas from within the universe of Harry Dresden.

Come find out why this series is so popular: as wry and funny as it is exciting and chocked full of adventure.

Live in voice.

MONDAY July 30th at 7pm: DROWNING WORLD


- by Alan Dean Foster -
DROWNING WORLD

Political intrigue and strange discoveries on a world covered in nearly perpetual rain.

On the distant planet Fluva, torrential rains that leave it barely habitable also make it a treasure trove of rare botanical specimens. When the human bio-prospector Shadrach Hasselemoga crashes in the remote and deadliest place on Fluva; the Viisiiviisii. The only crew available to search for him is the warrior Jemunu-jah, one of the native Sakuntala, and the immigrant Deyzara trader and experienced pilot, Masurathoo. This culturally different and physically repulsive to each other couple promptly crash also. While the rescuers and the rescued are all slogging it out of the ultimate rain forest, the reptilian AAnn empire is fomenting bloody trouble between the Sakuntula and the Deyzara. This leaves Commonwealth administrator Lauren Matthias in the hot seat, with refugees swarming in to her limited facilities and the bodies of the innocent piling up, with few resources to help. But it's the survivors of the rain forest who bring new knowledge that helps save Fluva, along with quick work by Matthias.

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

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 Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
Dinner is being served on The Orient Express as the summer series continues
*SUNDAY, July 29th 

   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Episode 4 -   Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
  https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/142/87/2901

   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Magician's Elephant - Caledonia continues Kate DiCamillo's moving story that asks" What if? Why not? Could it be?" live at the Golden Horseshoe.
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, July 30th at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's DROWNING WORLD continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, July 31st at 7pm:  Jim Butcher's BRIEF CASES continues with Corwyn Allen

*WEDNESDAY, August 1st at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS continues with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, August 2nd

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES -Bryn Taleweaver with Ghostly Tales

    ~ at 7pm - WEIRD WESTERNS! The Banshee Singer & The Magic Grindstone with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. 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 July 26th at 7pm: LAST THUNDER HORSE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

"The way out of Coyote is in a coffin"
LAST THUNDER HORSE
WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Amid strange landscapes of crumpled and shifted rock dotted with twisted junipers and fragrant sagebrush two feuding 19th century paleontologists compete for a modern-day dinosaur.


Book: LAST THUNDER HORSE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI Author: Sharon N. Farber


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THURSDAY, July 26th at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES featuring Dubhna Rhiadra


Dubhna Rhiadra has been telling stories on the SL grid as long as Shandon and Caledonia have (and THAT'S a bunch of years).  She brings her soulful, and pixie-esque brightness to the stories she shares.

Join Dubhna, round the Seanchai fire this week, for tales of adventures and lurking truths, 
live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, July 25th at 7pm: MYTHOS Continues

The Greek myths are the greatest stories ever told, passed down through millennia and inspiring writers and artists as varied as Shakespeare, Michelangelo, James Joyce and Walt Disney. In Stephen Fry’s hands the stories of the titans and gods become a brilliantly entertaining account of ribaldry and revelry, warfare and worship, debauchery, love affairs and life lessons, slayings and suicides, triumphs and tragedies.

“It is probably best for us not to concentrate in too literal a fashion on the temporal structure of myth.”


“For the world seems never to offer anything worthwhile without also providing a dreadful opposite.”

Caledonia Skytower Live in voice.

TUESDAY, July 24th at 7pm: more from BRIEF CASES


Corwyn Allen continues sharing selections from Jim Butcher’s 2018 collection of several of his excellent short stories and novellas from within the universe of Harry Dresden.

Why is Harry Dresden so popular? With quotes like these, why wouldn't he be?

You rush a miracle worker, you get lousy miracles!

Growing up is all about getting hurt. And then getting over it. You hurt. You recover. You move on. Odds are pretty good you're just going to get hurt again. But each time, you learn something.

I died. I died and someone made a clerical error and I am in Heaven.

I'd made the vampire cry. Great. I felt like a real superhero. Harry Dresden, breaker of monsters' hearts.

The building was on fire.  It wasn't my fault.


In the name of the Pizza Lord. Charge!

Live in voice.


MONDAY July 23rd at 7pm: DROWNING WORLD


- by Alan Dean Foster -
DROWNING WORLD

Political intrigue and strange discoveries on a world covered in nearly perpetual rain.

On the distant planet Fluva, torrential rains that leave it barely habitable also make it a treasure trove of rare botanical specimens. When the human bio-prospector Shadrach Hasselemoga crashes in the remote and deadliest place on Fluva; the Viisiiviisii. The only crew available to search for him is the warrior Jemunu-jah, one of the native Sakuntala, and the immigrant Deyzara trader and experienced pilot, Masurathoo. This culturally different and physically repulsive to each other couple promptly crash also. While the rescuers and the rescued are all slogging it out of the ultimate rain forest, the reptilian AAnn empire is fomenting bloody trouble between the Sakuntula and the Deyzara. This leaves Commonwealth administrator Lauren Matthias in the hot seat, with refugees swarming in to her limited facilities and the bodies of the innocent piling up, with few resources to help. But it's the survivors of the rain forest who bring new knowledge that helps save Fluva, along with quick work by Matthias.

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, July 22nd at NOON*: TEA TIME on The Orient Express continues



It has been a tough night for The Orient Express in the Fru┼íka Gora mountains between Vincovci and Brod. First, the train has become stranded in snow. The second is the discovery that Ratchett’s fears about his safety were correct: his has been murdered in his cabin. But who is responsible?


With nowhere to go until assistance for the stricken locomotive arrives, Poirot sets out to discover – did someone board the train in secret to put an end to Ratchett, or was one of his fellow passengers in fact the murderer? And what of Ratchett himself? Was he really all he seemed?

Poirot examines clues, collects evidence, and interviews passengers as Episode 3 of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express continues.

Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. 
NOTE THE SPECIAL TIME - NOON slt!

Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
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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 Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
"Salomy Jane" with Shandon 7-19-18
*SUNDAY, July 22nd at NOON: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Episode 3 -   Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. 
Check out the special series page Click Here
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/142/87/2901

*MONDAY, July 23rd at 7pm: Alan Dean Foster's DROWNING WORLD  - continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, July 24th at 7pm:  Jim Butcher's BRIEF CASES continues with Corwyn Allen

*WEDNESDAY, July 25th at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS continues with Caledonia - "No one loves and quarrels, desires and deceives as boldly and brilliantly as Greek gods and goddesses. They are like us, only more so ... "

*THURSDAY, July 26th:
    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - this week featuring folktales with Dubhna Rhiadra

    ~ at 7pm: LAST THUNDER HORSE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI - another tale of the Wilder West with Shandon Loring. 
(also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)


    ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT -  contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore


More from "Salomy Jane" with the 1914 silent film poster in the background
Passengers and suspects on The Orient Express 7-15.18
Poirot sorts clues and potential suspects on The Orient Express 7-15.18

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 
Stories in voice. 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