WEDNESDAY, July 17th at 7pm: Selections from THE NEARBY FAR AWAY


In this exquisitely written personal, lyrical narrative about storytelling and empathy, author Rebecca Solnit explores the ways we make our lives out of stories, and how we are connected by empathy, by narrative and by imagination.

In the course of unpacking some of her own stories Solnit revisits fairy tales and other stories as she considers life. Her ruminations carry her through tales of Arctic explorers and of Che Guevara’s great motorcycle ides around and through South America in 1951 and 1952; through to the romantic horror of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and more.

Through these and other stories, Solnit consider the lives and works of artists and activists who experienced tremendous growth after witnessing or enduring great pain, and uses fairy tales to examine the idea of self-transformation. In doing so, she weaves these stories, real and fantastical, into a tapestry that charts the territories and extent of storytelling and shows how it allows us to explore, understand and even reframe who we are and how we might tell our own story.

Join Caledonia Skytower in in Ceiliuradh Glen as she reads selections from this remarkable book, live in stream.


TUESDAY, July 16th at 7pm: THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING Continues

Nick Geiger is coming home!  And Rosalind too for a special birthday celebration.  But Rosalind brings someone unexpected who doesn't seem to fit into the Penderwick milieu.  And that's just the first in a series of emerging calamities that challenge Batty's sense her place in the family.

The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what’s hidden into the bright light of the sun.

Caledonia presents, live on stream.

MONDAY July 15th at 7pm: THE ICE IS COMING

by Patricia Wrightson -
THE ICE IS COMING

Wirrun is an Australian "Man of the People" living in the white world.  When newspapers tell of strange Spring freezes he suspects the Ice People are trying to break free.  The last time they were free is what the white people call "the ice age."  Wirrun goes on walkabout trying to learn how to stop them.


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

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SUNDAY, July 14th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves

Tea Time continues it stroll into summer and the world of author and humorist P.G. Wodehouse, featuring two of his most memorable characters: Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves.

The stories for this series are drawn from "My Man Jeeves", a collection of various short stories by Wodehouse first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919. Tea Time will focus on the four stories that feature these popular characters

THIS WEEK: "Jeeves and Hard-Boiled Egg"

A friend of Bertie, "Bicky" Bickersteth, gets into financial trouble in the story, and Bertie wants to help. Jeeves proposes a scheme to help Bicky that involves Bicky's uncle and a convention of men from Birdsburg, Missouri. Things seem to be going poorly, when a remarkable twist puts everything to rights.

Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell, and Da5id Abbot live on Stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

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.
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Ceiliuradh Glen in summer "picnic" mode
*SUNDAY, July 14th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with JEEVES.  Our new series continues, featuring P.G. Wodehouse's unforgettable characters: Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves. THIS WEEK: "Jeeves and the Hard-boiled Egg" with Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.

*MONDAY, July 15th, at 7pm:  Patricia Wrightson's THE ICE IS COMING continues with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, July 16th, at 7pm:  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING continues with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, July 17th at 7pm: Selections from Rebecca Solnit's THE FARAWAY NEARBY  with Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.

*THURSDAY, July 18th a7pm: Bernard Evslin's MONSTERS and MYTHS: The Sphinx - Concludes 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

THURSDAY July 11th at 7pm: Monsters & Myth - THE SPHINX pt1

"A former queen fights to save her life and the life of her true love"
Monsters & Mythology
THE SPHINX pt1

The Sphinx, a horrifying flying creature with the body of a lion, the head of a woman, the wings of an eagle, and brass talons that can rip an armored giant to shreds. After Hecate, Queen of the Harpies, retires in order to marry the lame little poet, Thallo, Hades plans a way to bring Hecate back into his realm. The Lord of the Dead summons the Sphinx and orders her to kill Thallo, thus giving Hecate no reason to leave her grisly post. But the Evil One also knows that Hecate will fight to save her love -- which just might lead to a riotously enjoyable bloodfest! Meanwhile, Demeter, Lady of the Harvest, is threatening to cast a famine across the land unless she gets back her daughter, Persephone, who has been abducted by Hades. Receiving no help from the bribed King of the gods, the turns to Charon, the master ferryman, and together they attempt to do the impossible and rescue the April Child from the most murderous of beasts. Amid flying hags with stingray whips, hundred-handed giants, a ravenous three-headed dog, and wingless dragons that spit blue flame, a former queen fights to save her life and the life of her true love. Hecate and the Sphinx thus become entangled in one of the greatest battles ever witnessed, with the loser destined to languish forever in the Eternal Fate.

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


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WEDNESDAY, July 10th at 7PM: CELEBRATING A NEW U.S. POET LAUREATE - Joy Harjo

There is a brand new Poet Laureate in the U.S. - Joy Harjo.

She is the first Native American to hold this post, which was created in 1937. Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. Harjo draws on First Nation storytelling and histories, as well as feminist and social justice poetic traditions, and frequently incorporates indigenous myths, symbols, and values into her writing. Her poetry inhabits landscapes—the Southwest, Southeast, but also Alaska and Hawaii—and centers around the need for remembrance and transcendence.

Ktadhn Vesuvino presents selections, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.

TUESDAY, July 9th at 7pm: THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING Continues


The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what’s hidden into the bright light of the sun. Now that Batty has discovered her voice, what else will she discover?  And will any of it help her miss Hound less, or banish the many doubts the shyest Penderwick has about herself and her place in the family.

Caledonia presents, live on stream.

MONDAY July 8th at 7pm: THE ICE IS COMING

by Patricia Wrightson -
THE ICE IS COMING

Wirrun is an Australian "Man of the People" living in the white world.  When newspapers tell of strange Spring freezes he suspects the Ice People are trying to break free.  The last time they were free is what the white people call "the ice age."  Wirrun goes on walkabout trying to learn how to stop them.


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 7th at 1PM: TEA TIME with Jeeves

NOTE: THE SPECIAL START TIME FOR TODAY'S TEA TIME!

Tea Time continues it stroll into summer and the world of author and humorist P.G. Wodehouse, featuring two of his most memorable characters: Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves.

The stories for this series are drawn from "My Man Jeeves", a collection of various short stories by Wodehouse first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919. Tea Time will focus on the four stories that feature these popular characters

THIS WEEK: "Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest."

Bertie is saddled with an unwanted guest by a friend of his Aunt's, and at his Aunt's suggestion.  But he gets more than just inconvenience as his guest turns out to be a good sight more than he expected, and more than a little wild. Can Jeeves find an ingenious way out of this mess?  

Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell, and Da5id Abbot live on Stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen.

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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POEMS for AMERICA in The Glen, July 3rd

All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, July 7th:
   ~ at 1:00pm (NOTE SPECIAL EARLY TIME) TEA TIME with JEEVES.  Our new series continues, featuring P.G. Wodehouse's unforgettable characters: Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves. Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.
   ~ at 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ James and the Giant Peach. Caledonia continues Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!


*MONDAY, July 8th, at 7pm:  Patricia Wrightson's THE ICE IS COMING continues with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, July 9th, at 7pm:  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING continues with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, July 10th at 7pm:  TBA (There WILL be a session, promise!)

*THURSDAY, July 11th:
      ~ a7pm: Bernard Evslin's MONSTERS and MYTHS: The Sphinx - Part 1 with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

      ~ a9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore


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

WEDNESDAY, July 3rd at 7PM: POEMS for AMERICA

America is many things: amber waves of grain, voices that sing, and struggles - with self, with what words like "freedom" and "liberty" mean in actual practice, and for whom.  

Tonight we share poems from many sides of the American experience through its poems, on the eve of American Independence Day. Join Caledonia, Kayden, Aoife and Ktahdn in Ceiliuradh Glen, 



Live in SL Voice.

TUESDAY, July 2nd at 7:30pm: THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING Return


Caledonia resumes the new adventure she began, before all the Midsummer Madness, with Jeanne Birdsall's Penderwick Family.

Even in summer, a Penderwick Spring can bring joy and light. Filled with all the heart, hilarity, and charm that have come to define this beloved clan, The Penderwicks in Spring is about fun and family and friends (and dogs), and what happens when you bring what’s hidden into the bright light of the sun.

Caledonia presents, live on stream.

MONDAY July 1st at 7pm: THE ICE IS COMING

by Patricia Wrightson -
THE ICE IS COMING

Wirrun is an Australian "Man of the People" living in the white world.  When newspapers tell of strange Spring freezes he suspects the Ice People are trying to break free.  The last time they were free is what the white people call "the ice age."  Wirrun goes on walkabout trying to learn how to stop them.


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, June 30th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Jeeves

Tea Time strolls lightly into summer and the world of author and humorist P.G. Wodehouse, featuring two of his most memorable characters: Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable valet, Jeeves.

Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse KBE was an English author and one of the most widely read humorists of the 20th century. Most of Wodehouse's fiction is set in England, although he spent much of his life in the US and used New York and Hollywood as settings for some of his novels and short stories. He wrote a series of Broadway musical comedies during and after the First World War, together with Guy Bolton and Jerome Kern, that played an important part in the development of the American musical. He began the 1930s writing for MGM in Hollywood.

The Jeeves canon is a series of comedic stories following Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves, consisting of 35 short stories and 11 novels. With minor exceptions, the short stories were written and published first (between 1915 and 1930); the novels later (between 1934 and 1974). While the series of stories featuring the character of Jeeves are often referred to as the "Jeeves" stories, the series is also called by other names such as the "Jeeves and Wooster" or "Jeeves and Bertie" stories.

The stories for this series are drawn from "My Man Jeeves", a collection of various short stories by Wodehouse first published in the United Kingdom in May 1919. Tea Time will focus on the four stories that feature these popular characters

THIS WEEK: "Leave it to Jeeves."

Caledonia Skytower, Kayden Oconnell, and Da5id Abbot live on Stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen.

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!

_____________________________________

Gyro concludes "Incident at Hawk Hill"
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, June 30th 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with JEEVES.  A new series just for summer, featuring P.G. Wodehouse's unforgettable characters: Bertie Wooster, and his valet Jeeves. Da5id Abbot, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/55/2966

*MONDAY, July 1st, at 7pm:  Patricia Wrightson's THE ICE IS COMING begins with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, July 2nd, at 7pm:  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING continues with Caledonia Skytower

*WEDNESDAY, July 3rd at 7pm:  POEMS FOR AMERICA with Caledonia & Friends in Ceiliuradh Glen.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/55/2966

*THURSDAY, July 4th:  No Session tonight.


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 June 27th at 7pm: Monsters & Myth - HECATE pt2

"Death can be outwitted but never overcome"
Monsters & Mythology
HECATE pt2

Hecate, Queen of the Harpies. Sprung from the bowels of the Underworld, this leather-winged monster torments the enemies of Hades. Chief among these enemies are Orpheus, the poet whose songs call souls to life, Asclepius, son of Apollo and heir to that god's medical skills, and Telesphora, who possesses a healing touch. Each separately falls victim to Hecate's cruel schemes, but together they frustrate her efforts to deprive the mortal world of its two most divine practices, poetry and medicine. The tale of Hecate depicts a world where pain and suffering threaten human love, and where death can be outwitted but never overcome. It is also a world in which compassion undoes cruelty, joy supersedes rancor, and courage sustains human endeavors into death's mysterious realm. Here, then, are the great contraries of human existence -- encompassed in the world of myth.

Book: Monsters & Myth - HECATE Author: Bernard Evslin

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WEDNESDAY June 26th at 7pm: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - A Story @ LEA 2

“The course of true love never did run smooth.”
A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The magic and romance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ presented
in a novel and approachable story/prose format.

What thou seest when thou dost wake,
Do it for thy true love take
Love and languish for his sake..
.. and Wake! ..when some vile thing is near!

Book: Shakespeare’s Stories
Author: William Shakespeare & Beverley Birch


     http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/59/33/24

TUESDAY, June 25th at 7pm: MAKING SCENES at "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

A different kind of tour of Aoife Lorefield's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Project on LEA 2.  In the creation of the region, Aoife reflected many of the settings found in Shakespeare's play.

Tonight, Kayden, Aoife, Fayleen and Cale place the words of the Bard in those locations, as they read selected scenes at various locations throughout the region.  Slip on your walking shoes and be prepared for a Shakespearean story tour, and Kayden and friends "Make Scenes" on LEA 2

The story tour begins at
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/138/197/37



MONDAY June 24th at 7pm: INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL

by Allan W. Eckert -
INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL

In the 1870 Canadian prairie, six year old Ben wanders away from home. An injured badger who had lost her cubs adopts Ben.  Although slowly starving to death, Ben lasts two months and is rescued by his parents.  The badger follows them home.

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 Library

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.

*SATURDAY, June 22nd, 7pm:  MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Picnic Listening Party, Grab a "sammich" and the hand of a friend, and come hang out in Ceilliuradh Glen to celebrate the beginning of summer with a dream or two! Broadcast will be on Stream.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/55/2966

*SUNDAY, June 23rd, 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ James and the Giant Peach. Caledonia begins Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!

*MONDAY, June 24th, at 7pm:  Allan W. Eckert's INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL concludes with Gyro Muggins.  

*TUESDAY, June 25th at 7pm:  Making Scenes at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM on LEA 2 with Kayden & Friends. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/127/127/26

*WEDNESDAY, June 26th at 7pm:  A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - The Whole Story with Shandon Loring.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/127/127/26

*THURSDAY, June 27th:
      ~ a7pm: Bernard Evslin's MONSTERS and MYTHS: Hecate concludes with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)
      ~ a9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT - Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore


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