SUNDAY, June 16th at 1pm: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM - Live on LEA 2


Madness and Moonlight await you at A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Live on LEA 2
Sunday, June 16th, 1pm slt

Selections from Shakespeare's play will be presented live from the current A Midsummer Night’s Dream Project, followed by an interview with project creator, Aoife Lorefield.

Hosted by Elrik Merlin with Caledonia Skytower, and featuring performances organized by Kayden Oconnell that include himself, Da5id Abbot, Fayleen Belois, Aoife Lorefield, Ian Quintessa, and Ms. Skytower.

Join us on Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 2 (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/170/148/32)
or tune in to fantasy.radioriel.org. The broadcast on Fantasy Faire Radio is sponsored by JINX: Find them at Sea of Beckoning in Second Life, or follow them at facebook.com/jinxsl.


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 Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, June 16th, 1pm: Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM– Live on LEA 2 Selected scenes presented live from the current A Midsummer Night’s Dream Project in Second Life. Join us on Linden Endowment for the Arts Region (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/170/148/32) or tune in to Fantasy Faire Radio.

*MONDAY, June 17th, at 7pm:  Allan W. Eckert's INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, June 18th at 7pm:  Jeanne Birdsall's THE PENDERWICKS IN SPRING with Caledonia, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, June 19th at 7pm:  Robert Heinlein's THE MENACE FROM EARTH with Derry McMahon, Bear Silvershade, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*THURSDAY, June 20th a7pm: Bernard Evslin's MONSTERS & MYTHS: Hecate 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, June 13th at 7pm: HOWLING AT THE MOON - Stories & Poems of a Lunar Nature


“O, swear not by the moon, th' inconstant moon, That monthly changes in her circle orb, Lest that thy love prove likewise variable.” 

― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Okay, wrong Shakespeare play!

But why is the moon "inconstant", and what makes everyone from lovers to lunatics go a bit "loony" under it's cool lunar rays? Caledonia shares selected poem and stories to explore different views of the moon at Aoife Lorefield's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Project at Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 2, tonight.


TUESDAY, June 11th at 7pm: CRENSHAW Continues

What critics say about Katherine Applegate's Crenshaw: 

"... Applegate's prose is simple and poetic enough to appeal to literary adults, children who struggle with reading and just about everyone in between. And in “Crenshaw,” her human characters are everything the huge cat is not. Jackson is witty and wise and struggles against problems too big for him. His parents’ hardships are achingly real, but their love for Jackson is equally palpable. We love this intermittently homeless family — not because we pity them, but because we admire them.“Crenshaw” is not for every child. But if the reader can handle some tough facts of life, she will be richly rewarded. Not by the huge mammal. By the humans."

~ Adam Gidwitz, The New York Times

Caledonia continues Katherine Applegate's unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience; proving in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. Caledonia presents, live on stream.

MONDAY June 10th 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

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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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Kayden & Caledonia salute author James Thurber on 6.5.19
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, June 9th, 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ Chitty Chitty, Bang, Bang. Caledonia begins Ian Flemming's classic, live on stream!

*MONDAY, June 10th, at 7pm:  Allan W. Eckert's INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, June 11th at 7pm:  Katherine Applegates's CRENSHAW with Caledonia, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, June 12th at 7pm:  TBA

*THURSDAY, June 13th a7pm: HOWLING AT THE MOON - Stories and Poetry of a Lunar Nature with Caledonia at A Midsummer Night's Dream on 
LEA 2. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA2/138/197/37

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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 June 6th at 7pm: THE MIGHTY THOR pt2

"Which home will the mighty Thor fight to save?"
THE MIGHTY THOR pt2
based on Marvel's Motion Picture
After his arrogance and irresponsible behavior ignite an ancient war, the mighty Thor is banished from his home, Asgard, by his father King Odin. Stripped of his powers, and without his mighty hammer, Mjolnir, the mighty warrior is forced to live on Earth among humans. Powerful forces are at work to ensure that Thor's punishment lasts forever and that he never returns to the realm of Asgard...

Book: THOR
Author: Elizabeth Rudnick Based on screenplay by Ashley Edward
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WEDNESDAY, June 5th at 7pm: A THURBER SALUTE!

James Grover Thurber (December 8th, 1894 – November 2nd, 1961) was an American cartoonist,
author, humorist, journalist, playwright, and celebrated wit. His work as a humorist and cartoonist celebrated ordinary people as they faced the more comedic eccentricities and frustrations of everyday life.

Tomight, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower read selections from three of Thurber’s most popular short stories. The first is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, written in 1939 and which is perhaps most famously associated with the 1947 film of the same name starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo and Boris Karloff (there was also a 2013 film adaptation, but no-one betters Danny Kaye…). Also on offer are selections from his 1937 short, The Macbeth Murder Mystery, and his alternate history parody from 1935,  If Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox.

Presented Live.

TUESDAY, June 4th at 7PM: CRENSHAW Continues

Caledonia continues Katherine Applegate's unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

He Surfs!  
He takes Bubble Baths!  
He chases frogs! 
He is a great big HUGE cat.

Crenshaw is not only very large, he’s both outspoken and imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary feline enough to save Jackson and his family from losing everything? In a time when down-to-earth-just-the-facts Jackson is desperate to understand what is really going on, maybe a little magic will help him understand.

Author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. Caledonia presents, live on stream.

MONDAY June 3rd 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

TEA TIME at Baker Street: "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"

Holmes & Watson continue to save the day!  


THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Illustrious Client"
Sir James Damery comes to see Holmes and Watson about his illustrious client's problem (the client's identity is never revealed to the reader, although Watson finds out at the end of the story; it is heavily implied to be King Edward VII). General de Merville's young daughter Violet has fallen in love with the roguish and sadistic Austrian Baron Adelbert Gruner, who Damery and Holmes are convinced is a shameless philanderer and a murderer.


The victim was his last wife, of whose murder he was acquitted owing to a legal technicality and a witness's untimely death. She met her end in the Spl├╝gen Pass. Holmes also finds out that the Baron has expensive tastes and is a collector and a recognised authority on Chinese pottery.Holmes's first step is to see Gruner, who is amused to see Holmes trying to "play a hand with no cards in it".

Da5id Abbot, Savannah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower present the adventure, live on stream from the Seanchai Fireside Room.

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!

_____________________________________

A good time was had by all at Tea Time on May 26th - The Adventure of the Bruce-Partingtom Plans
(L to R) Caledonia, Kayden, Da5id, and friend of the Library - Elrik Merlin
All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.

*SUNDAY, June 2nd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME  at Baker Street - The Adventure of the Illustrious Client, with Da5id Abbot, Savannah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower in the Seanchai Fireside Room, live on stream.

*MONDAY, June 3rd, at 7pm:  Allan W. Eckert's INCIDENT AT HAWK HILL begins with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, June 4th at 7pm:  Katherine Applegate's CRENSHAW continues, with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, June 5th at 7pm:  A THURBER SALUTE with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower. Including selections from The Secret Life of Walter MittyIf Grant Had Been Drinking at Appomattox, and The Macbeth Murder Mystery.

*THURSDAY, June 6th, at 7pm: Elizabeth Rudnick's MIGHTY THOR - 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.  
                _____________________________________________________


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

THURSDAY May 30th at 7pm: THE MIGHTY THOR pt1

"Which home will the mighty Thor fight to save?"
THE MIGHTY THOR pt1
based on Marvel's Motion Picture
After his arrogance and irresponsible behavior ignite an ancient war, the mighty Thor is banished from his home, Asgard, by his father King Odin. Stripped of his powers, and without his mighty hammer, Mjolnir, the mighty warrior is forced to live on Earth among humans. Powerful forces are at work to ensure that Thor's punishment lasts forever and that he never returns to the realm of Asgard...

Book: THOR
Author: Elizabeth Rudnick Based on screenplay by Ashley Edward
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WEDNESDAY, May 29th at 7:00pm: 100w STORY PODCAST 14th Anniversary!

Story writer, story-teller, commentator, raconteur – R. Crap Mariner is all of these, and more. 

On May 31st, 2005, after being inspired by both a friend and Woody Allen to write 100-word stories  – or “drabbles” – he created the 100-word Story podcast, promising to write a story a day until the day he dies. 

Fourteen years on, Monsieur Mariner is still writing  – and still reading his stories in what is quite probably among the longest-running daily podcast of original material in the world.

Regardless of what the poster image looks like, he's not dead yet (and we are VERY glad of that!).

Seanchai Library is delighted to host the 14th anniversary of the 100-word story podcast, for one of our oldest friends on the grid. R. Crap read from his stories, which will cover a wide range of topics, just like his podcasts. There might even be a George the Pirate story or two.

R. Crap Mariner, still  alive, in Voice.

TUESDAY, May 28h at 7:00PM: CRENSHAW Begins


In her first novel after winning the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.

Jackson’s parents are in serious financial trouble; their stressful circumstances are taking a toll on Jackson. Mum and dad remain cheerful and upbeat, putting on a happy face for their kids, but Jackson is not fooled. He knows times are bad and, whether he likes it or not, Crenshaw the giant cat is here to help him through the worst of it.

Crenshaw is not only very large, he’s both outspoken and imaginary. He has come back into Jackson’s life to help him. But is an imaginary feline enough to save Jackson and his family from losing everything?

Author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary. Caledonia presents, live on stream.


MONDAY May 27th at 7pm: PAPER MAGE by Leah R. Cutter

by Leah R. Cutter -
PAPER MAGE

   In ancient China, little Mei is trying to please both her grandmother and her mother.  Her mother wants her to be a "lady." Her grandmother wants her to learn magic, go out in the world and attract the attention of one of the Immortals who still walk the Earth.

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

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SUNDAY, May 26th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

Back to Holmes & Watson!  The Tea Time Crew is joined this week by friend Elrik Merlin.


THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Bruce-Partington Plans" The monotony of thick smog-shrouded London is broken by a sudden visit from Holmes' brother Mycroft. He has come about some missing, secret submarine plans. Seven of the ten pages — three are still missing — were found with Arthur Cadogan West's body.

West was a young clerk in a government office at Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, whose body was found next to the Underground tracks near the Aldgate tube station, his head crushed. He had little money with him (although there appears to have been no robbery), theatre tickets, and curiously, no Underground ticket. The three missing pages by themselves could enable one of Britain's enemies to build a Bruce-Partington submarine.

In a rare appearance, Sherlock's brother Mycroft is an active participant, and the initiator of this case.  Seven years elder, Mycroft wields great power and influence with the national and international machinations of Britain.  Holmes says to Watson, "One has to be discreet when one talks of high matters of state.  You are right in thinking that he is under the British government.  You would also be right in a sense if you said that occasionally he IS the British government."

Da5id Abbot, Elrik Merlin, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower present the adventure, live on stream from the Seanchai Fireside Room.

A 1908 map of the London Underground.  The today's tale was
first published in 1912.

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!

_____________________________________

We have a brand new logo, that you'll start seeing popping up, as we cycle out the old one.

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

*SUNDAY, May 26th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME  at Baker Street - The Adventure of the Bruce Partington Plans, with Da5id Abbot, Elrik Merlin, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower in the Seanchai Fireside Room, live on stream.

*MONDAY, May 27th, at 7pm:  Leah Cutter's PAPER MAGE concludes with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, May 28th at 7pm:  Katherine Applegate's CRENSHAW begins, with Caledonia Skytower, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, May 29th at 7pm:  100w STORY PODCAST - 14th ANNIVERSARY with R. Crap Mariner. He's not dead yet, and we're glad!  https://oneadayuntilthedayidie.com/

*THURSDAY, May 30th:

   ~ at 7pm: Elizabeth Rudnick's MIGHTY THOR - Part 1 with Shandon Loring (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT ~ Contemporary Sci-Fi Fantasy from such online 'zines as Lightspeed. Escape Pod, and Clarkesworld, with Finn Zeddmore.


Cale presenting more adventures from author Dorothy Gilman on 5.21.19


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 May 23rd at 7pm: THE CAVE GIRL by Edgar Rice Burroughs pt4

"She was naked except for a bit of leather hide"
THE CAVE GIRL pt4
by Edgar Rice Burroughs

In an instant there sloughed from the heart and mind and soul of Waldo Emerson Smith-Jones every particle of civilization and culture and refinement that has required countless ages in the building, stripping him naked, age on age, down to the primordial beast that has begot his first human progenitor.
Nadara leaned forward with parted lips, drinking in every detail of this conflict between the two beasts fighting for the possession of her...

Book: The Cave Girl
Author: Edgar Rice Burroughs


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WEDNESDAY, May 22nd at 7:00pm: A TRIP DOWN UNDER with Ktadhn Vesuvino

We are going up top (The Glen) for a trip Down Under.

Les Murray's poems were read at several recent open microphone sessions in memory of his passing. Ktadhn got a book of his poems, "New Selected Poems," and walked to the beach to do some reading. He like his way of writing, like looking through clear water into his world. Tonight he'll be reading some of Murray's poems, and playing music by various Australian performers.

Live on stream, in Ceiliuradh Glen.
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TUESDAY, April 21st at 7:00pm: More from KALEIDOSCOPE

Caledonia continues sharing adventures from author Dorothy Gilman's clairvoyant countess...

A father, distressed by his daughter's move to a suspicious, cult-like enclave; a mystery of an old friend and a valise of diamonds.  Marina Karitska navigates the subtleties and tribulations of modern life with old world wisdom and grace.

For the hunted and the haunted, Madame Karitska’s shabby downtown apartment becomes a haven, where brilliant patterns of violence, greed, passion, and strange obsessions mix and disintegrate with stunning, kaleidoscopic beauty.

Presented live, on Stream.