Monday, May 31, 2010

TUESDAY 1 June @ 7pm: Native American Legends with Derry McMahon


















'Bangs Head on Keyboard' (yes, that is Derry's other name) will present entrancing legends from the various peoples who are native to North America. Stories of creation, of corn, and of romance will be shared in voice.

TUESDAY 1 June @ 6pm: DEADLINERS Writer Support Group


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) for the writers' support group. You'll find her downstairs at the library, writing to meet her next deadline.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

MONDAY 31 May @ 6pm: Crap Mariner 100 Word Anniversary!













Five years ago, Crap Mariner swore a solemn oath to write a 100 word story every day until the day he dies.

Since he's not dead yet, the writing and storytelling keeps rolling along.

Monday May 31, 2010 marks the fifth anniversary of that oath, so we shall gather at the West of Ireland Library to look back at some of the best (and worst) stories of this pernicious half-decade of keeping it brief.

Should you miss this event, you can always go to the archives at http://podcasting.isfullofcrap.com/ to read the stories on your own, suffer horrific nightmares, and then participate in the latest Weekly Challenge.

Presented Live in Voice.

MONDAY, May 31st at 7:30pm - Part II of "Ella Enchanted"

Following Crap Mariner's Celebration (with a brief interlude for the removal of exploding sheep parts) we will pick up the trail of Ella of Frell . . . sent of to finishing school with horrible Hattie and awful Olive.

Come and find out how Ella has a near fatal encounter with ogres, and is reunited with Char (Prince Charmont) on her way to a wedding where she hopes to plead her case with the Fairy Lucinda to remove the curse of obedience from her. Seem confusing? That's why it's called adventure!

Presented live in voice.

THIS WEEK at the WOI Library May 31 - June 6

June is about to bust out all over, and here's a few stories that will this week as well:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, May 31 at 6:00pm: Crap Mariner Celebration - Five Years of 100 Word Stories
at 7:30pm: Part II: Ella Enchanted with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, June 1 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Legends of Native America with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, June 2 at 7:00pm : Part I - The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet with Gyro Muggins

Thursday, June 3 at 7:00pm: A Wolf at the Door with Seanchai Shandon Loring

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, June 6 at 3pm: WOI Storytellers with Nautical Tales at the Mango Yacht Club in the Fruit Islands


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Celtic Cross Window Ornament or the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

SUNDAY at 6pm Magicland Storytime

Caledonia is back at the Golden Horseshoe tonight with more tales of Jolly Robin and the men of Sherwood. Tonight, she continues the tale of Robin's aid to Allan 'a Dale wed his lady love. He seeks out a certain irreverent reverend who might consent to wed the couple and not worry about repercussions from the Church. Thus he meets the irrepressible Tuck!

Presented Live in Voice.

Here's a fun fan Blog for Robin Hood that you might enjoy!
robinhoodoutlaw.blogspot.com/

Saturday, May 29, 2010

SUNDAY 30 May @ 3pm: More Dragon Stories at Fruit Islands!
















Join the WOI Storytellers Derry McMahon and Elder Priestman at the Pandora area of Fig in the Fruit Islands as they share more dragon stories! Tis a lovely wooded setting, similar to the area in the movie "Avatar", so come as a Na'vi, elf, dragon, or just come as you are.

Stories in voice.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

THURSDAY, May 27th at 7pm

FIND MORE INFORMATION ON CORNWALL'S SMUGGLERS...
http://sennencornwall.tripod.com
http://www.gandolf.com/cornwall/wreckers/index.shtml
http://www.bushinn-morwenstow.co.uk/history-of-the-bush-inn
http://www.smuggling.co.uk/gazetteer_sw.html

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WEDNESDAY 26 May @ 7pm: Onyx Plutonian with "The Noble Bachelor" ( A Sherlock Holmes Mystery)

The bride of Lord Robert St. Simon disappears right after the wedding. Everything had seemed fine; what could have happened? And where is the bride? Her dress and ring have washed up on the shore!

Join Onyx Plutonian as he relates how Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson solve this particular case.

Story in voice.

Nature Poetry Open Mic • Tuesday, May 25 at 7 pm SLT

Let's celebrate Spring by sharing our favorite selections of poems about Nature, Earth, Spring, growth, abundance ... you get the idea!

This is an open mic, so bring poems you've written or poems you love, and read them yourself in voice or pass them to me on notecards and I'll read them for you. I'll have some volumes of Mary Oliver next to my computer and glass of white wine, and will add some of her wonderful Nature poems to the mix.

Live reading in voice, chat in voice or text. All are welcome!

Monday, May 24, 2010

TUESDAY 25 May @ 6pm: DEADLINERS Writers Group Meets

Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) for the writers' support group. You'll find her downstairs at the library, writing to meet her next deadline.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

MONDAY, May 24th at 7pm, Part I: Ella Enchanted

Fairies, Elves, Gnomes, Giants, Ogres, a Prince and an ill-considered "gift" of obedience. Sound like the Cinderella you know? Not quite! But Gail Carson Levine's 1997 Newbery Honor book Ella Enchanted is a Cinderella Story with more than one twist and a spirited, rebellious, clumsy heroine who remains true to herself and those she cares for.

Presented live in Voice.


Saturday, May 22, 2010

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI LIBRARY: May 23 - 30

As May draws to a conclusion, and Spring is in full swing, could summer be just around the corner? Here's something else to look forward to:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, May 24 at 7:00pm: Part I: Ella Enchanted with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, May 25 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Nature Poetry Open Mic with Aoife Lorefield

Wednesday, May 26 at 7:00pm : The Noble Bachelor - a Sherlock Holmes Mystery with Onyx Plutonian

Thursday, May 27 at 7:00pm: Smuggling Memories with Seanchai Shandon Loring

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, May 30 at 3pm: WOI Storytellers with Dragon Tales at Pandora in the Fruit Islands


Sunday, May 30 at 6:00pm: Robin Hood & Friar Tuck with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Celtic Cross Window Ornament or the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Thursday May 20th at 7pm

SMUGGLERS - TRAGIC LOVE
GHOSTLY SHIPS - MERMAIDS
Join us for a daring adventure
with legends of the sea.

If you wake at Midnight, and hear a horse's feet,
Don't go drawing back the blind, or looking in the street,
Them that asks no questions isn't told a lie.

Read more about the Smuggler's of Cornwall
http://morrab.tripod.com/index.htm

Monday, May 17, 2010

TUESDAY 18 May @ 6pm: DEADLINERS Writers Group Meet


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) for the writers' support group. You'll find her downstairs at the library, writing to meet her next deadline.

TUESDAY 18 May @ 7pm: "Crying Jag" with Gyro Muggins


"Crying Jag" from All the Traps of Earth by C.D. Saimak.
A robot from the stars comes looking for his equivalent of a good stiff drink, or several of them. In the process his "horrible" addiction provides a wonderous benefit to humanity. What does the robot get so disgustingly drunk on? Why, listening to all the sad stories of Earth people and in the process lightening their misery. Humorously written, read in voice.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

MONDAY 17 May @ 7pm - Beltane Celebration and New Exhibit Opening


Beltane is one of the four great fire festivals of the Celtic Year, and surely the most popular, celebrating life, growth, fertility and abundance. On Beltane, the doors to Faerie open as well, and who knows what might happen then? Although the first of May is behind us, we can explore Beltane traditions and revel in the energies of Spring! Join us as Aoife Lorefield opens the new WOI Library exhibit on Beltane, and shares stories, poems and legends of the day. Session in voice.

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI LIBRARY: May 16 - 23

Saints, Sinners, and Sailors this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Sunday, May 16 at 1:00pm: Tales of Celtic Saints with Dubhna Rhiadra

Monday, May 17 at 7:00pm: Beltane Celebration with Caledonia Aoife Lorefield

Tuesday, May 18 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Crying Jag with Gyro Muggins

Wednesday, May 19 at 7:00pm : The Noble Bachelor - a Sherlock Holmes Mystery with Onyx Plutonian

Thursday, May 20 at 7:00pm: Sea Legends of Cornwall with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Celtic Cross Window Ornament or the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Thursday, May 13, 2010

SUNDAY 16 May @ 1pm: Dubhna Rhiadra and the Celtic Saints

Our friend Dubhna Rhiadra joins us from 'across the pond' with tales of the ancient Celtic Saints. Will it be St. David and the Dove? St. George slaying the dragon? These are not pious preachy stories but intriguing tales of men and women who played a very important role in the history of the peoples of the British Isles.
Story presented live in voice.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Thursday @ 7pm


A full gamut of "Once Upon A Times" - Welsh folklore has it all.. lovely mermaids and watery graves, cats and witches, love and envy, a forbidden fountain, a fairy dog, ancient castles, lost treasure, changelings, and battles with the devil himself. Join us tonight for a fine sampling of this trove of tales that have seldom been heard in the last hundred years.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

WEDNESDAY 12 May @ 7pm: A Scandal in Bohemia (Sherlock Holmes Tale)


Join librarian Derry McMahon as she relates this Sherlock Holmes mystery. You will have to attend the session to learn how two weddings, the King of Bohemia, and a Jersey girl, all are involved in a different sort of mystery. Holmes and Watson are up to the challenge of piecing the puzzle together. Story in voice.

Monday, May 10, 2010

TUESDAY 11 May @ 6pm: DEADLINERS Writers Group Meet


Join Gracee Andel (Ellen Anthony in RL) for the writers' support group. You'll find her downstairs at the library, writing to meet her next deadline.

TUESDAY 11 May @ 7pm: Jonathan Livingston Seagull with Gina Pralou


Join Gina for the beloved tale of Jonathan Livingston Seagull!
It is within us all, to use our wings (our strengths) for basic function, or to stretch beyond form, seeking enlightenment and purpose. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a parable of simple profundity – a bird, a seagull, who chose a path of discovery, relishing the splendor and joy found in pursuit of higher performance, higher awareness, and higher meaning; a triumphant tale giving goose bumps – even if you’ve heard it a hundred times before! Story in voice.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

MONDAY, May 10 at 7pm - Part II: Doctor Dolittle









"If one place is as good as any other, it’s high time we decided. Otherwise when we get there, we won’t know we’ve arrived."
~Doctor John Dolittle

So, what's next for a man who has cured a monkey plague and escaped from and angry King? Find out as Caledonia concludes Hugh Lofting's first book in what became an entire series of books about the miraculous resident of Puddleby-on-the-Marsh who speaks the languages of the animals.

Presented Live in Voice Chat. See last week's post for some fun resource links!

Caledonia at Magicland tonight at 6:30pm

"Sherwood in the twilight, is Robin Hood awake?
Grey and ghostly shadows are gliding through the brake,
Shadows of the dappled deer, dreaming of the morn,
Dreaming of a shadowy man that winds a shadowy horn.

"Robin Hood is here again: all his merry thieves
Hear a ghostly bugle-note shivering through the leaves,
Calling as he used to call, faint and far away,
In Sherwood, in Sherwood, about the break of day."

(excerpted poem by Alfred Noyes)
Caledonia shares some adventures of Jolly Robin and his merry band of men who famously redistribute wealth, combat oppression, and right injustices in old Nottingham.

Presented Live in Voice and benefits War Child North America.

SUNDAY 9 May @ 3pm: Dragon Tales














Join the WOI Storytellers at the new Pandora sim in Fruit Islands for tales of Dragons!! All sorts of stories, including the beloved "Tale of Custard the Dragon", as well as a lovely piece from Edith Nesbit's: "The Book of Dragons". Stories in voice. Wear a dragon avi if you wish, and explore the sim, tis quite lovely, and modeled on the movie "Avatar".

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI LIBRARY: May 9 - 16

From talking to the animals to the Conan Doyle's Great detective, learning to fly, and the rich culture of Wales, there's a bright bouquet of stories to share this week:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, May 10 at 7:00pm: Part II: Doctor Dolittle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, May 11 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: Part I: Jonathan Livingston Seagull with Gina Pralou

Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00pm : A Scandal in Bohemia - a Sherlock Holmes Mystery with Onyx Plutonian

Thursday, May 13 at 7:00pm: A Journey into the Fairy & Folklore of Wales with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, May 16 at 1:00pm: Tales of Celtic Saints with Dubhna Rhiadra

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Sunday, May 9 at 3pm: WOI Storytellers at Pandora in the Fruit Islands


Sunday, May 9 at 6:30pm: Tales of Robin Hood with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Celtic Cross Window Ornament or the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Thursday, May 6, 2010

THURSDAY, MAY 6 at 7:00pm: Stories the Wake the Dead!!!

Tonight, join Seanchai Shandon Loring for a rollicking adventure. We'll have a few tears, some laughter, and healthy amounts of whiskey as we take a look at the Irish tradition of the Wake. We'll share some intimate moments in the neighborhood pub, we'll talk to a real ghost, hear from the Banshee, learn the secrets of Ireland's best undertaker, experience the hope of the Irish immigration to America, and even attend a wake for the living!

Stories in voice (the better to wake the dead).
Learn more about the Traditional Irish Wake at . . .
BellaOnline
Gift of Ireland
Ye Olde Wikipedia

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

WEDNESDAY 5 May @ 7pm: Photography Workshop with Elsbeth Writer

Elsbeth Writer is a superb photog in sl and rl...join us downstairs at the library for a beginners workshop on how to take great snaps in sl. Instructions will be in voice.

Monday, May 3, 2010

TUESDAY 4 May @ 7pm: Buzz Buzzz The Queen Bee Tells Bee Storiezzz


Join Derry McMahon, the Librarian and Queen Bee of the West of Ireland for stories about bees. Stories by Frank Stockton, Mark Twain, the famous author 'Anonymous'; and yes, if you have not yet heard "The Song of the Queen Bee" by E.B. White, this is your chance. All buzzzing in voice.

TUESDAY 4 May @ 6pm: Deadliners Writers Group Meets


Ok all you writers facing Deadlines, gather downstairs in the WOI Library with Gracee Andel, to give your projects a little kick!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

MONDAY, May 3rd at 7:00pm: Part I of Dr. Dolittle!

"My Friend the Doctor says 

The World is full of Fantasy-

And who are you and I to disagree?

Let's hope and pray
That is the way

The life we love will always stay

For my friend the Doctor and Me!"


Discover more about the author and his famous denizen of
"Puddleby-on-the-Marsh" with these online resources:
Puddleby-on-the-Marsh
Wikipedia
About Hugh Lofting - Online Literature
About Hugh Lofting w/ links to other sites - Free Library



Saturday, May 1, 2010

THIS WEEK AT THE WOI LIBRARY: May 3 - May 9

May is here! If it isn't Spring already it most assuredly is now! Here's another great week of stories to share:

All Stories read live in voice. All times are SLT.

Monday, May 3 at 7:00pm: Part I: Doctor Dolittle with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, May 4 at 6:00pm: Deadliners Writer's Group lead by Gracee Andel (aka Ellen Anthony) in the Library Lower Level
at 7:00pm: "Buzz! Buzz!" The Queen Bee reads Bee Stories featuring Librarian Derry McMahon

Wednesday, May 5 at 7:00pm : Elsbeth Writer Workshop on SL Photography

Thursday, May 6 at 7:00pm: More Great Irish Tales with Seanchai Shandon Loring

And More WOI Story events across the Grid . . .


Saturday, May 8 at 11am: Story Presentation Workshop with Derry McMahon and Caledonia Skytower at Bookstacks

Sunday, May 9 at 3pm: WOI Storytellers at Pandora in the Fruit Islands


Sunday, May 9 at 6:30pm: Tales of Robin Hood with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park


Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Celtic Cross Window Ornament or the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the WOI Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."