Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Thursday September 1st at 7pm

With its rich folklore and diverse cultural and religious heritage, Scotland has been a notoriously fertile haunting ground for the recording and transmission of ghost stories down the centuries; those of both well-documented lineage and accumulated legend.

"It is all very well for you who have never seen a ghost to talk as you do, but had you seen what I have witnessed, you would have a different opinion."

Stories in Live Voice

Preview at http://bit.ly/nhmw9F

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

WEDNESDAY 31 August at 7pm: On the Road with Kayden and Caledonia

So we've celebrated the sophistication of those overseas vacation trips that take us to the exotic and unknown.  Tonight we celebrate that most American of vacations  - camping and car trips.

Go on the Road with Kayden and Caledonia, as they celebrate the last moments of "vacation season" with a few unique tales of their own and from others including :My Jane Austen Vacation,Vacation 58 (which starts with the compelling line " If Dad hadn't shot Walt Disney in the leg, it would have been the best vacation ever!") and original pieces by Caledonia, OR Highway 20 and The Great Squirrel Hunt.

Stories in voice, with lots of laughs!



Monday, August 29, 2011

TUESDAY 30 August at 7pm: "The Microcosmic God" with Gyro Muggins (SciFi)

More science fiction at Seanchai!

James Kidder was short, retiring and pudgy. To millions, he was also God, who quite literally had given them life, culture and laws. He was not quite a deity but he was "The Microcosmic God."

Story by Theodore Sturgeon, offered in voice by Gyro Muggins.

MONDAY, August 29th at 7:00pm: The Conclusion of "The Pavilion on the Links"

Caledonia continues the short story The Pavilion on the Links from Robert Louis Stevenson's published collection The New Arabian Nights.

The story does not take place in  Arabia, however, but in Scotland.  Frank Cassilis, while living a life exploring the untrodden part of Britain and Scotland, camps near a seaside pavilion on the estate of an old friend.  Mysterious doings and midnight arrivals to the pavilion draw Frank into a web of intrigue he did not expect, with equally unexpected consequences.

The story was considered by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1890 at "the high-water mark of {Stevenson's} genius" and "the first short story in the world" -- setting the standard for English short stories for years to come.

To learn more about Robert Louis Stevenson and his works . . .

www.robert-louis-stevenson.org
robert-louis-stevenson.classic-literature.co.uk/ 
www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/137

Next week, more from Stevenson's works as Cale brings you selections from Treasure Island.



Sunday, August 28, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: August 28 - Setpember 4

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

Monday, August 29 at 7:00pm: More from Robert Louis Stevenson's New Arabian Nights with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00pm: The MicroCosmic God with Gyro Muggins

Wednesday, August 31 at 7:00pm: On The Road with the Caledonia Skytower & Kayden Oconnell

Thursday, September 1 at 7:00pm: More True Ghost Stories from Scotland with Seanchai Shandon Loring
Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, August 28 at 6:00pm: Magicland Storytime: More Penderwick Adventures with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park
Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Friday, August 26, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS : August 20 - 25

Ordered these differently this week as not in a mood to fight with Blogger in the middle of the night. (LOL)
Shandon with True Ghost Stories from Scotland (8.25.11)


Derry, Caledonia, and Big Red with The Cat Nights of Summer (8.24.11)

Bear with more from Thieves World - A Gift at Parting (8.23.11)

Caledonia with Robert Louis Stevenson's Pavilion on the Links from New Arabian Nights (8.22.11)
Assorted shots of the Seanchai Staff and Friends of the Library at BARD ON THE BEACH.  See the StoryFest Blog for more shots and captions

Thursday, August 25, 2011

THURSDAY, August 25th at 7:00pm: True Ghost Stories of Scotland

With its rich folklore and diverse cultural and religious heritage, Scotland has been a notoriously fertile haunting ground for the recording and transmission of ghost stories down the centuries; those of both well-documented lineage and accumulated legend.

"It is all very well for you who have never seen a ghost to talk as you do, but had you seen what I have witnessed, you would have a different opinion."

Stories in Live Voice with Seanchai Shandon Loring.

Preview at http://bit.ly/nhmw9F

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

WEDNESDAY 24 August at 7pm: Cat Nights of Summer at Seanchai

We celebrated the “Dog Days of Summer” earlier in the month, and now it is time to celebrate the “Cat Nights of Summer”.

The term denotes a time when cats yowl and witches prowl, and harks back to "the belief that a witch could turn herself into a cat eight times, but on the ninth time, Aug. 17, she couldn't regain her human form," hence the notion that a cat has nine lives. " (almanac.com)

Join the Seanchai Storytellers for tall tales/tails of cats! All stories in voice, purrs and meows.

TUESDAY 23 August at 7pm: "A Gift in Parting" with Bear Silvershade

Certain he is meant for better things and desperately wanting to shake off the smell of the docks, Hort, the teenaged son of a fisherman, prepares to leave Sanctuary and his family behind. But the Old Man has one last task for him.



"A Gift In Parting", by Robert Asprin, was first published in the Thieves' World anthology, Shadows of Sanctuary in 1981. Story will be shared in voice.

Monday, August 22, 2011

MONDAY, August 22nd at 7:00pm - Robert Louis Stevenson's "New Arabian Nights"

Robert Louis Stevenson, first published in 1882, is a collection of short stories previously published in magazines between 1877 and 1880. The collection contains Stevenson's first published fiction, and a few of the stories are considered by some critics to be his best work, as well as pioneering works in the English short story tradition.
 
Caledonia will begin The Pavilion on the Links thought by some, including Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, to be the high water-mark in Stevenson's craft, and the beginning of the English short story tradition.  As with several of the stories in this collection, The Pavilion on the Links does not take place in Arabia at all, but begins its journey in Scotland.

Presented live in voice.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: August 22 - 28

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

Monday, August 22 at 7:00pm: Robert Louis Stevenson's New Arabian Nights with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 23 at 7:00pm: A Gift In Parting with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00pm: The Cat Nights of Summer with the Seanchai Staff

Thursday, August 25 at 7:00pm: True Ghost Stories from Scotland with Seanchai Shandon Loring
Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, August 28 at 6:00pm: Magicland Storytime: More Penderwick Adventures with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park
Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SUNDAY, August 21st at Noon: Bard on the Beach Part Two!

Fruit Island Estate, Seanchai Library & StoryFest Events present BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH:  A cast of virtual performers from around the grid, some of whom never appear together under other circumstances, will join together at the Fruit Island’s Mango Beach for this special festival event.
Two 90 minute performances (approx), Saturday & Sunday, will present unique programs of the works of the Bard of Avon.  See one!  See both!

Check out the Pictures and the Video from Both Bard Sessions...
Photos by Bear Silvershade...
https://picasaweb.google.com/bearsilvershade/BardOnTheVirtualBeach?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Photos by Crap Mariner...
Video by Rob1972...
 

Mango Beach Festival Site

SUNDAY:
  • Corwyn Allen ~Lord Buckley transfigures The Bard - A Snippet
  • Ludo Merit ~ Selections of "Katharina" from TAMING OF THE SHREW
  • Ada Radius & Kayden O'Connell ~ A Selection from ANTONY & CLEOPATRA 
  • Klannex Northmead ~ Selection of Sonnets
  • Corwyn Allen & Lailu Loon ~ Act I, Scene 2 AS YOU LIKE IT
  • Kayden O'Connell & Caledonia Skytower ~ Act I, Scn 2  MACBETH 
  • Klannex Northmead ~ Selection of Sonnets
  • Ada Radius & Kayden O'Connell ~ A Selection from A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM  
  • Caliban Jigsaw ~"Glouster" from HENRY VI - Part 3; "Richard" from KING RICHARD THE THIRD
  • Kayden O'Connell & Caledonia Skytower ~ Act I, Scn 2 KING RICHARD THE THIRD
  • Caliban Jigsaw ~ "Antony" from JULIUS CAESAR,
  • Caledonia Skytower ~ Portia’s Court Speech from MERCHANT OF VENICE
Elizabethan Ball to Follow at the Mango Yacht Club! 
Schedule subject to change because "stuff" happen in both the Real and Virtual World, . . . and because we can!
 

Friday, August 19, 2011

SATURDAY, August 20th @ 3:00pm - Bard on the Beach Part One!

Fruit Island Estate, Seanchai Library & StoryFest Events present BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH:  A cast of virtual performers from around the grid, some of whom never appear together under other circumstances, will join together at the Fruit Island’s Mango Beach for this special festival event.
Two 90 minute performances (approx), Saturday & Sunday, will present unique programs of the works of the Bard of Avon.  See one!  See both!

Mango Beach Festival Site

SATURDAY:
  • Crap Mariner ~ 100W Shakespeare-related Stories, The Three Witches speech from MACBETH as a monologue
  • Ada Radius & Corwyn Allen ~ A Selection from HAMLET 
  • Aoife Lorefield ~ Selections of "Viola" speeches from TWELFTH NIGHT 
  • Klannex Northmead ~ Selection of Sonnets
  • Corwyn Allen ~ Three selections from HENRY V
  • Caledonia Skytower ~ Three of the seven great speeches from HAMLET
  • Corwyn Allen & Marian Dragovar ~ Act I, Scene 2 THE TEMPEST
  • Dolgoruky "Dolgo" Umarov ~ Speeches from KING LEAR, Act III & Act IV
  • Klannex Northmead ~ Selection of Sonnets
  • Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower ~ Selections from ROMEO & JULIET
  • Bear Silvershade & Derry McMahon ~ Selected Beatrice & Benedict scenes from MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
  • Pipsqueak Albatross ~ Mark Antony's Eulogy speech from JULIUS CAESAR
 Schedule subject to change because "stuff" happen in both the Real and Virtual World, . . . and because we can!
 

THE WEEK THAT WAS August 15 - 18


Caledonia Concludes The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (8.15.11)
Bear with The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn (8.16.11)
Marian delights with Here Be Unicorns! - Stories & Poetry (8.17.11)
Derry & Company with The Menace from Earth (8.18.11)


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

THURSDAY 18 August at 7pm: "The Menace from Earth" a SciFi Story

Holly Jones is 15 yrs old and an accomplished guide for 'groundhogs' - the tourists from earth. Join us for the story of teen romance and angst, with a touch of high glamour, set in a time and place of the future.

Story will be presented in voice by Derry McMahon, Caledonia Skytower and Bear Silvershade. Yuppper, you heard it here - Derry taking the lead in a science fiction story!!

WEDNESDAY 17 Aug at 7pm: Here There Be Unicorns! with Marian Dragovar

Here There Be UnicornsJoin Marian Dragovar's elven alter-ego as she reads selections from Master Storyteller Jane Yolen's collection of unicorn tales.

Beauty and drama abound, see you around! Stories in voice!

Monday, August 15, 2011

TUESDAY 16 August at 7pm: "The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn" with Bear Silvershade

Lalo is an artist, who missed his golden opportunity for love of his wife and children. Eking out a meagre existence in the gutters of Sanctuary, Lalo is sought out by a wizard who offers the painter his heart's desire; but a wizard's gift is never without a price.

"The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn", by Diane L. Paxson, was first published in the Thieves' World anthology, Shadows of Sanctuary in 1981. Story shared in voice.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

MONDAY, August 15th @ 7:00pm: The Conclusion of "The Penderwicks at Point Mouette"

Caledonia concludes the Adventures of Jeanne Birdsall's "Girls of Summer."

Things have gotten serious in Maine.  Will Jeffrey reconcile with the shock of discovering his father is Alec?  Will Skye fail as OAP and all be lost?  Will Batty be blown up?

Things never turn out as they seem they might with the Penderwick girls, but it is always in a way that puts a smile on your face.

Presented Live in Voice.

NEXT WEEK:  Back to the classics!  Robert Louis Stevenson's New Arabian Nights!




SUNDAY 14 August at Noon: Trickster Tales

In mythology, and in the study of folklore and religion, a trickster is a god, goddess, spirit, man, woman, or anthropomorphic animal who plays tricks or otherwise disobeys normal rules and conventional behavior.

Join the Seanchai Storytellers for trickster stories from many lands. We'll share stories of coyote, raven, anansi the spider, Brer Rabbit, and the tortoise. Stories in voice at the Fig Grotto in Fruit Islands!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: August 15 - 21

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

Monday, August 15 at 7:00pm: Conclusion: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 16 at 7:00pm: The Rhinoceros & The Unicorn with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, August 17 at 7:00pm: Here Be Unicorns! with Marian Dragovar

Thursday, August 18 at 7:00pm: The Menace from Earth with Derry McMahon, Bear Silvershade & Caledonia Skytower

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, August 14 at 3:00pm: Trickster Tales with the Seanchai Library at Fruit Islands


Sunday, August 14 at 6:00pm: Magicland Storytime with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

Saturday, August 20 at 3:00pm: Bard on the Virtual Beach - Part I at Mango Beach in the Fruit Islands

Sunday, August 21 at Noon: Bard on the Virtual Beach - Part II at Mango Beach in the Fruit Islands
Stories all read Live in VOICE. Click on the Large Green Leather Book by the Librarian's desk at the Library for a notecard with this schedule and embedded landmarks for events happening "off-campus."

Friday, August 12, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS August 8 - 12



More adventures with The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (8.8.11)
Derry & Cale pitch in with assorted stories if food, men, women,... (8.9.11)
More from The Secrets of Dr. Taverner with Rosslyn Guardian (8.10.11)
More Tales from the Silverland with Shandon (8.11.11)

VOICE CLASS, Saturday, August 13th @ 10:30am

SEANCHAI LIBRARY: Voice Master Class
(Well okay, we aren't so sure about the "Master" part but we like to THINK we have "Class")
Saturday, August 13th at 10:30am 
Lead by Caledonia Skytower w/ Seanchai Library Senior Staff

THIS SESSION: "Words Are Opportunities"
Stories of all kinds are full of words, and every word has with it a thought or an opportunity for the presenter to utilize.  This session will present different ways for you to look at the words in a piece you are presenting, and use your voice to reflect those opportunities.  Participants will work on their own provided material to challenge themselves to bring the piece to further life by exploring the words within and the different ways they can enrich a story when spoken aloud.

~~ Please have voice enabled in your preferences, and your mic or headset functional to fully participate.  It is okay to just listen and "audit", but particpants with functional voice will be invited to read and apply ideas directly, receive and give feedback as part of this session.  To check your voice in advance, we recommend a visit to Voice Echo Canyon

~~ Please have a short story, poem, or monologue of no more than 350 words in length.  We recommend that you have it printed out nice and large rather than use the screen, as you may want to make notes on it as we go.

SESSION WILL BE HELD DOWNSTAIRS IN THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

WEDNESDAY 10 August at 7pm: Vintage Paranormal with Rosslyn Guardian

Imagine Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files!Storyteller Rosslyn Guardian continues a series of short stories written in the early 1900's by Englishwoman Dion Fortune. Ms. Fortune was a Kabbalistic Ritualist who, with her group, did esoteric work to combat the occult workings of Hitler during WW II. Meditating through the blitz in London, she later moved to Glastonbury to continue her work.

Although she wrote mostly nonfiction, she did write a few novels, very dated by today's standards, but her real fiction gem was this book of short stories."Secrets of Dr. Taverner"The character of Dr. Taverner is a Holmesian fellow who runs a residential clinic in the English countryside. With a background in esoterics he deals with cases the establishment couldn't touch.
Please join us for a facinating journey into Vintage Paranormal in voice!

Monday, August 8, 2011

TUESDAY 9 August at 7pm: Here There Be Unicorns with Marian Dragovar



Here There Be Unicorns!


Join Marian Dragovar's elven alter-ego as she reads selections from Master Storyteller Jane Yolen's collection of unicorn tales.


Beauty and drama abound, see you around!


Stories in voice!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

MONDAY, August 8th at 7:00pm: The Adventure Continues with "The Penderwicks..."

More from the Author Jeanne Birdsall's "Girls of Summer" as the Adventure continues . . . Batty's treasure trove of golf balls continues to grow, Skye continues to wrestle with her responsibilities and one of the Penderwick sisters falls in LOVE!  No, really . . . can you guess?  Will it last?  And who does Alec look like?  And what will happen when sacrifices are made on the beach to the Fire God?  Find out!

Learn more about the delightful work of award-winning author Jeanne Birsdall.

Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

THIS WEEK at the Seanchai Library: August 8 - 14

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

Monday, August 8 at 7:00pm: Part IV: The Penderwicks at Point Mouette with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 9 at 7:00pm: Here Be Unicorns! with Marian Dragovar

Wednesday, August 10 at 7:00pm: Vintage Paranormal ~ More Secrets of Dr. Taverner with Rosslyn Guardian

Thursday, August 11 at 7:00pm: More Tales from the Silverland - South America with Seanchai Shandon Loring

Saturday, August 13th at 10:30am  Voice Master Class:

Also . . . MORE Seanchai events across the Grid

Sunday, August 14 at 3:00pm: Trickster Tales with the Seanchai Library at Fruit Islands


Sunday, August 14 at 6:00pm: Magicland Storytime with Caledonia Skytower at Magicland Park

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

Friday, August 5, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS August 1 - 7


Caledonia with more adventures from The Penderwicks at Point Mouette (8.1.11)
Marian is darling - and so are the stories - with Super Silly Animal Tales (8.2.11)
Faerie Maven and BigRed Coyote join Bear Silvershade for The Dog Days of Summer (8.3.11)
Seanchai Shandon Loring takes a trip to South America for Tales from the Silver Land (8.4.11)