Friday, September 30, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Sept. 26-29

Bear and Derry step up with a collection of prince and princess stories (11.09.27)

Faerie Maven concludes The Night Fairy (11.09.28)

Shandon brings Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to life (11.09.29)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Thursday September 29th at 7pm

Mary Shelley's
FRANKENSTEIN
The epic battle between man and monster reaches its greatest pitch in this famous story. In trying to create life, young student Victor Frankenstein unleashes forces beyond his control.
Tonight Part the First

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

WEDS Sept 28 at 7pm: "The Night Fairy" (pt 2) with Faery and Gina

"The Night Fairy" by Laura Amy Schliz continues. What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly?



Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very, very dangerous. But, Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others what to do - like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach – so be it. Not every creature, however is as willing to bend to Flory’s demands. Story in voice.

TUESDAY 27 Sept at 7pm: Royalty Reigns! Stories with the Queen Bee and her Consort

The Queen Bee and her Consort request your presence at the stories this evening. The theme will be "Royalty Reigns!" and we'll share such stories as: "The Princess of the Tower", "The Enchanted Princess", "The King with Horses Ears" and more. 
Stories in voice. Grab your crown and scepter and join us!
PS...Kayden has been called to a meeting tonight, we'll have him back soon!

Monday, September 26, 2011

TUESDAY Sept 27 at 7pm: More "How to Talk Minnesotan" with Kayden Oconnell

Kayden continues his lessons on the Minnesotan language, for anyone who may be planning a visit there in the future, and wishes to be able to talk with the natives.

Some of the topics to be covered are: learn how to refuse food three timesbefore accepting it, discover the difference between "not too bad a deal" and "a heckuva deal", and the use of the general phrase "It could be worse". Yah sure, it's a pretty good deal.

Kayden will be sharing these lessons from the book "How to Talk Minnesotan" by Howard Mohr, in voice of course

Sunday, September 25, 2011

MONDAY, September 26th at 7:00pm: Part II - How to Be A Pirate

Caledonia continues the adventures of Hiccup, unlikely hero of the Hairy Hooligans, created by author Cressida Cowell in book two of the How to Train Your Dragon Series.

With the arrival of  Alvin the "Poor but Honest Farmer" the Hooligans go treasure crazy at the thought of the hundred year old horde of Grimbeard the Ghastly.  They are plotting an almost suicidal raid on the Isle of Skullions, where they believe the treasure to be hidden.  They may just succeed, if the Isle's ruthless native beasts don't eat them.

See what happens next as How to Be a Pirate continues.

Presented in Voice.

THIS WEEK AT SEANCHAI: Sept. 26 to Oct. 2


Hope to see you at any and all of these events!


Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m.:  How To Be a Pirate (pt 2) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, September 27 at 7 p.m.: How To Talk Minnesotan (pt 2) with Kayden Oconnell

Wednesday, September 28 at 7 p.m.: The Night Fairy (pt 2) with Faerie Maven

Thursday, September 29 at 7 p.m.:  Frankenstein (pt 1) with Chief Seanchai Shandon Loring

And join us at this off campus event too!


BOOFest! Join us at Bran (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bran/68/99/24) for two days of  great spooky, ghosty, ghouly stories!

Saturday, Oct.1 from noon to 4 p.m. and two sessions on Sunday, Oct. 2; 10 a.m.to 2 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m.




All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. This month benefits the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library. And be sure to check out the StoryFests SL blog for information on BOOFest! coming up the first weekend of October!

Friday, September 23, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Sept. 19-22

Caledonia gets into the role of Toothless for How to be a Pirate. (11.09.19)


Kayden OConnell teaches everyone How To Talk Like a Minnesotan. (11.09.20)

Faerie Maven reads part one of The Night Fairy. (11.09.21)

Shandon Loring delves into the Swords from the Sea. (11.09.22)


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Thursday September 22nd at 7pm

SWORDS FROM THE SEA
Vikings, pirates, heroes, rogues, and explorers... all have heard the siren call of the sea. Join us tonight for some of their most daring exploits. Historical seafaring stories drawn from rare and fragile pulp magazines. Story in voice.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

WEDNESDAY 21 Sept at 7pm: "The Night Fairy" (pt 1) with Gina and Faerie

"The Night Fairy" by Laura Amy SchlizWhat would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly?Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings is about to find out.

What she discovers is that the world is very big and very, very dangerous. But, Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others what to do - like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach – so be it. Not every creature, however is as willing to bend to Flory’s demands. Story in voice.

Monday, September 19, 2011

TUESDAY 20 Sept at 7pm: "How To Talk Minnesotan" with Kayden Oconnell

As a public service, Kayden is going to give lessons on the Minnesotan language, for anyone who may be planning a visit there in the future, and wishes to be able to talk with the natives.

Some of the topics to be covered are: learn how to refuse food three timesbefore accepting it, discover the difference between "not too bad a deal" and "a heckuva deal", and the use of the general phrase "It could be worse".

Yah sure, it's a pretty good deal. Kayden will be sharing these lessons from the book "How to Talk Minnesotan" by Howard Mohr, in voice of course.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

MONDAY, September 19th @ 7pm: Part I - "How To Be A Pirate"

Poster by Artist Adam Krueger
Author Cressida Cowell continues the adventures of Hiccup Horrednous Haddock II, the son of Stoick the Vast and future leader of the Hairy Hooligan Viking tribe. Hiccup is an unlikely hero being very ordinary to the eye (almost unnoticeable), but he has more brains than the rest of the Hairy Hooligans put together. He struggles to gain respect from anyone. It doesn't help that Hiccup's dragon, Toothless, is predisposed to hypochondria and cowardice.

During a pirate-training session, them meet up with charming "Alvin the Poor-But-Honest-Farmer," who is keen to help them discover the legendary treasure of Grimbeard the Ghastly. After a series of adventures, Hiccup learns some surprising things about himself, and the true scope of his considerable abilities.


Presented live in voice for Talk Like A Pirate Day.

THIS WEEK AT SEANCHAI: Sept. 18-22


Hope to see you at any and all of these events!

Sunday, Sept. 18 at noon: AARRRRR!! Pirate Stories at Fruit Islands on board the pirate ship!

Sunday, Sept.18 at 3 p.m., Legends of the Celtic Saints (in the Chapel near Seanchai Library)

Monday, Sept.19 at 7 p.m., "How To Be a Pirate" (pt 1) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Sept.20 at 7 p.m., "How To Talk Minnesotan" (pt 1) with Kayden Oconnell

Wednesday, Sept.21 at 7 p.m., "The Night Fairy" (pt 1) with Gina and Faerie Maiden

Thursday, Sept.22 at 7 p.m., Swords from the Sea Stories Chief Seanchai Shandon Loring

 All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. This month benefits the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Have questions? IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian

Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them; or join our group, the Seanchai Library. And be sure to check out the StoryFests SL blog for information on BOOFest! coming up the first weekend of October!



Saturday, September 17, 2011

SUNDAY 18 Sept at 3pm: Celtic Saints in the Seanchai Chapel


Join Caledonia, Shandon, Caedmon and Derry for a celebration of Celtic Saints, in the lovely chapel on the grounds of Seanchai Library.

St. Brendan the Navigator, St. George the Dragonslayer, St. Kevin, St. Melangell, St. Bridget and more will be presented. We'll also have out our special sculpture of St. Brendan.

Stories in voice.

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Sept. 12-15

Caledonia seeks her fortune with R.L. Stevenson's Treasure Island (11.09.12)


BScott joins Derry McMahon and Caledonia Skytower for some fortune telling tales (11.09.13)


Marion Dragovar looks at the other side of the Zombies vs. Unicorns debate (11.09.14)

Shandon travels to the distant past for Egyptian myths and legends (11.09.15)



Friday, September 16, 2011

SUNDAY 18 Sept at Noon: Pirate Stories in Fruit Islands


Arrrrrr! Tomorrow be "International Talk Like a Pirate Day", so join the Seanchai Storytellers as they get you in the mood for the festivities. We'll be at the Pirate Ship in Annatto on Fruit Islands! Stories in voice!



Ahoy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thursday September 15th at 7pm

Ancient Egypt has a rich tradition of stories and proverbs, told by Egyptian Seanchais and recorded by scribes. Tonight we raise these stories from the dust, and present obscure ancient texts in an understandable and enjoyable form. The selections date from the Old Kingdom to medieval times. Stories in voice.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

WEDNESDAY 14 Sept at 7pm: Marian Dragovar with more Unicorns vs Zombies!


It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn?

In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories. Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan. Which team are you on? Feel free to dress as a unicorn or a zombie.

Stories in voice.

Monday, September 12, 2011

TUESDAY 13 Sept at 7pm: I See Stories in Your Future! Fortuneteller Stories!


Join us tonight for stories of tarot cards, crystal balls, palm reading, and the sixth sense. Would you want to know what your future holds? Would you believe if someone claimed to be able to tell you that?

We'll have an assortment of stories, including guest bscott with Tobin's Palm by O.Henry, and Caledonia with a selection from Dorothy Gilman's Clairvoyant Countess series.


Stories in voice.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

MONDAY, September 12 @ 7:00pm: More from "Treasure Island"

Caledonia continues her warm up to International Talk Like A Pirate Day with another adventure from Robert Louis Stevenson's landmark pirate story: Treasure Island.  

Traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, it is an adventure tale known for its atmosphere, character and action, and also a wry commentary on the ambiguity of morality—as seen in Long John Silver—unusual for children's literature then and now. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. The influence of Treasure Island on popular perception of pirates is vast, including treasure maps with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen with parrots on their shoulders.

Tonight we stalk the length of the Island as Long John Silver and his "Gentlemen of Fortune" go in search of Flint's Treasure with Jim Hawkins in tow.
Next week we celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day with Cressida Cowell's How to Be A Pirate.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library: Sept. 12-18


Hope to see you at any or all of these events!


Monday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.:  Selections from Treasure Island with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, Sept.13 at 7 p.m.: I See Stories in Your Future: Fortune telling stories

Wednesday, Sept.14 at 7 p.m.: More Zombies vs Unicorns with Marian Dragovar

Thursday, Sept.15 at 7 p.m.:  Egyptian Myths and Legends with  Chief Seanchai Shandon Loring

Sunday, Sept.18 at 3 p.m.: Legends of the Celtic Saints (in the Chapel near Seanchai Library)

And join us at these 'off campus' events too!

Sunday, September 18 at noon: AARRrrr!!  Pirate Stories at Fruit Islands
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All stories in voice, and this month to benefit the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  Have questions?  IM or notecard Derry McMahon, Librarian

Friday, September 9, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Sept. 4 to 8

Big Red, Bear and Derry visit Fruit Islands with a sampling of work stories (11.09.04)

Caledonia begins reading from Stevenson's Treasure Island (11.09.05)

Bear goes to Mars for George O. Smith's Lost Art (11.09.06) 

Marion tries to answer an age-old question with Zombies vs. Unicorns (11.09.07) 

Derry and Shandon come together for Voices of 9/11 (11.09.08) 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

FRIDAY 9 September at 7pm: Mystery Cats! at Mystery Manor

Mrrwoww! The Seanchai Library Storytellers present three purrr-fect tales of crime and cats.

Lilian Jackson Braun's charming Siamese SuSu is the first to smell a rat in a chilling tale of two spinster sisters and an eccentric neighbor.

Edward D Hoch's favorite thief, Nick Velvet, accepts a commission to catnap a pampered pet named Sparkle and ends up a whisker away from death.

Arnold, every hungry, gets nasty when anything comes between him and his dinner, even if that thing is an escaped convict brandishing a .44 to his master's head.

Stories in voice, with assorted purrs and mrups, so get your ears and tails on and join us. Friday, Sept 9th, at 8pm, at Mystery Manor.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

THURSDAY 8 September at 7pm: Voices of 9/11



Ten years. A decade. One-tenth of century. Has it really been that long since America was attacked? Tonight we will share some intimate personal stories of the heroes of 9/11. Mychal Judge - FDNY Chaplain, Todd Beamer - Flight 93, and others, including a story from Derry's cousin who lived through the attacks. Stories in voice. (tissues will be provided)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

WEDNESDAY 7 September at 7pm: "Zombies vs Unicorns" with Marian Dragovar

It's a question as old as time itself: which is better, the zombie or the unicorn?

In this anthology, edited by Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier (unicorn and zombie, respectively), strong arguments are made for both sides in the form of short stories.

Half of the stories portray the strengths--for good and evil--of unicorns and half show the good (and really, really bad-ass) side of zombies. Contributors include many bestselling teen authors, including Cassandra Clare, Libba Bray, Maureen Johnson, Meg Cabot, Scott Westerfeld, and Margo Lanagan.

Which team are you on? Feel free to dress as a unicorn or a zombie, or come as you are. Stories in voice.

Check out how the whole debate got started on Holly Black and Justine Larbalestier's blogs or get ready with some talking points of your own at A Brief History of ZombiesArchaeology of the Undead, All About Unicorns or The History of Unicorns

Tuesday, September 6 at 7 p.m.: Lost Art at Seanchai

In this 1943 story from the Venus Equilateral Series, Martian archaeologists Carroll and Baler discover an ancient Martian electronic device. It's so simple a child could run it ... a Martian child that is. But two archaeologists may not be the best people to figure out how to get the mysterious, rusted piece of electronics back in action.

Venus Equilateral on Facebook and Wikipedia

Venus Equilateral is a farsighted series of 13 science fiction short stories by George O. Smith, concerning the Venus Equilateral Relay Station, an interplanetary communications satellite. Most of the stories were first published in Astounding Science Fiction between 1942 and 1945.

Monday, September 5, 2011

MONDAY, September 5 at 7:00PM : More from The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson

Tonight Caledonia concludes Stevenson's short story the Pavilion on the Links (1880) and then will present a selection from Treasure Island, one of his best known novels.

Stevenson had a sickly childhood, and lived only to the age of 44.  That was a young death even in the late 19th century.  As an adult he was a lawyer, but his interests were varied as is well reflected in his literature: everything from A Child's Garden of Verses to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

For another brief view of aspects of Stevenson's life and works, visit the North Carolina State University Wiki entry for him.
 Next week:  More from Stevenson's Treasure Island as International Talk Like a Pirate Day approaches.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library: Sept. 4 to 9

Sunday, Sept. 4 at noon: Seanchai goes off campus for Work Stories at Fruit Islands  in honour of Labour Day <http://slurl.com/secondlife/Mango/166/37/22>

Monday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.:  Wrap up of R.L. Stevenon's A New Arabian Night and selections from Treasure Island with Caledonia Skytower.

Tuesday, Sept. 6 at  7 p.m.: Lost Art by George O. Smith with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at  7 p.m.: Zombies vs Unicorns with Marian Dragovar

Thursday, Sept. 8 at  7 p.m.: Voices of 9/11 with Chief Seanchai Shandon Loring and Derry McMahon

Friday, Sept. 9 at  8 p.m.: Cat Mysteries at Mystery Manor.
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Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribos. They are located in the Library, just run in and touch them or join our group, the Seanchai Library.

All stories in voice, and this month to benefit the charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 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, September 2, 2011

THE WEEK THAT WAS: Aug. 29 to Sept. 2

Caledonia reads from Stevenson's The Pavilion on the Links (11.08.29)

Gyro Muggins tells the tale of The Microcosmic God (11.08.30)

Kayden and Caledonia take a vacation with On the Road stories (11.08.31)


Shandon Loring with more true ghost stories from Scotland (11.09.01)