Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday March 29th at 7pm - "Lost Legends of the West"


Lore, legends, characters & myths that grew out of the Old West. Little-known stories and legends of the American West. Fantastically conceived hoaxes, and new factual evidence to support the validity of stories formerly assumed to be tales.
The story behind California's lost Cherokee Diamond mine, the lost secrets of super rainmaker Charles Hatfield - who nearly washed San Diego off the map - twice!!

ISBN#03-081867-2

WEDNESDAY, March 28 @ 7pm: "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" Part II

A Newberry Honor award winner!
In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young firl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon. Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest. Story in voice.

Monday, March 26, 2012

TUESDAY 27 March at 7pm: "Azazel" Stories with Bear


Azazel is a demon. He's also only two-centimetres tall. And he might have power beyond imagination, but given the results he gets, you probably wouldn't want his help.

Bear shares two of Isaac Asimov's story's about the tiny demon, his summoner, George, and the unfortunate recipients of their help. In ‘Writing Time’ an author is exasperated by the amount of time he must spend waiting everywhere he goes and in ‘The Smile That Loses’, a woman asks George to capture her husband's radiantly happy smile in a photograph.  Stories in voice.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

MONDAY, March 26th @ 7pm: "The Last Page"

Years, and years ago Caledonia's RL sister bought her a subscription to Smithsonian Magazine, and has faithfully renewed it every year since. For years, and years Cale has immediately opened the back cover to read "The Last Page": short, amusing features written by contributors to the magazine.

The Magazine took on a new Editor recently and this feature has made way for newer innovations. Tonight Caledonia will feature a selection of these delightful sidebars: always funny, often ironic, and even sometimes poignant.

Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY, March 25th @ 2pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

Caledonia continues her exploration of Jane Austen with selections from one of the author's best known works, PRIDE AND PREDJUDICE (1813) It portrays life in the genteel rural society of the day, and tells of the initial misunderstandings and later mutual enlightenment between Elizabeth Bennet (whose liveliness and quick wit have often attracted readers) and the haughty Darcy.
The title Pride and Prejudice refers (among other things) to the ways in which Elizabeth and Darcy first view each other. The original version of the novel was written in 1796-1797 under the title First Impressions, and was probably in the form of an exchange of letters.

Come Join Caledonia around the fireplace in the lower level of the Library, pour yourself a "cuppa" and sit back and enjoy an hour of Jane Austen.

March 25 to April 1 at Seanchai Library

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. - The Last Page with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. - Two Azazel stories from Isaac Asimov with Bear Silvershade

Wednesday, March 28 at 7 p.m. - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (part two) with Faerie Maven

Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. - Lost Legends of the West with Shandon Loring

Sunday, April 1  at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower 


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m. – An Appointment with Dr. Seuss with Caledonia Skytower at MagicLand 



All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. 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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thursday March 22nd at 7pm - "Buried Treasures of California"

Gold nuggets cover the banks of a cavernous underground river thousands of feet under a mountain in the Mojave desert, accidentally sealed by a detonation in the 1920's. Deep in the southern California desert rests a Spanish Galleon, sometimes exposed and sometimes covered by the shifting sands, its holds brimming with precious pearls. High among the lofty peaks of the Sierra Nevada lies a golden lake, its bottom pebbled with rich ore, which no one has been able to locate for decades.

ISBN#0-87483-406-6

WEDNESDAY, March 28 @ 7pm: "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon" By Grace Lin


A Newberry Honor award winner!
In the valley of Fruitless Mountain, a young firl named Minli spends her days working hard in the fields and her nights listening to her father spin fantastic tales about the Jade Dragon and the Old Man of the Moon.  Minli believes these enchanting stories and embarks on an extraordinary journey to find the Old Man of the Moon and ask him how her family can change their fortune. She encounters an assorted cast of characters and magical creatures along the way, including a dragon who accompanies her on her quest.  Story in voice.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

TUESDAY 20 March at 7pm: "Little Lost Robot" by Asimov, with Bear


At Hyper Base, a military research station on an asteroid, scientists are working to develop the hyperspace drive. But what happens when their robot assistants decide they are superior to humans?

It's up to robopsychologist Susan Calvin to find the Little Lost Robot and put an end to a dangerous game of hide and seek.

Little Lost Robot is a science fiction short story by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in the March 1947 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. Story in voice.

Monday, March 19, 2012

MONDAY, March 19th @ 7pm: Tales of Ireland by Author Maurice Walsh Continues...

Caledonia concludes Maurice Walsh's short story The Red Girl, which centers around the spirit of a long dead patriot lass and the history of deaths at Poul Cailin Rua ... "the Red Girl's Pond."

American Art O'Connor walks into the middle of an interesting constellation of Irish characters when her arrives at an Irish Angler's Lodge on an apparent vacation and "100% American" despite his name.  But O'Connor is there for reasons of his own that have not yet been revealed, and his sparring with the spirited Katie O'Brien may yet lead to interesting results.

Presented live in voice.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March 18 to 25 at Seanchai Library

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:



Sunday, March 18 at 11 a.m. - The Quiet Man with Caledonia Skytower

Sunday, March 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - Library Anniversary and World Storytelling Day with the Seanchai storytellers


Monday, March 19 at 7 p.m. - Maurice Walsh's Tales of Ireland with Caledonia Skytower


Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. - Little Lost Robot by Isaac Asimov with Bear Silvershade


Wednesday, March 21 at 7 p.m. - Where the Mountain Meets the Moon with Faerie Maven


Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. - Buried Treasures of California with Shandon Loring



And join us at this 'off campus' event too!


Sunday, March 18 at noon  Seaside Tales at the Pirate's Lair in Fruit Islands



Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m.  – Opening story session at the SciFi & Fantasy Portal with Anne McCaffrey's Dragonrider Short Stories

Sunday, March 25 at 6 p.m.  An Appointment with Dr. Seuss with Caledonia Skytower at MagicLand 





All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. 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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

SUNDAY 18 March at 3pm: Library Anniversary & World Storytelling Day Celebration

It's a party!!  Happy 4th Anniversary to Seanchai Library!  Created in March 2008 as the West of Ireland Library, and now known as Seanchai Library in the lands of the Community Virtual Library, the storytellers at Seanchai are proud of their work "Bringing good stories, of all kinds, to life in Second Life".  Join us for a two hour session featuring many of our storytellers.  We'll also be celebration World Storytelling Day, sharing mostly stories of 'trees', to go with the current theme.  Stories in voice, champagne and treats will be served.

SUNDAY 18 March at Noon: Sea-Side Tales at Fruit Islands

Ahoy There!  Join Bear and Derry for some tales of sea: nautical tales, mermaid stories, pirate yarns, a whole assortment!  We'll be at the pirate lair in Fruit Islands in voice.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thursday March 15th at 7pm - "Women in Celtic Myth"

Tales of extraordinary women from the ancient celtic tradition. In Celtic myth, the mixture of wise teaching and dramatic imagery creates new, potent, and disturbing visions. Tonight's stories focus on the women of ancient mythology, from formidable women warriors who trained heroes to fight and kill, to the beautiful companions who led them to higher realms of feminine intuition and spiritual wisdom.
Tonight: The Story of Rhiannon

ISBN#0-89281-357-1

WEDNESDAY, March 14 at 7pm: Celtic Faerie Tales with Faerie Maven


Please join Faerie tonight (and our other storytellers all this week) to bring in some Irish spirit!   This evening will be short stories from "The Baldwin Project; Celtic Faery Tales" by Joeseph Jacobs.  Tales of "Hudden, Dudden and Donald O'neary", "The Storyteller at Fault" and maybe a few other Irish adventures, time permitting. Story in voice.

Monday, March 12, 2012

TUESDAY 13 March at 7pm: Leprechaun Stories with Bear and Derry


Derry and Bear bring you stories of the wee folk of Ireland, the naughty and the nice...after all, it's not too early to get your Irish on for St. Patrick's Day!  Stories in voice.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

MONDAY, March 12th at 7:00pm: Irish Tales from author Maurice Walsh

One of the Twentieth Century's great Irish storytellers, Walsh's stories are romances of a country intimately known, and well loved, while not avoiding the political conflicts.  Caledonia will be sharing short stories from his collected works, among the best known of which is The Quiet Man.

MAURICE WALSH (Author, 1879-1964) Born in Ballydonoghue, Co. Kerry, Maurice Walsh entered the British civil service in 1901, and was appointed to the excise department in the Highlands of Scotland. When Ireland became a Free State in 1922, Walsh returned to Ireland to help build the customs and excise service of the new State. His first novel, The Key Above the Door, was published in 1923. Walsh went on to write twenty novels and many short stories, the most famous of which is The Quiet Man, which first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in 1933. Walsh set the story in a collection of stories called Green Rushes two years later. Most of his stories are set either in the Highlands of Scotland or in County Kerry. Other popular novels written by Walsh are While Rivers Run (1926), The Small Dark Man (1929), Blackcock’s Feather (1932) And No Quarter (1937) and Sons of the Swordmaker (1938). His last collection of stories, The Smart Fellow, was written in 1964. Among Mr. Walsh’s legion of fans were J.M. Barrie (Peter Pan) and Ernest Hemingway, who reportedly regarded Walsh as the greatest of all storytellers.

Presented live in voice.

SUNDAY, March 11th at 2:00pm: TEA TIME with Jane Austen

Caledonia brings this final selection from Austen's last work, published in 1816: PERSUASION.


One of Austen's most economic works, it studies the lives of lovers who are persuaded to make choices contrary to the disctates of thier own judgements and haerts. Anne Elliott and Frederick Wentworth get a second chance at love and making choices that will affect their lifetimes. What crucial decisions will the make as PERSUASION draws to its end.
Presented Live in Voice.

March 11 to March 18 at Seanchai Library

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:
Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. - Maurice Walsh's Tales of Ireland with Caledonia Skytower
Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. - Leprechaun Stories with Derry McMahon and Bear Silvershade
Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. - Celtic Faery Tales with Faerie Maven
Thursday, March 15 at 7 p.m. - Women in Celtic Myth with Shandon Loring
Sunday, March 18 at 3 p.m. – Seanchai Library’s fourth anniversary and observance of World Storytelling Day


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!
Sunday, March 11 at 6 p.m. - Leprechaun Adventures with Caledonia Skytower at MagicLand
Sunday, March 18 at noon – Seaside Tales at the Pirate's Lair in Fruit Islands



All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. 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.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

SUNDAY 11 March at Noon: Irish Stories at Fruit Islands

Get yer green on!  Join Bear, Derry and BigRed to start off your St Patrick's week! Sure and one day ain't long enough ta celebrate our favorite saint!!  

We'll be at Fruit Islands at Noon...and stay for the Irish dance party, featuring tunes with DJ Derry!  

Irish eyes will be smiling! Stories will be in voice!

Landmark will be sent in the notices!

StoryFest 2012 = March 10th @ Bran

Come hear stories from members of the Seanchai staff as well as others from around the grid Saturday, march 10th at Bran.

The morning session will kick off with Elder Priestman presenting the raucous and lusty "Onion Feast" chapter from author Jim Peyton's novel Zion's Cause, and conclude with author and poet Wolfgang Glinka presenting poetry and flash fiction. The Morning Session will take place at the Grand Story Circle on the terrace of the Branwen Arts Center: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bran/71/91/3512


The afternoon session begins with Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower presenting selections from popular author Terry Pratchett's Wee Free Men, part of his Disc World Series. At 5:00pm Freeda Frostbite (RL Author Stephanie Mesler) wraps the day up with selections from her current novel in progress. The Afternoon Session will take place by the Fireside Story Circle on Bran's terra level: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bran/46/99/23

For more information on the schedule and stories to be presented, visit the StoryFest Events Blog.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thursday March 8th at 7pm - "The Banshee's Comb" pt2

"The Knowledgeable Man" man known as Darby O'Gill seems the personification of the fabled "Luck of the Irish" as he blusters from one scary encounter to another with a unique combination of cleverness and amazing good fortune! Tonight, Shandon will conclude the thrilling tale of "The Banshee's Comb" including Darby's encounter with the "Coach D'Bower" or "Death Coach" . . . and as a bonus short story, you'll get to hear how the wee folk fell from grace in Heaven and came to blessed Erin! Stories told in Voice.

WEDNESDAY March 7th at 7pm: "The Good, The Bad and the Goofy"

 
The third field trip of the Time Warp Trio lands them in the heart of the Old West. Far from enjoying the pulsating adventure of TV westerns, however, Fred, Sam and Joe suffer the dust-choked, mosquito-infested monotony of a cattle drive--until the Indians show up. (Story in voice)

Monday, March 5, 2012

TUESDAY 6 March at 7pm: "Rules of Civility" (pt 3) with Derry

Set during the hazy, enchanting, and martini-filled world of New York City circa 1938, Rules of Civility follows three friends--Katey, Eve, and Tinker--from their chance meeting at a jazz club on New Year's Eve through a year of enlightening and occasionally tragic adventures. Tinker orbits in the world of the wealthy; Katey and Eve stretch their few dollars out each evening on the town. Katey embarks on a journey from a Wall Street secretarial pool through the upper echelons of New York society in search of a brighter future. Elegant and captivating, this book is a love letter to a great American city at the end of the Depression.  Story in voice. (Conclusion)

MONDAY, March 5th @ 6:30pm: The Conclusion of "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie"

A dead body in the cucumbers!  A thirteen year old mystery! A rare stamp!  And her beloved Father accused of murder!  Author Alan Bradley's girl detective (and keen chemist!) Flavia de Luce is is her element!

Come hear the conclusion of this first Flavia adventure in a special 90 minutes session beginning at 6:30PM. 

Presented Live in Voice, by Caledonia Skytower.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SUNDAY, March 4th @ 2pm - TEA TIME w/Jane Austen

More from Austen's last novel, PERSUASION (1816) as wwe see the reuniting in accquaintance of Captain Wentworth and Anne strengthen, and we learn that absence may not have dimmed the regard and respect they once had for each other.

Presented by the fireside in the Library's lower level, in voice by Caledonia Skytower.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

March 4 to March 11

Welcome to Imagination Island! Join us for great stories!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life."

Events in the Seanchai Library this week - all stories told in open voice, all times SLT:

Sunday, March 4 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m. - The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (part 5) with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. - The Rules of Civility, a novel (part 3) with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. - The Bad and the Goofy (Time Warp #3) with Faerie Maven

Thursday, March 8 at 7 p.m. - The Banshees Comb (part 2) with Shandon Loring

Sunday, March 11 at 2 p.m. - Tea Time with Jane Austen and Caledonia Skytower


And join us at this 'off campus' event too!

Saturday, March 10 from 10 a.m. 'til 5 p.m. - StoryFest at Here There Be Pictsies!

Sunday, March 11 at noon - Irish Stories at Mango in Fruit Islands, followed by an Irish dance party with DJ Derry

Sunday, March 11 at 6 p.m. - Leprechaun Adventures with Caledonia Skytower at MagicLand

All stories in voice and take place in Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. In February we will be collecting for the charity Habitat for Humanity. 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.