Saturday, August 31, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Sunday,  September 1st at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower & Corwyn Allen

Monday, September 2nd at 7 p.m. - Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories with Caledonia Skytower  

Tuesday, September 3rd at 7 p.m. - Sci-Fi Shorts: "Kindness" and "Second Class Citizen" with Gyro Muggins


Wednesday, September 4th at 7 p.m. -  It's A Surprise! with Caledonia Skytower


Thursday, September 5th at 7 p.m. -  More Adventures from the Mabinogion -   with Shandon Loring



All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our September - October featured charity, Water for People (www.waterforpeople.org)  Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

THURSDAY, August 29th at 7:00pm: WHEN HARLIE WAS ONE

Shandon's RL home is still inundated with smoke from the wildfires in his region and, breathing being an essential to storytelling, is having to reschedule yet another week. 

But our dear Gyro is kicking in with a great Sci-Fi story.  Part of a larger work that stands alone ...“When Harlie Was One” by David Gerrold:  H.A.R.L.I.E. an experimental A.I. program is now one year old.  The story begins with him asking his human mentor, “What will I be when I grow up?”

Presented Live in Voice.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY, August 28th at 7:00pm: VACATIONLAND Wraps Up!

Tonight we take our last trip to Naledi Lodge, and the holiday doings around Hatchet Lake. As the summer winds down, so we wind down our trip through the memoried past of summers that once were, and the lives that were affected forever.

"Vacationland is a moving portrait of a place—at once timeless and of the moment, composed of conflicting dreams and shared experience—and of the woman bound to it by legacy and sometimes longing, but not necessarily by choice."


Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Monday, August 26, 2013

TUESDAY, August 27th at 7:00pm: TIME FOR GIRL TALK!

Our Derry is back on the story floor!  Join her for some great chick lit!  It's been ages since we have seen what Lisa Scottoline and her daughter have been up to; and caught up with Connie Schultz.  Pour a martini, grab a cupcake and settle on down for some fun stories.

Live in Voice!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

MONDAY, August 26th at 7:00pm: THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE!

Holmes and Russell are in pursuit of the kidnappers of American Senator Simpson's daughter, Jessica.  Though her parents are understandably a mess, the clues along the trail show that young Jessica has her wits about her, and is doing all she can to leave a trail to be followed by her rescuers.  Will they find her in time?

Caledonia continues with this delightful celebration of the Holmesian detective story by author Laurie R. King. While she will not get through the entire book, she will conclude this adventure and we shall return to more adventures later in the year.

Live in voice.

SUNDAY, August 25th at 6:00pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - "Just So Stories"

Cale returns to Magicland with a horse of a different color.  Or is it "How the Leopard got its Spots"?  Or "How the Elephant got his Trunk"?  What if it was a "she"?

The Just So Stories are a collection written by the British author Rudyard Kipling. Highly fantasised origin stories, especially for differences among animals, they are among Kipling's best known works.

The Just So Stories typically have the theme of a particular animal being modified from an original form to its current form by the acts of man, or some magical being. For example, the Whale has a tiny throat because he swallowed a mariner, who tied a raft inside to block the whale from swallowing other men. The Camel has a hump given to him by a djinn as punishment for the camel's refusing to work (the hump allows the camel to work longer between times of eating). The Leopard's spots were painted by an Ethiopian (after the Ethiopian painted himself black). The Kangaroo gets its powerful hind legs, long tail, and hopping gait after being chased all day by a dingo, sent by a minor god responding to the Kangaroo's request to be made different from all other animals.

Presented Live in Voice.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

SUNDAY, August 25th beginning at Noon:BARD IN THE VIRTUAL BEACH!

It's not a Seanchai event, but you'll see a lot of your Seanchai friends there!

Stories unlimited! presents the 3rd Annual Virtual Festival Celebrating Shakespeare!  Scenes, Sonnets, and other Shakespeare inspired performances all in an outdoor setting on scenic Nowhereville Beach.
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/75/177/22

Two hours of diverse virtual performances coming from all over the world!   It's like your local "Shakespeare in the Park" without the bugs!

Presented Live in Voice.

Friday, August 23, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Sunday,  August 25th at Noon - BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH  - A Celebration of Shakespeare.  Not strictly speaking a Seanchai Event, but you'll see a lot of your Seanchai friends there!
http://slurl.com/secondlife/Nowhereville/75/177/22

Monday, August 26th at 7 p.m. - More from The Beekeeper's Apprentice ~  with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 27th at 7 p.m. - Time for Girl Talk - with Derry McMahon

Wednesday, August 28th at 7 p.m. -  Vacationland Concludes with Kayden and Caledonia

Thursday, August 29th at 7 p.m. -  Peredur, Son of Efrog, Part 1 from the Mabinogion -   with Shandon Loring



And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday,  August 25th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories with Caledonia Skytower


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.org)   Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WEDNESDAY, August 21st at 7pm: More from VACATIONLAND!

Sarah Stonich, whose work has been described as “unexpected and moving” by the Chicago Tribune and “a well-paced feast” by the Los Angeles Times, weaves these tales of love and loss, heartbreak and redemption into a rich novel of interconnected and disjointed lives. Vacationland is a moving portrait of a place—at once timeless and of the moment, composed of conflicting dreams and shared experience—and of the woman bound to it by legacy and sometimes longing, but not necessarily by choice.

Kayden and Caledonia continue the story, Live in Voice

Monday, August 19, 2013

TUESDAY, August 20th at 7pm: A TRIO OF MY FATHER'S TALES - Finally!

Cale finally has published the collection she has been working on all summer.  Come and enjoy "Flying Down to Couer D'Alene" once more, and  hear "The Skunk War" in its entirety.

In Flying Down to Couer D'Alene, and The Skunk War the scene is the west coast and life stateside in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  In these two individual tales, the rigor of Army life meets the ebb and flow of different men from all over the country, different concepts of authority, and what it really takes to be a leader.

Presented live in voice.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

MONDAY, August 19th at 7:00pm: THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE Continues

Holmes and Russell are in disguise as gypsies!  Will they find the Senator's missing daughter and catch the clever and devious malefactor who has kidnapped her? This week, we continue as the young apprentice moves into her own as a partner in detection in the Great Detective in "A Vagrant Gypsies Life."


Caledonia continues with this delightful celebration of the Holmesian detective story by author Laurie R. King.

Live in voice.

SUNDAY, August 18th at 6PM: MAGICLAND STORYTIME

TONIGHT: The Conclusion of E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" ... Wilbur and Charlotte are at the Fair, and the final moments of cementing Wilbur's future are at hand.  What will happen?

Come enjoy the emotional and touching conclusion of this beloved tale from a classic author!  Caledonia Skytower, Live in voice.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

SUNDAY, August 18th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street

THIS WEEK:  "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

Holmes is contacted by Miss Violet Smith of Farnham, Surrey about an unusual turn in her and her mother’s lives. Violet’s father has recently died, and left his wife and daughter rather poor. However, a notice appeared in the newspaper not much later inquiring as to their whereabouts. Answering it, they met Mr. Carruthers and Mr. Woodley, the former a pleasant enough man, but the latter a churl and a bully. They had come from South Africa, where they had known Violet’s uncle Ralph Smith, who had now also died in poverty and apparently wanted to see that his relatives were provided for. This struck Violet as odd, since she and her family had not heard a word from Uncle Ralph since he'd gone to South Africa 25 years ago. Carruthers and Woodley explained that before dying, Ralph had heard of his brother’s death and felt responsible for his survivors’ welfare.

Carruthers began by offering Violet a job as a live-in music teacher for his ten-year-old daughter at £100 a year, about twice the going rate. She accepted after Carruthers said that she could visit her mother on weekends. That went well until Mr. Woodley came to stay for a week. He made the most oafish, clumsiest sexual advances and boasted that if Violet married him, she would have a life of luxury. He even grabbed her and demanded a kiss, precipitating expulsion by his host, Carruthers. Violet has not seen Woodley since.
 
Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower live in voice

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Sunday,  August 11th at 1:30 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street: "The Adventure of the Solitary Cyclist" - with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, August 19th at 7 p.m. - The Beekeeper's Apprentice ~ Part 5 with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 20th at 7 p.m. - Treasure at the Heat of the Tanglewood - Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, August 21st at 7 p.m. -  More Vacationland with Kayden and Caledonia

Thursday, August 22nd at 7 p.m. -  Peredur, Son of Efrog, Part 1 from the Mabinogion -   with Shandon Loring


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday,  August 18th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  Charlotte's Web - Concludes, Caledonia Skytower


All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.org)   Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Friday, August 16, 2013

HEIFER INTERNATIONAL DONATION RECEIVED!


Another great effort by Seanchai Library Staff and Supporters.  Money off to Heifer International in support of that Llama!  All kidding aside, another great example of virtual activity with real world impact!  Thanks One and All!


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

THURSDAY August 15th at 7pm: GWYDION & PRYDERI (from the Mabinogion)

As Pryderi is governing Dyfed, Gwynedd is ruled by Math, son of Mathonwy.
Math's nephew Gilfaethwy has fallen in love with Math's beautiful foot-maiden Goewin. Gwydion, a magician, conspires to start a war so Gilfaethwy can be with her.
Gwydion steals some special pigs, a gift from the king of the Other World, from Pryderi to give them to Math. He then turns toadstools into 12 horses and 12 hounds, which he swaps for the pigs, though the following day they turn back into toadstools. The cheated Pryderi assembles his army to get his pigs back from Gwydion.
Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure.

ISBN 978-0-19-921878-3

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WEDNESDAY, August 14th at 7PM: More from THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE

Caledonia continues with this delightful celebration of the Holmesian detective story by author Laurie R. King.

This week, we find out who stole the money and the hams from the The Monk's Tun as Mary Russell solves "A Case of My Own."  Then, we move into a new section of the book with a fresh adventure, as the young apprentice moves into her own as a partner in detection with the Great Detective in "A Vagrant Gypsies Life."

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Monday, August 12, 2013

TUESDAY, August 13th at 7pm: POETRY OUT LOUD

In 2006, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation started Poetry Out Loud - a National Recitation Competition that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.  
Caledonia reads dangerously and randomly from the Poetry Out Loud Online Anthology.  Live in Voice.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

MONDAY, August 12th at 7PM: More from VACATIONLAND

"What a marvel! Stonich, as always, hits a home run with this chain of short stories or chaptered novel. With her keen observing eye that spares no one, with her air-tight sentences and her seamless introductions of the past, Stonich creates complex characters that are familiar yet surprise you." 
 ~ Kathryn Kysar on GOODREADS

"There's something so appealing about an old resort closed down for the season, or closed down forever. As we wander among the cabins and faltering foundations, past the lodge and the camp store, peering into the windows as we go, we always imagine more good times than bad. You can almost hear the ghosts of family vacations -- cook-outs, fishing trips, summer romances, and children squealing joyfully as they run through the long summer nights, well past their bedtimes."
 ~ 'Jeanette' on GOODREADS 

Kayden and Caledonia with a new installment this week, live in voice.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

SUNDAY, August 11th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!


"The Adventure of the Dancing Men", one of the 56 Sherlock Holmes short stories written by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is one of 13 stories in the cycle collected as The Return of Sherlock Holmes. Doyle ranked "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" third in his list of his twelve favorite Holmes stories. This is one of only two Sherlock Holmes short stories where Holmes' client dies after seeking his help.

Mr. Hilton Cubitt of Ridling Thorpe Manor in Norfolk visits Sherlock Holmes and gives him a piece of paper with this mysterious sequence of stick figures.  The little dancing men are at the heart of a mystery which seems to be driving his young wife Elsie to distraction.

Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower live in voice.

BARD ON THE VIRTUAL BEACH ~ August 25th

Storyfest Events will once again be holding their annual Celebration of Shakespeare with Bard on the Virtual Beach, scheduled for Sunday August 25th and Noon SLT at Nowhereville Beach.

A Call for Performers is currently open, with an August 12th deadline.

More information can be found on the StoryFest Blog site

Friday, August 9, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Sunday,  August 11th at 1:30 p.m. - Tea Time at Baker Street: "The Adventure of the Dancing Men" - with Corwyn Allen and Caledonia Skytower

Monday, August 12th at 7 p.m. - Vacationland  ~ Continues with Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 13th at 7 p.m. - Treasure At the Heart of the Tanglewood - Continues with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, August 14th at 7 p.m. -  The Beekeeper's Apprentice - Continues with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, August 15th at 7 p.m. -  Mabinogion - Part 3  with Shandon Loring



All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.org)   Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

THURSDAY, August 8th at 7PM: More from the MAGINOGION

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history. Eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. Gwydion the shape-shifter who can make a woman out of flowers; Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; the hanging of a pregnant mouse and hunting of a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure, Live in Voice.

Tonight: BRANWEN AND THE KING OF IRELAND

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

WEDNESDAY, August 7th at 7PM: More from VACTIONLAND

Kayden and Caledonia return to that lake in northernmost Minnesota, where you might find Naledi Lodge—only two cabins still standing, its pathways now trodden mostly by memories.

Sarah Stonich, whose work has been described as “unexpected and moving” by the Chicago Tribune and “a well-paced feast” by the Los Angeles Times, weaves these tales of love and loss, heartbreak and redemption into a rich novel of interconnected and disjointed lives. "Vacationland" is a moving portrait of a place—at once timeless and of the moment, composed of conflicting dreams and shared experience—and of the woman bound to it by legacy and sometimes longing, but not necessarily by choice.

Live in Voice

Monday, August 5, 2013

TUESDAY, August 6th at 7PM: TREASURE AT THE HEART OF THE TANGLEWOOD Begins!

Faerie Pralou-Maven begins a new, magical adventure from author  Meredith Ann Pierce.

First she is Brown Hannah, a drab healer living in the enchanted Tanglewood. Then, when she challenges the magician who holds her captive, she becomes Green Hannah. Next, she is Golden Hannah traveling through the land, with talking animals and birds by her side. And, finally, Russet Hannah, when she makes the long journey back to where she first grew, and learns her true story.

Live in voice.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

MONDAY, August 5th at 7PM: More from THE BEEKEEPER'S APPRENTICE

It is time for "The Great Detective" Sherlock Holmes and his unlikely apprentice, Mary Russell, to work together on their first case.

A cloud of doom hangs over the local manor house, as its master is subject to unexplained and debilitating fits of illness.  Strangely, these "fits" come upon him when the weather is fine and clear.  The lady of the house - not wanting to believe her husband is deceiving her, but wanting the truth - comes to Holmes to unravel the strange and unexplainable in "Mistress of the Hounds."

From New York Times bestselling author Laurie R. King comes the book that introduced us to the ingenious Mary Russell–Sherlock Holmes mysteries:  Under the reluctant tutelage of the Great Detective, a very modern twentieth-century woman proves a deft protégée and a fitting partner for the Victorian detective.  Caledonia live in voice.

Friday, August 2, 2013

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

WELCOME TO THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON IMAGINATION ISLAND!
"We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.

 CELEBRATING FIVE YEARS OF GREAT STORIES!

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

Monday, August 5th at 7 p.m. - The Beekeeper's Apprentice ~ Part 3 with Caledonia Skytower

Tuesday, August 6th at 7 p.m. - Treasure at the Heat of the Tanglewood - Begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Wednesday, August 7th at 7 p.m. -  More Vacationland with Kayden and Caledonia

Thursday, August 8th at 7 p.m. -  Mabinogion - Part 2  with Shandon Loring



All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island, unless otherwise noted. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  

All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to Second Life (c) Residents.  Guests are welcome to join us in donating to our July-August featured charity, Little Kids Rock (www.littlekidsrock.org)   Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

Want to get schedule information and reminders in-world? Feel free to join the Seanchai or Stories Unlimited! subscribers. They are located in the library, just run in and touch them.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

THURSDAY, August 1st at 7PM; RHIANNON from Mabinogion

Celtic mythology, Arthurian romance, and an intriguing interpretation of British history. Eleven tales that make up the Welsh medieval masterpiece known as the Mabinogion. Gwydion the shape-shifter who can make a woman out of flowers; Math the magician whose feet must lie in the lap of a virgin; the hanging of a pregnant mouse and hunting of a magical boar. Dragons, witches, and giants live alongside kings and heroes, and quests of honour, revenge, and love. The storytelling world of Medieval Wales is presented by Shandon Loring for your pleasure.

ISBN 978-0-19-921878-3