TUESDAY, October 1st at 7:00PM: PESKY POOKA NIGHT!

It's another night in County Wicklow with one more essay by A YEAR IN TULFARRIS author Caitilin Walsh, Caledonia's own THE SHADOW BY THE GATE, and perhaps another pooka adventure.

Caledonia live in voice and streamed on the web.

MORE SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORIES

Gyro is back with more from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction and emerges with more jewels to share.

THIS WEEK:
"Hemeac" ~ School is scary but if you don't fail any exams, maybe someday you'll be almost as good as a real robot. From "The World's Best Science Fiction of 1969"

Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY, September 29th at 6:00PM: MAGICLAND STORYTIME

THE MAGIC BEDKNOB Concludes.

Mary Norton, author of  THE BORROWERS series, takes us on a magical trip to the English countryside village of Much Frensham in Bedfordshire to meet Miss Price, Apprentice Witch.  Into Miss Price's life enters something totally unexpected - three inquisitive children.  That's when the magic really starts!

Caledonia continues the story as Miss Price and the children take the bed on an adventure to an uninhabited island, or IS it uninhabited?

Live, in voice.

SUNDAY, September 29th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on Baker Street

Corwyn cracks open yet another case from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!  Grabba a cuppa and join him at the fireside for another thrilling adventure.  THIS WEEK (Really): "The Adventure of the Six Napoleons."

Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard brings Holmes a seemingly trivial problem about a man who shatters plaster busts of Napoleon. One was shattered in Morse Hudson’s shop, and two others, sold by Hudson to a Dr. Barnicot, were smashed after the doctor’s house and branch office had been burgled. Nothing else was taken. In the former case, the bust was taken outside before being broken. Holmes knows that Lestrade’s theory about a Napoleon-hating lunatic must be wrong. The busts in question all came from the same mould. Why is he breaking them?

Presented 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,  September 29th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Corwyn Allen

Monday, September 30th at 7 p.m. - Sci-Fi Shorts: "Hemeac" with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, October 1st at 7 p.m. - Pesky Pooka Night!  with  Caledonia Skytower 

Wednesday, October 2nd at 7 p.m. -  Celtic Tales for Fall  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, October 3rd at 7 p.m. -  1001 Terror Tales -  with Shandon Loring


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday, September 29th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: More from "The Magic Bedknob" 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 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.

THURSDAY September 26th at 7pm: THE BIRDS by Daphne du Maurier

THE BIRDS
[The basis for Hitchcocks film of the same name]
A great way to start the fall, and the haunting, season!
It is the story of a farmhand, his family, and his community that are attacked by flocks of seabirds in kamikaze missions. The story is set in du Maurier's native Cornwall shortly after the end of World War II.

ISBN-13: 978-0884115434

WEDNESDAY, September 25th at 7PM: A YEAR IN TULFARRIS Concludes

"What would you think of moving to Ireland for a year?" 

And so began the adventure, chronicled by his photographs and her written musings, as they explore monuments and meet people (and animals) who will leave an indelible mark on them and their children forever.  While prepared for an adventure, they didn't know they would fall in love. Which makes coming "home" that much more bittersweet.

Tonight: Summer on the Emerald Isle and "falling" towards home.

The essays of Caitlin Walsh, read by Caledonia Skytower live in voice, with the photography of Alfred Hellstern.

TUESDAY, September 24th at 7PM: THE WORDS AND WIT OF DAVID RAKOFF

The late David Rakoff died in August a year ago of cancer.  He was a Canadian-born writer based in New York City who was noted for his humorous, sometimes autobiographical non-fiction essays. Rakoff was an essayist, journalist, and actor, and a regular contributor to WBEZ's This American Life. Rakoff described himself as a "New York writer" who also happened to be a "Canadian writer", a "mega Jewish writer", a "gay writer" and an "East Asian Studies major who has forgotten most of his Japanese" writer.

Crap Mariner returns to his "Rakoff Files" to share more essays of wit, humor, and thought-provoking inspiration.  Live in Voice.

MONDAY, September 23rd at 7PM: More SCIENCE FICTION SHORTS!

Gyro is back with more from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction and emerges with more jewels to share.

THIS WEEK:
"Hemeac" ~ School is scary but if you don't fail any exams, maybe someday you'll be almost as good as a real robot. From "The World's Best Science Fiction of 1969"

"Dance of the Changer and the Three"
~ The natives are bundles of electromagnetic energy that communicate with pulses of light.  They are friendly, erratic and deadly, all on a whim.  It was your job to understand them.  This is your report.. From "The World's Best Science Fiction of 1969"

Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY, September 22nd @ 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn and Caledonia crack open yet another case from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!  Grabba a cuppa and join them at the fireside for another thrilling adventure.  THIS WEEK (Really): "The Adventure of Charles Augustus Milverton."

Holmes is hired by the d├ębutante Lady Eva Blackwell to retrieve compromising letters from a blackmailer: Milverton, who causes Holmes more revulsion than any of the 50-odd murderers in his career. Milverton is "the king of blackmailers" and he makes his living out of blackmail. He demands £7,000 (about $700,000 in 2010) for the letters, which would cause a scandal that would end Lady Eva's marriage engagement. Holmes offers £2,000, all Lady Eva can pay, but Milverton insists on £7,000. It is worth £2,000 to him to make an example of Lady Eva. Holmes resolves to recover the letters by whatever means necessary, as Milverton has placed himself outside the bounds of morality.

Presented 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,  September 22nd at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower & Corwyn Allen

Monday, September 23rd at 7 p.m. - Sci-Fi Shorts: "Hemeac" and "Dance of the Changer and the Three" with Gyro Muggins


Tuesday, September 24th at 7 p.m. - The Words and Wit of David Rakoff with Derry McMahon & Caledonia Skytower 

Wednesday, September 25th at 7 p.m. -  A Year in Tulfarris ~ Part 3 with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, September 26th at 7 p.m. -  Get "Yer Spook On! -  with Shandon Loring


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday, September 29th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: More from "The Magic Bedknob" 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 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.

DONATION TO LITTLE KIDS ROCK!

Thanks to everyone who joined us in supporting this great charity in July and August!  $65 U.S. sent to help make music an active part of children's lives - educating, enriching, and inspiring!

THURSDAY, September 19th at 7PM: TALK LIKE A PIRATE DAY!: The Women Pirates

In honor of Talk Like A Pirate Day, Caledonia and Shandon will present piratical tales of seven women pirates: RACHEL WALL, CHING SHIH, ANNE DIEU-LE-VENT, ANNE BONNY and MARY READ, LOI CHAI-SAN, CHARLOTTE BADGER, GRACE O'MALLEY
Do join us! And bring your parrot.

For Fun and the "Official" Talk Like A Pirate Day Sing along Video, Click Here!

Presented Live in Voice

WEDNESDAY, September 18th @ 7PM: More from A YEAR IN TULFARRIS

Cale returns with more from the Tulfarris essays of an American family and their year in Ireland.  It all started so simply with the question,  "What would you think of moving to Ireland for a year?"

"And so began the adventure, chronicled by his photographs and her written musings, as they explore monuments and meet people (and animals) who will leave an indelible mark on them and their children forever.  But be warned: while prepared for an adventure, they didn't know they would fall in love. Which makes coming 'home' that much more bittersweet."

The essays of Caitlin Walsh, read by Caledonia Skytower live, with the photography of Alfred Hellstern.

TUESDAY, September 17th @ 7PM: A DRABBLE DUET!

Derry and Cale get together to share a dribble of their drabble (100 Word Stories) inspired by photo images and other creative prompts.  Come along and share a refreshing beverage, some cheese, chocolate, and other forgotten food groups.

Live in voice.

MONDAY, Setpember 16th @7PM: More SCIENCE FICTION SHORTS!

Gyro is back with more from his amazing library of classic Science Fiction and emerges with more jewels to share.

THIS WEEK:

"Wait It Out" ~ Marooned on Pluto a doomed astronaut learns that the quick way out may be the slowest one of all. From "Tales of Known Space"

"The Twonky"
~ It's 1937 and Kerry Westerfield's new television set is working very very strangely. From "Adventures in Time and Space"

Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY, September 15th @6PM: MAGICLAND STORYTIME

Mary Norton, author of THE BORROWERS series, takes us on a magical trip to the English countryside village of Much Frensham in Bedfordshire to meet Miss Price, Apprentice Witch.  Into Miss Price's life enters something totally unexpected - three inquisitive children.  That's when the magic really starts!

Caledonia Skytower Live, in voice.

SUNDAY, September 14th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn and Caledonia crack open yet another case from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!  Grabba a cuppa and join them at the fireside for another thrilling adventure.  THIS WEEK (Really): "The Adventure of Black Peter."

Forest Row in the Weald is the scene of a gruesome harpoon murder, and a young police inspector, Stanley Hopkins, asks Holmes, whom he admires, for help. Holmes has already determined that it would take a great deal of strength and skill to run a man through with a harpoon and embed it in the wall behind him.

Presented 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,  September 15th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower & Corwyn Allen

Monday, September 16th at 7 p.m. - Sci-Fi Shorts: "Wait It Out" and "Twonky" with Gyro Muggins


Tuesday, September 17th at 7 p.m. - Drabble Duet with Derry McMahon & Caledonia Skytower 

Wednesday, September 18th at 7 p.m. -  A Year in Tulfarris with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, September 19th at 7 p.m. -  PIRATES!!! -  with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower


And Join Us for these Outreach events:

Sunday, September 15th at 6 p.m. - MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  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 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.

THURSDAY, September 12th at 7pm: LEGACY LOST

Image from Elemental Awakening
Grom is a mer-prince, pledged to marry the mermaid princess of an opposing kingdom in an effort to unite the lands under the waters. He dreads this arrangement until meets the princess Nalia – both beautiful and smart, she’s everything he ever wanted. But just when their connection grows deeper, tragedy strikes.

From the world of The Syrena Legacy by Anna Banks

Shandon Loring, Live in Voice.

TUESDAY, September 10th @ 7PM: SCI-Fi SHORTS - Take 2!

Now that the LLabs Voice Servers seem to be back up, Gyro again digs deep into his amazing library of classic Science Fiction and emerges with more jewels to share.

THIS WEEK:

"Kindness" ~  In a world of intuitive geniuses Danny, with an IQ not even 200 can't even understand kid's comic books.  With a little kindness, he'll have a chance for a life of self respect.  From "The Last Man on Earth."

"Second Class Citizen" ~ No matter how hard he tries Pete, a dolphin, is no more than a second class citizen in a world of humans.  One day, the tables get turned.

Presented Live in Voice.

MONDAY, September 9th at 7:00pm: A YEAR IN TULFARRIS ~ Part 1

What if your spouse walked in and said, "My boss was wondering if I'd be up for working in Dublin for a year. What would you think of moving to Ireland for a year?"

So began the adventure, chronicled by his photographs and her written musings, as they explore monuments and meet people (and animals) who will leave an indelible mark on them and their children forever.  But be warned: while prepared for an adventure, they didn't know they would fall in love. Which makes coming "home" that much more bittersweet.

The essays of Caitilin Walsh, read by Caledonia Skytower live in voice, with the photography of Alfred Hellstern.

Sunday, September 8th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn and Caledonia crack open yet another case from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!  Grabba a cuppa and join them at the fireside for another thrilling adventure.  THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of Black Peter."

Forest Row in the Weald is the scene of a gruesome harpoon murder, and a young police inspector, Stanley Hopkins, asks Holmes, whom he admires, for help. Holmes has already determined that it would take a great deal of strength and skill to run a man through with a harpoon and embed it in the wall behind him.
Presented 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,  September 8th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street with Caledonia Skytower & Corwyn Allen

Monday, September 9th at 7 p.m. - A Year in Tulfarris with Caledonia Skytower  

Tuesday, September 10th at 7 p.m. - Sci-Fi Shorts: "Kindness" and "Second Class Citizen" with Gyro Muggins


Wednesday, September 11th at 7 p.m. -  TBA

Thursday, September 12th at 7 p.m. -  More Adventures and Legends -   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.

THURSDAY September 5th at 7pm: THE WITCH OF DUVA

THE WITCH OF DUVA
There was a time when the woods near Duva ate girls. It's been many years since any child was taken. But still, on nights like these, when the wind comes cold from Tsibeya, mothers hold their daughters tight and warn them not to stray too far from home. 

A Classic Faery Tale
from Fierce Reads
  • ASIN: B0085UCSZC

WEDNESDAY, September 4th at 7pm: THE RANDOM JOY OF POETRY

With the passing last week of noted poet Irish  Seamus Heaney, will enjoy more poetry from around the world plus some of Mr. Heaney's much beloved work.  We'll use the Poetry Foundations Poetry Out Loud Online Anthology again.

Join the celebration of words!  Presented live in voice.

TUESDAY, September 3rd at 7:00PM: SCIENCE FICTION Short Stories with Gyro!

Gyro digs deep into his amazing library of classic Science Fiction and emerges with more jewels to share.

THIS WEEK:

"Kindness" ~  In a world of intuitive geniuses Danny, with an IQ not even 200 can't even understand kid's comic books.  With a little kindness, he'll have a chance for a life of self respect.  From "The Last Man on Earth."

"Second Class Citizen" ~ No matter how hard he tries Pete, a dolphin, is no more than a second class citizen in a world of humans.  One day, the tables get turned.

Presented Live in Voice.

MONDAY, September 2nd @ 7:00pm: Rudyard Kipling's JUST SO STORIES

The Just So Stories are a collection written by the British author Rudyard Kipling. Highly fantasized 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.

These stories were so much fun recently at Magicland Park, that  Cale will share more of them tonight on the Seanchai Story Floor.

Presented Live in Voice.

SUNDAY, September 1st at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn and Caledonia crack open yet another case from THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES!  Grabba a cuppa and join them at the fireside for another thrilling adventure.  THIS WEEK: "The Adventure of the Priory School."

Holmes receives a visit from Dr. Thorneycroft Huxtable, the founder and principal of a preparatory school called Priory School in Northern England. He beseeches Holmes to come back to Mackleton with him to look into the kidnapping of one of his pupils
The boy's father, the Duke of Holdernesse, has offered a reward of £5000 to anyone who can tell him where his son, the ten-year-old Lord Saltire, is, and a further £1000 to anyone who can tell him who his kidnappers are.

Presented Live in Voice.