Tuesday, April 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 30th at 7PM: FLORA & ULYSSES Begins!

Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal

It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is the just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart.

The adventure begins with Caledonia tonight, live in voice.

Check out the offical Flora and Ulysses Book Trailer

Monday, April 28, 2014

TUESDAY, April 29th at 7PM: More form THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER ~ The Path

When we think of honor and integrity, we don't usually apply it to wandering Storytellers.  But that is just what we discovered in Moon last week: a heart and a soul enriched by his stories.

Aoife Niphredil continues the epic journey to share: full of lore, mysticism, and a bit of adventure!  An enchanting tale of the travels of a Raven and Moon the Storyteller, both of whom are immortal, and of the people and events they meet on their journey. Stories told are set within the book as their journey unfolds. In the tradition of fables and stories within a story. Set in an early but timeless British landscape.

Presented live in voice

Sunday, April 27, 2014

MONDAY, April 28th at 7PM: STRANGER THAN USUAL - "Shipping Clerk" and "The Available Data on the Worp Reaction"


“Shipping Clerk”
by William Morrison


A born loser develops an insatiable appetite, but no matter how much he eats he is still famished.  Even stranger, he doesn’t gain an ounce.

-and-

“Uncle Fremis”


STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, April 26, 2014

SUNDAY, April 27th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Kayden, Corwyn, and Cale start a four part series of the second novel of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's featuring the great Holmesian adventures, published in 1890: THE SIGN OF FOUR. Written right after "A Study In Scarlet," which introduced Holmes, the author went on to publish 56 short stories and 4 novels of Holmesian adventures.

The story is set in 1888. The Sign of the Four has a complex plot involving service in East India Company, India, the Indian Rebellion of 1857, a stolen treasure, and a secret pact among four convicts ("the Four" of the title) and two corrupt prison guards. It presents the detective's drug habit and humanizes him in a way that had not been done in the preceding novel A Study in Scarlet (1887). It also introduces Doctor Watson's future wife, Mary Morstan.

Presented live in voice.

Friday, April 25, 2014

THANK YOU from The Xerces Society

We received a lovely thank  you letter this week from Portland's Xerces Society for the donations passed along to them from January and February story sessions, including the exciting conclusion of The Beekeeper's Apprentice by Laurie R. King, which seemed appropriate.


Check out the Charitable Donations that Seanchai family, friends, and guests have been contributing by Clicking Here.  Virtual activity with real world impact!

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!


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

Sunday, April 27th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "The Sign of Four" begins with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.(Part 1 of 4)

Monday, April 28th at 7 pm -  STRANGER THAN USUAL (Science Fiction) "Shipping Clerk" & "The Available Data on the Worp Reaction"  with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, April 29th at 7 pm - THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER with Aoife Niphrendil

Wednesday, April 30th at  7 pm  FLORA AND ULYSSES (this year's Newbery Winner)  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, May 1st at:  
  • 4 pm -   STORIES FROM THE OZLAND GALLERY with Llola Lane
  • 7 pm  -  RHONABWY'S DREAM (from the Mabonogion) with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm -   SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
Friday, May 2nd beginning at 6:30pm - Our Inaugural Story Session in Kitely Click Here for more info
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Join us for this outreach session:
Sunday, April 27th at 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "Spring into Spring" with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park


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 featured charity

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, April 24, 2014

THURSDAY, April 24th at 7PM: GOIN' CRUISIN' AT THE VINYL CAFE

Time to return to the characters from Stuart McLean's "The Vinyl Cafe". Stuart McLean is a best-selling author, award-winning journalist and humorist, and radio host.

Stuart's nine "Vinyl Cafe" books have all been Canadian bestsellers and have sold more than one million copies since "Stories from the Vinyl Cafe" was published in 1995. "Vinyl Cafe Diaries" was awarded the Canadian Authors' Association Jubilee Award in 2004 and Stuart is also a three-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for "Home from the Vinyl Cafe", "Vinyl Cafe Unplugged" and "Secrets from the Vinyl Cafe."

Tonight, we visit once more with Dave and Marley.  We haven't heard stories about them in a long time, so let's play catch-up and find out how they enjoyed their cruise.  Stories read in voice by Bear Silvershade and Derry McMahon.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

THURSDAY, April 24th at 4PM: More from THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER

Freda Frostbite (aka author Stephanie Mesler) shares more from her current work in progress. "Escape from Pig Hill" (THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER) - the first in a trilogy: a story of a young man coming of age in spite of any number of conventions that might hem him in or define him by any other means but his own sense of himself. The author will openly invite your feedback through notecard responses, so you can contribute to her process.

Click Here to check out her website!

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 23rd at 7PM: TIR NA N'OG Concludes!

We've come a long way from the moment when we met Casey at her centennial celebration, and things are happening fast now that the land of eternal twilight has a name: Tir Na N'Og.  What will happen between Casey and the remarkable Bard of the Scots/Gaels/Iberians?  Whatever happens, they are happening fast as Marni L.B. Troop's Celtic Saga reaches its conclusion.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Monday, April 21, 2014

TUESDAY, April 22nd at 7PM: THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER Continues!

It is so great to have Aoife back with us sharing this marvelous journey to share: full of lore, mysticism, and adventure. And the author might even be along as well!

An enchanting tale of the travels of a Raven and Moon the Storyteller, both of whom are immortal, and of the people and events they meet on their journey. Stories told are set within the book as their journey unfolds. In the tradition of fables and stories within a story. Set in an early but timeless British landscape.

The journey continues, presented live in voice

Sunday, April 20, 2014

MONDAY, April 21st at 7PM: STRANGER THAN USUAL - "No Life of Their Own" part two


“No Life of Their Own”
part 2 of 2

by Clifford D. Simak
In a small country town there are beings that will give you good luck if they like you.
If not ...

STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, April 19, 2014

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!


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

Monday, April 21st at 7 pm -  STRANGER THAN USUAL Continues  with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, April 22nd at 7 pm - THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER Continues with Aoife Niphrendil

Wednesday, April 23rd at  7 pm  TIR NA N'OG Concludes  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, April 24th at:  
  • 4 pm -   THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 pm  -  GOIN' CRUISIN' AT THE VINYL CAFE with Bear Silvershade and Derry McMahon
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Join us for this outreach session:
Sunday, April 27th at 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "Spring into Spring" with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park


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 featured charity. Our featured charity for March - April is Project Children: building true and lasting peace in Northern Ireland one child at a time.  Learn more about them at www.projectchildren.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, April 17, 2014

THURSDAY April 17th at 7pm: HOW CULHWCH WON OLWEN (from the 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

Don't Forget!  Late Nigth at 9pm with FinnyZ!  TONIGHT: Utriusque of Cosmi by Robert Charles Wilson

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

THURSDAY, April 17th at 4PM: FIRST NATION TALES Are Back!

Dubhna and Cale are back at the Seanchai Fireside with more First Nation and First People tales: creation stories, stales of mischief, adventure and discovery.  Gather round the fireside in the Library's lower level, pour yourself a cuppa, and enjoy!

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 16th at 7PM: TIR NA N'OG Continues!

Caledonia continues Marni L. B. Troop's  first journal of her TIR NA N'OG Saga.

With the battle over, a  new High King and a great change come over Casey's people, strange things have begun to occur: horses that talk, trees that wave to you in greeting, the birth of selkies.  But that it just the very beginning.  This week Casey meets hobgoblins (a name they invented themselves) and more strangeness than she ever though possible.  Her skin glows, and the powers of the twilight world are just beginning to reveal themselves as Tir Na N'og becomes a reality.

A story inspired by mythological ancient Irish lore of the Book of Invasions. Presented live in voice.

Monday, April 14, 2014

TUESDAY, April 15th at 7PM: THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER - The Path

Aoife returns to the story floor with an epic journey to share: full of lore, mysticism, and a bit of adventure!

An enchanting tale of the travels of a Raven and Moon the Storyteller, both of whom are immortal, and of the people and events they meet on their journey. Stories told are set within the book as their journey unfolds. In the tradition of fables and stories within a story. Set in an early but timeless British landscape.

Presented live in voice

Sunday, April 13, 2014

MONDAY, April 14th at 7PM: STRANGER THAN USUAL - "No Life of Their Own"


“No Life of Their Own”
part 1 of 2

by Clifford D. Simak
In a small country town there are beings that will give you good luck if they like you.
If not ...

STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, April 12, 2014

SUNDAY, April 13th at 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale reach back to the very first Sherlock Holmes short story collection to present a perpetual favorite from THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES: "A Scandal in Bohemia."

Holmes is confronted by a German Royal needing help regarding an indiscretion and the photograph that proves it.  In this, one of the first adventures in the first collection of Sherlock Ho,mes stories published by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Holmes comes up against the woman he will forever refer to after as "The Woman."

Presented live in voice, downstairs in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

Friday, April 11, 2014

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Library

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!


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

Sunday, April 13th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "A Scandal in Bohemia" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.

Monday, April 14th at 7 pm -  MORE SCI-FI ADVENTURES  with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, April 15th at 7 pm - THE RAVEN AND THE STORYTELLER with Aoife Niphrendil

Wednesday, April 16th at  7 pm  TIR NA N'OG Continues  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, April 17th at:  
  • 4 pm -   FIRST NATION TALES with Dubhna Rhiadra and Caledonia Skytower
  • 7 pm  -  HOW CULHWCH WON OLWEN (from the Mabonogion) with Shandon Loring
  • 9 pm -   SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
_________________________________
Join us for this outreach session:
Sunday, April 13th at 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME -  "Spring into Spring" with Caledonia Skytower at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park


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 featured charity. Our featured charity for March - April is Project Children: building true and lasting peace in Northern Ireland one child at a time.  Learn more about them at www.projectchildren.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, April 10, 2014

THURSDAY April 10th at 7pm: GERAINT SON OF ERBIN pt2 (from the 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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

THURSDAY, April 10th at 4PM: More from THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER

Freda Frostbite (aka author Stephanie Mesler) is back wit her current work in progress. "Escape from Pig Hill" (THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER) - the first in a trilogy: a story of a young man coming of age in spite of any number of conventions that might hem him in or define him by any other means but his own sense of himself. The author will openly invite your feedback through notecard responses, so you can contribute to her process.

Presented live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, April 9th at 7PM: More from TIR NA N'OG

Caledonia continues Marni L. B. Troop's  first journal of her TIR NA N'OG Saga.

As the queens return to Ailech, accompanied by Amergin of the Iberians, what thoughts and plots will come from the three-in-one? A story inspired by the mythological ancient Irish lore of the Book of Invasions.

From timelessmyths.com . . .

"The people of Ireland in medieval times had never believed that the Gaelic speaking people were native of their land. They had believed that the Ireland was invaded and settled by successive Celtic tribes over different periods. Their history is based largely upon the pseudo-historical Lebor Gabala, translated into English as the "Book of Invasions", and Cath Maige Tuired, or the "Second Battle of Maige Tuired".

"The Book of Invasions form the major part of the Mythological Cycle. The Book of Invasions was supposed to contain the (fictional) history of Ireland. The cycle was written in the book titled Leabhar Gabhála or Lebor Gabala Erren - the "Book of Conquests" or the "Book of Invasions of Ireland". It was the stories of successive invasions and settlement of the Celtic people on Ireland. Five or six different people settled on the Isle."

Monday, April 7, 2014

TUESDAY, April 8th at 7:30PM: THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND ... Concludes

Faerie Maven-Pralou concludes Catherynne M. Valente's adventure this week, live in voice.

“[Fairyland creates] a world as bizarre and enchanting as any Wonderland or Oz and a heroine as curious, resourceful and brave as any Alice or Dorothy. Complex, rich and memorable.” -- Kirkus, Starred Review

“A glorious balancing act between modernism and the Victorian Fairy Tale, done with heart and wisdom."  —Neil Gaiman, Newbery Award-winning author of The Graveyard Book

Sunday, April 6, 2014

MONDAY, April 7th at 7PM: FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW - "SKitty"


When humans interact with aliens, who are actually alien, we run into the fact that we're as weird to them as they are to us. This can cause the most remarkable misunderstandings....

TONIGHT the final adventure of:

“SKitty”
by Mercedes Lackey
The Captain thought that their ship's cat would be an asset at the trade negations, so he ordered Dick to bring her with them. Dick had warned her repeatedly not to hunt on this planet, but what cat ever does what a human tells her to?

STORIES PRESENTED LIVE IN VOICE

Saturday, April 5, 2014

SUNDAY, April 6th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Corwyn, Kayden, and Cale conclude Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Holmesian short story collection titled "HIS LAST BOW: Some Reminiscences of Sherlock Holmes."  TODAY: the finale - "His Last Bow - An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes."

On the eve of the First World War, Von Bork, a German agent, is getting ready to leave England with his vast collection of intelligence, gathered over a four-year period. His wife and household have already left Harwich for Flushing in the Netherlands, leaving only him and his elderly housekeeper. Von Bork's diplomat friend, Baron von Herling, is impressed by his collection of vital Britidh military secrets, and tells Von Bork that he will be received in Berlin as a hero. Von Bork indicates that he is waiting for one last transaction with his Irish-American informant, Altamont, who will arrive shortly with a rich treasure: naval signals. Will there be anyone to stop him?

Presented live in voice, downstairs in the Seanchai Fireside Room.

Friday, April 4, 2014

THIS WEEK AND MORE at Seanchai Library

In addition to announcing the line up for next week, we have a some other great announcements!

We are on facebook now!  You can keep current on stories, our emerging presence in Kitely, be an active part of the conversation, and share the Seanchai experience with your friends!  Click Here to check it out!


Those of you who were fortunate enough to hear Faerie's tribute to Seanchai at the Birthday Celebration were, of course, moved by the power and honesty of her words.  Faerie has agreed to let us publish the text here on our site, and it has its own page!

Those folks who think that virtual worlds are just about internet porn and gaming need to read this!  Virtual worlds are also a tool/platform for self-expression and self-discovery. They don't replace living and breathing in the "real world" but they can and DO have positive effects on people's lives. Click on the Happy Birthday Seanchai! tab to read her story.  Thank you so much for the honor, dearest Faerie!


We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!


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

Sunday, April 6th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street -  "His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes" with Caledonia Skytower, Corwyn Allen, and Kayden Oconnell.

Monday, April 7th at 7 pm -  FROM AN ALIEN POINT OF VIEW: "SKitty" Concludes with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, April 8th at 7 pm - THE GIRL WHO CIRCUMNAVIGATED FAIRYLAND IN A SHIP OF HER OWN MAKING  Concludes with Faery Maven Pralou

Wednesday, April 9th at  7 pm  TIR NA N'OG Continues  with Caledonia Skytower

Thursday, April 9th at:  
  • 4 pm -   THE BALLAD OF DONNY GRAINGER with Freda Frostbite
  • 7 pm  -  GERAINT, SON OF ERBIN, Pt 2 (from the Mabonogion) with Shandon Loring
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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 featured charity. Our featured charity for March - April is Project Children: building true and lasting peace in Northern Ireland one child at a time.  Learn more about them at www.projectchildren.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, April 3, 2014

THURSDAY April 3rd at 7pm: GERAINT SON OF ERBIN pt1 (from the 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

TONIGHT at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT!  Finn Z with "10x16x1" by author James Patrick Kelly.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

THURSDAY, APRIL 3rd at 4PM: More Stories from OZLAND PICTURES

March Ozland Featured artist Van Caerndow
Inspired by a monthly featured work of art, the OZLAND PICTURES have been creating original stories inspired by these works in a weekly SL event for the last four years. Come along as Llola Lane and other Ozland denizens share their art-inspired stories at Seanchai Library's fireside.  Maybe YOU want to be involved?  Come and find out!

http://ozlandbard.blogspot.com/

Presented live in voice.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

WEDNESDAY, April 2nd at 7PM: TIR NA N'OG Continues!

Will nine waves keep the invaders away from their island?  And will the dire consequences foretold by Morrigan come to pass as horribly and irrevocably as Bava and the Elders fear?

In this first journal of the TIR NA N'OG saga, Casey comes of age as Iberian invaders force the Faeries to choose between leaving their beloved island forever or vanishing beneath its hills. Caledonia Skytower reads the book by author Marni L.B. Troop, live in voice.