Monday, November 30, 2015

TUESDAY, December 1st at 7 pm: MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Concludes

We'll gather on the front porch one more time, and travel to Mama's world through author Bailey White.

White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in Whites own overgrown garden.
One last round of stories on the "Dangers of Southern Living."

Kayden, Trolley, and Caledonia, live in voice.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

MONDAY, November 30th at 7pm: MURDER WILL IN concludes.. plus more!

CONCLUSION OF...
“MURDER WILL IN”

And then... Bonus! Bonus!
One of the below stories will follow:

“MR. DINGLE THE STRONG”
by Rod Serling
1962

ISBN: 978-1-59393-136-0

Mr. Dingle is a milquetoast, a classic scrawny weakling who unknowingly becomes involved in social experiments by extraterrestrials.

AND


“APRON CHAINS”
by Christopher Anvil
1970

ISBN: 978-1416521426

In an alternate history Earth, radio was invented in the early 14th century.  After an early ship meets apparent disaster attempting to reach the Orient via the Atlantic Ocean, the Columbus Exploration Organization now uses radio to keep tight control over the marine explorers.




Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

SUNDAY, November 29th at 1:30pm ~ TEA TIME Celebrations with Kayden & Caledonia

by Randy Bish, editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Holiday transitions can be awkward. Especially in the United States, making the transition between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be awkward and fraught with confusion.  Is it too early for the tree?  Too late?  What is the shelf-life of left over turkey?

Kayden and Caledonia present an hour of stories to help you laugh at it all, and easy the transition from "autumnal" to "wintry."

Stories from Bailey White to Washington Irving, presented live.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Friday, November 27, 2015

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!
_____________________________________


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  






Sunday, November 29th, at 2:00 pm - TEA TIME with Kayden & Caledonia: as they share fun short stories and scenes to ease us over the holiday hump.

Monday, November 30that 7 pm   Frank Herbert's MURDER WILL concludes with Gyro Muggins, followed by Rod Serling's MR. DINGLE THE STRONG

Tuesday, December 1st, at 7 pm  Bailey White's MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Continues with Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, December 2nd, at 7 pm  We officially ring in the beginning fo the December holiday season with selections from THE OXFORD BOOK OF CHRISTMAS STORIES with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, December 3rd, at 7pm - James Allen's THE REALM OF MIDNIGHT and other Christmas tales with Shandon Loring


HERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF FUN from a Seanchai Library traditional event.  
A little rough, but fun.  Enjoy!




Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 26th at 10am: ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASSACREE

ALICE'S RESTAURANT REVISITED
The song is one of Arlo Guthrie's most prominent works, based on a true incident from his life that began on Thanksgiving Day 1965 with a citation for littering, and ended with the refusal of the U.S. Army to draft him because of his conviction for that crime. The ironic punch line of the story is that, in the words of Guthrie, "I'm sittin' here on the Group W bench 'cause you want to know if I'm moral enough to join the Army - burn women, kids, houses and villages - after bein' a litterbug." The final part of the song is an encouragement for the listeners to sing along, to resist the draft, and to end war.

The "song" is in fact a spoken monologue, presented by Shandon Loring today for your listening pleasure or just to groan at and be Thankful when it's over.

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

WEDNESDAY, November 25th at 7 PM: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL

Faerie concludes "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" and her exploration of the short stories of Roald Dahl.

“It was slowly beginning to dawn upon Henry that nothing is any fun if you can get as much of it as you want. Especially money.”

― Roald Dahl, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More



Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic content, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters.

Presented live in voice.

Monday, November 23, 2015

TUESDAY. November 24th at 7 PM: MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND

Kayden, Trolley, and Cale settin' on the front porch,
spinnin' yarns about life with "Mama"
More from Bailey White's hilarious adventures in the "Dangers of Southern Living."

This week: Sleep & Prayer, Alligator, Mama's Memoirs, Madness Through Mirrors, The Lips of a Stranger, Flying Saucers, An Interesting Life, and Teaching Luther to Cook.

Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia, live in voice.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd at 7PM: MURDER WILL IN

“MURDER WILL IN”
by Frank Herbert
1970

ISBN: 978-0743434799

William Bailey walks into a government sponsored Euthanasia Center,
is administered the medicine and lies down to die.  This is what happens next.


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

SUNDAY, November 22nd: MORE STORIES - Sublime to Silly

Two sessions today: one of a work in progress, and another as its antidote.

@ 2PM ~ TWO HOUSES Concludes in the Seanchai Fireside Room
Caledonia shares the WIP conclusion of her short story "Two Houses": a young couple honeymoon in Ireland where strange and frightening dreams of the past disturb their future.  The mystery centers on the fates of two houses, one thriving and one decayed.

The story will be part of A TRIO OF IRISH TALES, which is set to be released by the end of the month for Kindle and in Paperback.

@ 6PM ~ MAGICLAND STORYTIME:  FORTUNATELY THE MILK
"...the silliest book I ever wrote" quoth author Neil Gaiman.

Caledonia shares Gaiman's hysterical adventure in misdirection. This is quite possibly the most exciting adventure ever to be written about milk since Tolstoy's epic novel War and Milk. Also it has aliens, pirates, dinosaurs and wumpires in it (but not the handsome, misunderstood kind), also a never-adequately-explained-bowl-of-piranhas, not to mention a Volcano God.

Presented live, in voice.
Seanchai Library:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
Magicland Park: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Friday, November 20, 2015

SATURDAY, November 21 at Noon: STAR WARS SATURDAY Continues!


More from "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" based on George Lucas' original screenplay.  Blast off with Luke, Ben, Han, Chewie and the droids as the make the leap to light speed and more adventure a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.

Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower Live in Voice. (grid.kitely.com:8002/Spaceworld)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

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


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  



This week saw the release of Episode 290 of Designing Worlds, the weekly TV Show about Designers and Designing in virtual worlds, and it featured Seanchai Library!  Visit their blog in the link above for more, or CLICK HERE to go to SL Artists to enjoy the episode.


Saturday, November 21st, at NOON-  
@ SEANCHAI K: STAR WARS SATURDAY!  THE BIG FINISH... with Shandon and Caledonia concluding "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker" ~   (grid.kitely.com:8002/Spaceworld)   

Sunday, November 22nd: 

   ~ at 2:00 pm - TEA TIME with Caledonia she shares the final story from her soon to be published collection "Two Houses" (Part 2 of 2)

   ~ at 6:00 pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: "Fortunately, The Milk" with Caledonia at Magicland Park in SL  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, November 23rdat 7 pm   Frank Herbert's MURDER WILL with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, November 24th, at 7 pm  Bailey White's MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Continues with Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 25th, at 7 pm  More from THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, November 26th, at 11am - A Seanchai Library tradition  THE ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASSACREE with Shandon Loring - "You can get anything you want at Alice's restaurant" (It is only about 20 minutes long, so don't be late!)


The gang hangs out on the porch
as MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Continues


Faerie serenely charms with "The Wonderful Life of Henry Sugar"


Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19th at 7pm: AMERICAN NOIR

AMERICAN NOIR
AMERICAN NOIR is the hard-boiled nightmare
of flawed souls with big dreams and the 
precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad.

Tonight: SINCE I DON'T HAVE YOU
Fixer-bag-man Buzz Meeks is hired by both of his bosses--the multi-talented Howard Hughes and the gangster Mickey Cohen--to find, oops, the same girl whom they have both fallen madly in love with. Narrated by "Buzz" in flashback and peppered with many tales about the characters that made Los Angeles in the 1950's so incredibly interesting, and the dark nature of Tinseltown.

Book: THE BEST AMERICAN NOIR OF THE CENTURY
Authors: Various
ISBN: 9780547577449

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

WEDNESDAY, November 18th at 7 PM: More from THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL

Faerie shares more stories from one of the 20th century's notable storytellers, Roald Dahl, and his collection "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar."

“I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. He taught me that if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good. Hot is no good either. White hot and passionate is the only thing to be.”
My Uncle Oswald
 “A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.”

The Twits

Faerie Maven-Pralou, Live in voice.

Monday, November 16, 2015

TUESDAY, November 17th at 7PM: More from MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND

More from the unique world of Bailey White. This weeks adventures in the "Dangers of Southern Living" includes: "The Monkey Not Seen", "The Devil's Footprint", "Sleep and Prayer", "Alligator", and "Scary Movies."

White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden.

More fun than a barrell full of Unseen Monkeys!  Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower, Live in voice.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 7PM: MIGHTY CASEY from Twilight Zone


“MIGHTY CASEY”
by Rod Serling
1962

ISBN: 978-1-59393-136-0

A baseball team member is banned from the league by a technicality. An operation is
performed to get around the technicality, but there are side effects.


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

SUNDAY, November 15th at 2PM: TEA TIME with Caledonia

Caledonia shares the final chapter in her short story collection A TRIO OF IRISH TALES II, due to release before the end of the month.   Here is the machinima trailer for the story "Two Houses":


In "Two Houses" a young American couple on their honeymoon in Ireland find that ties to their Irish heritage are far more insistent than just simple genealogies.  As the past disturbs their future, Mark and Cate must unravel the mystery of two houses that suffered very different fates, but that are somehow connected.

Caledonia presents Part 1 of 2, live in voice.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries

We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life
... and other virtual worlds
 CELEBRATING GREAT STORIES IN VIRTUAL WORLDS SINCE 2008!
_____________________________________
Fireworks over Seanchai Library at the completion of  "The Valley of Fear"
marking Seanchai Library's completed circuit of the Sherlock Holmes canon


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries! 

All stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  




Saturday, November 14th, at NOON- SEANCHAI LIBRARY AT AVATARFEST featuring Shandon Loring  presenting Roger Zelazny's "THE LAST OF THE WILD ONES" Log in directly to the AvatarFest Grid, or log in to Kitely and use the Jump Gate at the Seanchai Library Main Landing Zone.  REMEMBER: To use the Jump Gate, everything on your Avatar needs to be full perm and tucked into the Traveling Suitcase folder in you Inventory. (Note: this event is not in Second Life. It is on the Open Metaverse: a collections of open grids, meaning you can travel from one to another)
AvatarFest Jump Gate at
grid.kitely.com:8002:Seanchai

Sunday, November 15that 2:00 pm - TEA TIME with Caledonia:  she shares the final story from her soon to be published collection "Two Houses" (Part 1 of 2)

Monday, November 16that 7 pm   Rod Serling's MIGHTY CASEY with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, November 17th, at 7 pm  Bailey White's MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Continues with Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 18th, at 7 pm  More from THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, November 19th, at 7 pm - More AMERICAN NOIR with Shandon Loring
            
More Fireworks over Seanchai - we are quite proud of our accomplishment!

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12th at 7pm: AMERICAN NOIR

AMERICAN NOIR
AMERICAN NOIR is the hard-boiled nightmare
of flawed souls with big dreams and the 
precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad.

Tonight offerings from:
Mickey Spilane
James M. Cain

Book: THE BEST AMERICAN NOIR OF THE CENTURY
Authors: Various
ISBN: 9780547577449

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36


AND DON'T FORGET @ 9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - contemporary and classic Sci-Fi

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

WEDNESDAY, November 11th at 7pm: THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL

Faerie continues her exploration of the short stories of Roald Dahl.

Roald Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic content, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His works for children include James and the Giant PeachCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryMatildaThe WitchesFantastic Mr FoxThe BFG,George's Marvellous Medicine, and The Twits. Adult works include Tales of the Unexpected and My Uncle Oswald.

Presented live in voice.

Monday, November 9, 2015

TUESDAY, November 10th at 7pm: MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Begins

"Welcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appall you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Bailey’s mama, who will take you to a juke joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

"White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in White’s own overgrown garden."

Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower, Live in voice.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

MONDAY, November 9th at 7PM: WIFE TO THE LORD


“WIFE TO THE LORD”
by Harry Harrison
1970

  • ASIN: B006HKHWNU

A succession of rulers of a backward world in a loose federation of high tech worlds use

teleportation devices to 'prove' their god­like powers. Could sustained use of the machine

cause changes over the generations? Something unusual has happened.


Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

SUNDAY, November 8th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street *THE BIG ONE*

THIS IS THE BIG ONE: when we have finished this session we will have completed our sojourn through the Sherlock Holmes canon of works penned by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle between 1887 and 1927 (some 68 individual works from short stories to full novels). Who knew?!  Who imagined?!

Today we present the Conclusion of Doyle's 1915 novel The Valley of Fear.

Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice.


Thursday, November 5, 2015

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!
_____________________________________


Welcome to
Seanchai Libraries - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time  



Saturday, November 7th at 10am  @ SEANCHAI K: SKIN FOLK  with Shandon ~  (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)   



Sunday, November 8that 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker: THE VALLEY OF FEAR Continues  (The Conclusion)

Monday, November 9that 7 pm   Harry Harrison's WIFE TO THE LORD  with Gyro Muggins

Tuesday, November 10th, at 7 pm  Bailey White's MAMA MAKES UP HER MIND Begins with Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 11th, at 7 pm  THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF ROALD DAHL More with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, November 12th: 
             ~ at 7 pm - AMERICAN NOIR with Shandon Loring
             ~ at 9 pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT




COMING IN DECEMBER,  we are pleased to announce the return of THE DICKENS PROJECT, right here on the Bradley University sim to benefit The Community Virtual Library.

Stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray at Bradley University  in Second Life, unless otherwise noted in the listing. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life is sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________

All sessions at the Seanchai Library (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity.  Our October - December featured charity is Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the United States, and reaches 4.4 million children annually, in all 50 states, and distributes 1.6 million books.  
Reach Out and Read is an evidence-based nonprofit organization of medical providers who promote early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by integrating children's books and advice to parents about the importance of reading aloud into well-child visits. 

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5th at 7pm: BANFENNID

BANFENNID
The Fianna were bands of roving warriors, social outsiders who joined together to avenge wrong doings. Some chose to live permanently as outlaws, consorting with the faeries and now and again acting as mercenaries on behalf of the clans. The Banfennid were female Celtic outlaws.

Author: Jennifer Heath
Book: On The Edge of Dream
ISBN: 0-452-27938-0

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in SECOND LIFE, in KITELY and in INWORLDZ
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36