Wednesday, November 30, 2016

THURSDAY December 1st at 7pm: JOULUTARINA - A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story
JOULUTARINA
part one of three

This is the story of how an orphan called Nikolas became Santa Claus. Many years ago, in Lapland, a boy named Nikolas is orphaned when his family are killed in an accident. The heads of the families in the village meet to decide his future and, as life in the arctic is difficult, it is decided that as no one family could care for him permanently, they would raise him communally, with each family taking him for one year and then moving him on to the next. Grateful, Nikolas begins whittling toys out of wood as a gift which, each Christmas, he leaves for the family that cared for him. It becomes a tradition from then on, with Nikolas never forgetting the children of those families that received him each year. When a blight hits the village, and none of the families can afford to take him in for the next year, he is taken in by grumpy hermit Iisakki as his carpenter's apprentice. Iisakki works him hard but Nikolas is clever and quick to learn, and Iisakki gradually grows to love Nikolas as his own son. Nikolas begins to live more and more for the spirit of Christmas with each passing year and it becomes his life and as he grows old he becomes the figure known as Santa Claus.

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz...

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https://www.kitely.com/virtual-world/Shandon-Loring/CHRISTMAS-ISLAND
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Author: Julie Lane

Monday, November 28, 2016

TUESDAY, November 29th at 7pm: SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF Continues

A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore--and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

Caledonia continues author Robert Beatty's newest adventure tonight, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Learn more about the career and work of author Robert Beatty.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

MONDAY November 28th at 7pm: Versus [OR] The Twonky

VERSUS
not verses!
A tongue and cheek story from a series about a Witch who writes Romance Novels as a way to pay the bills. She and her 300 year old vampire boyfriend encounter a bit more trouble than rumors and backbiting at a Halloween party for people in her writers' guild.

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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The Twonky
Classic SciFi Jewels

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

Tonight:
"The Twonky" by Henry Kuttner
It's 1937 and Kerry Westerfield's new television set is working very 
very strangely. From "Adventures in Time and Space"

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS 
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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Saturday, November 26, 2016

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!
_____________________________________

All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 

The 221B Lounge photographed when it opened in Februiary, by Inara Pey


*Sunday, November 27th, at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street concludes at the University of Washington iSchool: THE SIGN OF FOURCLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, November 28th, at 7 pm -  VERSUS a tongue and cheek story from a series about a Witch who writes Romance Novels as a way to pay the bills. She and her 300 year old vampire boyfriend encounter a bit more trouble than rumors and backbiting at a Halloween party for people in her writers' guild.  Gyro Muggins, and Trolley Trollop share the adventure.

*Tuesday, November 29that 7 pm -  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF continues with  Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 30that 7 pm - TBA
   
*Thursday, December 1st: 
         ~ at 7pm: JOULUTARINA, This is the story of how an orphan called Nikolas became Santa Claus by author Julie Lane, with Shandon Loring
         ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT, Contemporary Sci-Fi with Finn Zeddmore.

Coming Soon! The Dickens Project 2016, this year held in the event area on Water Haven
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 rolls 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 October- December featured charity is the Reach Out and Read.  Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 24th 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
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

WEDNESDAY, November 23rd at 7PM: GIVING THANKS with Kayden & Caledonia

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." 

-Albert Schweitzer

Kayden and Caledonia have prepared a feast, featuring author Bailey White with reflection on Thanksgiving and other festive moments of gratitude.

Come and take your place at the table.  Presented live in voice.

Monday, November 21, 2016

TUESDAY, November 22nd at 7PM: SERAFINA & THE TWISTED STAFF Continues

What reviewers are saying ...

"Beatty continues to build a fascinating magical world, the Blue Ridge Mountains and Biltmore Estate developing beyond mere settings into characters themselves. Each place reveals history and clues to Serafina's life and those of other gifted, mysterious beings. Even better than its predecessor, a sequel that delivers nonstop thrills from beginning to end."  ~ Kirkus Reviews

Caledonia continues author Robert Beatty's newest adventure tonight, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Learn more about the career and work of author Robert Beatty.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

MONDAY November 21st at 7pm: THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN

THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN
- by Michael Moorcock -
A hardened cynical mercenary during the Crusades accepts a quest to save the world.
Who has asked for this quest to reconcile Heaven and Hell?
Lucifer himself!

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
conclusion

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TEA TIME & STORIES: Sunday, November 20th

@ 1:30pm TEA TIME at Baker Street 
continues at the University of Washington iSchool: THE SIGN OF FOUR

While the police wrongly take Thaddeus Sholto in as a suspect, Holmes deduces that there are two persons involved in the murder: a one-legged man, Jonathan Small, as well as another "small" accomplice. He traces them to a boat landing where Small has hired a steam launch named the Aurora. With the help of dog Toby, the Baker Street Irregulars, and his own disguise, Holmes traces the steam launch.



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

CLICK HERE for slurl



@ 3pm STORIES AT THE PARK 

Another round of Original Stories and Poetry inspired by works of visual art currently in exhibition at Holly Kai Park.  

This exhibit includes the works of:  Sheba Blitz, Maxi Daviau and Skinnynilla, Terrygold and Sorcha Tyles. 

CLICK HERE for slurl

Friday, November 18, 2016

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!
_____________________________________





All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 









*Sunday, November 20th:
   ~ at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street continues at the University of Washington iSchool: THE SIGN OF FOURCLICK HERE for slurl
   ~ at 3 pm - STORIES AT THE PARK Original Stories and Poetry inspired by works of visual art currently in exhibition at Holly Kai Park CLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, November 21st, at 7 pm -  Michael Moorcock's THE WAR HOUND AND THE WORLD'S PAIN  concludes with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, November 22ndat 7 pm -  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF continues with  Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 23rdat 7 pm - GIVING THANKS with  Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower with Selections from Author Bailey White
   
*Thursday, November 24th, at 10am - ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASSACREE,  Arlo Guthrie's Classic and a Seanchai Holiday Tradition with Shandon Loring

Autumn at Seanchai Library, by Wildstar Beaumont

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 rolls 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 October- December featured charity is the Reach Out and Read.  Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

THURSDAY November 17th at 7pm: RANSOM OF RED CHIEF and other tales by O. Henry

It looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you...
RANSOM OF RED CHIEF
and other tales by O. Henry

It looked like a good thing: but wait till I tell you. We were down South, in Alabama--Bill Driscoll and myself-when this kidnapping idea struck us. It was, as Bill afterward expressed it, 'during a moment of temporary mental apparition'; but we didn't find that out till later.

Join us in Second Life and Kitely

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Author: O. Henry


SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT @ 9PM

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

WEDNESDAY, November 16th at 7PM: FOR THE LOVE OF BILLY!

Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself. John Updike praised Collins for writing “lovely poems...Limpid, gently and consistently startling, more serious than they seem, they describe all the worlds that are and were and some others besides.” 

But Collins has offered a slightly different take on his appeal, admitting that his poetry is “suburban, it’s domestic, it’s middle class, and it’s sort of unashamedly that.” Collins’s level of fame is almost unprecedented in the world of contemporary poetry: his readings regularly sell out, and he received a six-figure advance when he moved publishers in the late 1990s. He served two terms as the US Poet Laureate, from 2001-2003, was New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006, and is a regular guest on National Public Radio programs. 

Kayden Oconnell, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower with selections from Collin's work live in voice. 
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Monday, November 14, 2016

TUESDAY, November 15th at 7PM: SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF Continues

Last Week: we joined Serafina on one of her nocturnal prowls through the forest, some two weeks after book one's conclusion. This time, Serafina encountered a strange and terrifying figure, and then she was attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she's convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

New guests have arrived at the Biltmore, as the December holidays approach. A mysterious series of attacks will soon test Serafina's role as great estate's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. 


Caledonia Skytower shares more of author Robert Beatty's next adventure, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, November 13, 2016

MONDAY November 14th at 7pm: THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN

THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN
- by Michael Moorcock -
A hardened cynical mercenary during the Crusades accepts a quest to save the world.
Who has asked for this quest to reconcile Heaven and Hell?
Lucifer himself!

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
part four

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, November 12, 2016

SUNDAY, November 13th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

TEA TIME at Baker Street continues at the University of Washington iSchool: THE SIGN OF FOUR


Arriving at Pondicherry Lodge, things are not all as they might be.  Bartholomew Sholto is found dead from a poison dart and the treasure is missing. While the police wrongly take his brother Thaddeus in as a suspect, Holmes deduces that there are two persons involved in the murder: a one-legged man, Jonathan Small, as well as another "small" accomplice. He seeks out the two men with the help of dog Toby that he sends Watson to collect from a Mr Sherman, the Baker Street Irregulars, and his own disguise.  Will he find them?  Well, you know his methods!

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

CLICK HERE for slurl

Friday, November 11, 2016

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!
_____________________________________


All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 







*Sunday, November 13th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street continues at the University of Washington iSchool: THE SIGN OF FOURCLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, November 14th, at 7 pm -  Michael Moorcock's THE WAR HOUND AND THE WORLD'S PAIN  concludes with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, November 15that 7 pm -  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF continues with  Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 16that 7 pm - FOR THE LOVE OF BILLY: Selected Poems of Billy Collins with  Kayden Oconnell, Corwyn Allen, and Caledonia Skytower
   
*Thursday, November 17th: 
   ~ at 7pm - THE RANSOM OF RED CHIEF and more O. Henry Delights with Shandon Loring
   ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore

SPECIAL: On Wednesday, November 16th at 1pm slt,  our Caledonia will join Artist Ceakay Ballyhoo lead a tour of Watercolour Wander  on LEA Region 12 with its inspirational story being read live, in voice.  Come along and discover the dream of a young girl, as she explores a watercolour world.



COMING IN DECEMBER!




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 rolls 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 October- December featured charity is the Reach Out and Read.  Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

THURSDAY November 10th at 7pm: IS THAT YOU BOY!

1940's Cork, Ireland
IS THAT YOU BOY!

The exploits of a gang of young boys living on Shandon Street in Cork in the 1940's, their scams and schemes to make a little much needed pocket money.

A sort of ‘Bowery Boys’ operation where headquarters was not Louies Ice-cream Parlour (The Bronx) but Julia’s Milk and Cafe Shop at the top of Shandon street where the ‘scams’ were hatched and the measure of a gang member was judged by the number of pints of milk he could consume at a single session and where new gang members were initiated by drinking a pint of thick sour milk brought in from Gills Emporium next door to Julias. 

“He who lives by the baa may die by the baa”

Join us in Second Life, Kitely, or Inworldz...

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
https://inworldz/region/Delphi/146/47/36

Book:Is That You Boy! Author: Noel Magnier ISBN: 978-0954158101

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

WEDNESDAY, November 9th at 7pm: ENOUGH POE! (Are You Kidding!)

What do you mean "enough"?  

Well, it is possible that you might think after October we'd have had enough of pits, pendulums, masks, and certainly of ravin' ravens!  But no, there is no such thing as too much Poe - you can always find "mo" to love from Mrs. Poe's darling little dark haired boy.

Caledonia shares a few lesser done Poe stories tonight, live in voice.

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Monday, November 7, 2016

TUESDAY, November 8th at 7pm: SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF Begins

The next exciting adventure in the New York Times best-selling Serafina series by author Robert Beatty. Serafina finds herself caught between two worlds: she's too wild for Biltmore Estate's beautifully dressed ladies and formal customs, and too human to fully join her forest kin.

Late one night, she encounters a strange and terrifying figure, and then she's attacked by the vicious wolfhounds under his control. Even worse, she's convinced that the stranger is not alone, that he has sent his accomplice into Biltmore in disguise.

A mysterious series of attacks test Serafina's role as Biltmore's protector, culminating in a tragedy that tears Serafina's best friend, Braeden Vanderbilt, from her side. Heartbroken, she flees.

Deep in the forest, she comes face-to-face with the evil infecting Biltmore--and discovers its reach is far greater than she'd ever imagined. All the humans and animals of the Blue Ridge Mountains are in terrible danger. For Serafina to defeat this new evil before it engulfs her beloved home, she must search deep inside herself and embrace the destiny that has always awaited her.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Sunday, November 6, 2016

MONDAY November 7th at 7pm: THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN

THE WARHOUND and the WORLD'S PAIN
- by Michael Moorcock -
A hardened cynical mercenary during the Crusades accepts a quest to save the world.
Who has asked for this quest to reconcile Heaven and Hell?
Lucifer himself!

PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE
part four

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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!
_____________________________________




All stories told in 
open voice, 
all times Pacific Time 







*Sunday, November 6th at 1:30 pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street resumes with our final series at the University of Washington iSchool: THE SIGN OF FOURCLICK HERE for slurl

*Monday, November 7th, at 7 pm -  Michael Moorcock's THE WAR HOUND AND THE WORLD'S PAIN  continues with Gyro Muggins.

*Tuesday, November 8that 7 pm -  Robert Beatty's SERAFINA AND THE TWISTED STAFF begins with  Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 9that 7 pm - ENOUGH POE! (Are You Kidding?) with  Caledonia Skytower
   
*Thursday, November 10th, at 7pm - Noel Magnier's IS THAT YOU BOY? with Shandon Loring



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 rolls 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 October- December featured charity is the Reach Out and Read.  Reach Out and Read gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower