THE 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!
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All times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.




*SUNDAY, September 2nd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: The Hound of the Baskervilles, Episode 1 - Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, David Abbot, & Caledonia Skytower, live in voice. 

*MONDAY, September 3rd at 7pm: Gordon Dickson's THE R-MASTERS concludes with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, September 4th at 7pm:  Katherine Applegate's WISHTREE begin with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*WEDNESDAY, September 5th at 7pm: TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS - The Voyages of Sinbad, Part 2 with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, September 6th at 7pm - Richard Ratay's DON'T MAKE ME PULL OVER! with Caledonia Skytower. (TBD in kitely)


NOTE: No Fireside Tales this week. We will be returning it to the schedule soon.

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY August 30th at 7pm: GHOST PIRATES!

"a doomed and haunted ship"
 GHOST PIRATES!
Just in time to kick off Pirate Month! A doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate.

Book: Various Author: William Hope Hodgson & Various


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THURSDAY, August 30th at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - Eclectic Readings with Mags


Today’s episode of Fireside Tales is brought to you by the letter P! Join your Pixel Pal Meteor Mags for a Public Presentation of Poetry, Pirates, Pumas, Pussycats, Planets, Ponies, and Prehistoric Pteranodons. Enjoy excerpts from a variety of Mags’ favorite books, including some original works.

Presented live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, August 29th at 7:00pm: More TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

(Public Domain) Image from "Sinbad the Voyager"
from THE ARABIAN NIGHTS illustrated by
Maxfield Parrish in 1909
The Seven Voyages of Sinbad the Sailor - Part 1

Sinbad is a fictional mariner and the hero of a story-cycle of Middle Eastern origin. He is described as hailing from Baghdad during the early Abbasid Caliphate (8th and 9th centuries CE). In the course of seven voyages throughout the seas east of Africa and south of Asia, he has fantastic adventures in magical realms, encountering monsters and witnessing supernatural phenomena.

Typically ascribed to the Thousand and One stories of Scheherazade, this story was actually one of several popular tales that was added to the first English translation of the folklore canon published c 1706.

Caledonia Skytower reads from the 1909 "The Arabian Nights: Their Best-Known Tales" edited by Kate Douglas Wiggin and Nora A Smith, and famously illustrated by Maxfield Parrish., live in voice.

TUESDAY, August 28th at 7pm: Selections from CALYPSO


Author David Sedaris is a Grammy Award-nominated American humorist and radio contributor, known for his collections of essays and short stories which are mostly autobiographical and self-deprecating in content and style.

When he buys a beach house on the Carolina coast – which in typical fashion he names “Sea Section” - Sedaris envisions long, relaxing vacations spent playing board games and lounging in the sun with those he loves most. And indeed, that’s how it appears to start, apart from one annoying little truth he soon discovers. To quote an unrelated film: “no matter where you go, there you are”; which for Sedaris means when all is said and done, you cannot take a vacation from yourself.

This realisation brings Sedaris’ formidable powers of observation and dry humour to the fore as he considers middle age and mortality and the dawning understanding that life has reached a point where perhaps life has reached a point where the best parts of the story are behind you, rather than awaiting your arrival. Dark, yes; a little morbid, possibly, but the humour is unmistakable and so deeply rooted in the unfolding of this personal tale, it’s impossible not to become caught up within it.

Join R. Crap Mariner – the perfect voice to bring life to Sedaris’ words – and hear more, live in voice.

MONDAY August 27th at 7pm: R-MASTERS

- by Gordon Dickson -
R-MASTERS

Join Gyro Muggins as he reads Gordon R. Dickson’s 1973 novel predicting how life would be right
now.  How close do you think he came?

In the 21st century utopia has arrived in the form of a repressive but seemingly benevolent, if omnipresent, bureaucracy. Their perfectly ordered world, seemingly run for the benefit of all, is actually ruled with an iron fist.  In claiming to have people’s best interest at heart, those in power keep the population occupied and docile with menial tasks and the promise of advancement with the aid of the strictly controlled drug, R-47.

However, there is a darker side to R-47.  Of course there is!

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, August 26th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street Returns!

Out of the legendary mists of Seanchai History, the 221B Baker Street Arena has returned for an encore visitation, this week featuring: A Scandal in Bohemia.




"To Sherlock Holmes she is always THE woman. I have seldom heard him mention her under any other name. In his eyes she eclipses and predominates the whole of her sex. It was not that he felt any emotion akin to love for Irene Adler. All emotions, and that one particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. . . . He never spoke of the softer passions, save with a gibe and a sneer. . . .  And yet there was but one woman to him, and that woman was the late Irene Adler, of dubious and questionable memory."

TEA TIME at Baker Street returns to the 221B Baker Street Arena with this adventure last presented in June of 2016.  Corwyn Allen, David Abbot, Bryn Taleweaver, and Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Teleport to the Arena, now residing in the Holly S'Kai Box from 

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 times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY, August 26th 
       ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME at Baker Street: A Scandal in Bohemia - Corwyn Allen, David Abbot, Bryn Taleweaver, & Caledonia Skytower, live in voice. 

       ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Aladdin and his Magic Lamp - Caledonia Skytower, live in voice at the Golden Horseshoe.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, August 27th at 7pm: Gordon Dickson's THE R-MASTERS continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, August 28th at 7pm:  Selections from David Sedaris' CALYPSO with R. Crap Mariner

*WEDNESDAY, August 29th at 7pm: More TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, August 30th:

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - featuring Eclectic Readings with Meteor Mags "a Public Presentation of Poetry, Pirates, Pumas, Pussycats, Planets, Ponies, and Prehistoric Pteranodons."

    ~ at 7pm - GHOST PIRATES! with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
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All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th at 2pm: MORE LOVE! MORE LOVECRAFT!

1886—Macon, France: Hippolyte Perrin's painting, Instruments de musique 
(public domain - museƩ des Ursulines).
"Then one night as I listened at the door I heard the shrieking viol swell into a chaotic babel of sound; a pandemonium which would have led me to doubt my own shaking sanity had there not come from behind that barred portal a piteous proof that the horror was real—the awful, inarticulate cry which only a mute can utter, and which rises only in moments of the most terrible fear or anguish."



SEANCHAI LIBRARY at Innsmouth's LOVE FEST: 
The Music of Erich Zann,
In the Vault, 
& The Festival
Caledonia Skytower & Finn Zeddmore, live in voice. 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ravenheart/128/203/53

THURSDAY, August 23rd at 2pm slt: FIRESIDE TALES - The Crossing Place


Dubhna presents her original tale.  A group of people find themselves stranded in a strange hotel. Each one of them must face their own truth and make a life-changing decision.

Presented, live in voice.

THURSDAY August 23 at 7pm: LURKING FEAR by H.P. Lovecraft

"Voiceless Horror"
LURKING FEAR

A reporter and local monster-hunter travels to Tempest Mountain, in the Catskills range, after reports of various attacks by a group of unidentified creatures against the local inhabitants

Book: Lurking Fear Author: H.P. Lovecraft

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WEDNESDAY, August 22nd at 7pm: TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS

Thieves and princes, beggars and bureaucrats - magical and the unexplainable wonders await!  

One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is often known in English as the Arabian Nights, from the first English-language edition (c. 1706 – c. 1721). The work was collected over many centuries by various authors, translators, and scholars across West, Central, and South Asia and North Africa. The tales themselves trace their roots back to ancient and medieval Arabic, Greek, Indian, Jewish, Persian and Turkish folklore and literature.

Caledonia Skytower presents selected adventures tonight.  Hang on to your magic carpet!
Live in voice.

MONDAY August 20th at 7pm: R-MASTERS

- by Gordon Dickson -
R-MASTERS

Join Gyro Muggins as he reads Gordon R. Dickson’s 1973 novel predicting how life would be right
now.  How close do you think he came?

In the 21st century utopia has arrived in the form of a repressive but seemingly benevolent, if omnipresent, bureaucracy. Their perfectly ordered world, seemingly run for the benefit of all, is actually ruled with an iron fist.  In claiming to have people’s best interest at heart, those in power keep the population occupied and docile with menial tasks and the promise of advancement with the aid of the strictly controlled drug, R-47.

However, there is a darker side to R-47.  Of course there is!

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

SUNDAY, August 19th at 2pm: A STUDY IN EMERALD & More!


"One night when we were alone, several months ago, I asked my friend if be remembered the correspondence referred to in the letter from the man who signed himself Rache. My friend said that he remembered it well, and that 'Sigerson' (for so the actor had called himself then, claiming to be an Icelander) had been inspired by an equation of my friend's to suggest some wild theories furthering the relationship between mass, energy and the hypothetical speed of light. 'Nonsense, of course,' said my friend, without smiling, 'but inspired and dangerous nonsense nonetheless.'"

SEANCHAI LIBRARY at Innsmouth's LOVE FEST: Neil Gaiman's A STUDY IN EMERALD - Plus a bonus tale. Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower, live in voice. 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ravenheart/128/203/53

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 times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.


*SUNDAY, August 19th at 2pm: SEANCHAI LIBRARY at Innsmouth's LOVE FEST: Neil Gaiman's A STUDY IN EMERALD - Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower, live in voice. 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ravenheart/128/203/53

*MONDAY, August 20th at 7pm: Gordon Dickson's THE R-MASTERS continues with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, August 21st at 7pm:  No Session Tonight

*WEDNESDAY, August 22nd at 7pm: TALES OF THE ARABIAN NIGHTS with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, August 23rd:

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - featuring Dubhna Rhiadra (TBA)

    ~ at 7pm - H.P. Lovecraft's THE LURKING FEAR with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

    ~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT: Finn Zeddmore with contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy

*SATURDAY, August 25th at 2pm: SEANCHAI LIBRARY at Innsmouth's LOVE FEST: Lovecraft Live!, live in voice. 

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Ravenheart/128/203/53



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY August 16th at 7pm: FLAMING ANGEL - Suspense!

"Out of the burning flames..."
Suspense!
FLAMING ANGEL

Out of the burning flames of his ghastly crime came the searing realization that he would have to kill the same woman twice. Author: Frederick C. Davis Book: Big Book of Black Mask Stories


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THURSDAY, August 18th at 2PM: GHOST OF THE BRIDGE


Caledonia presents a second reading of her newest story (revised), set in late 17th C Luxembourg and based on a legendary spook of that era.

Max is a newlywed, out with his buddies for the first time since his wedding.  It is possible he might have imbibed just a bit too much, but when a tale of a fierce and frightening local haunt gets tossed around, Max is in for a memorable night.  Is the legend of the Stierches-geescht just an imaginative myth? Hopefully Max will remember to ask, when he meets it.

Caledonia Skytower presents, live in voice.

WEDNESDAY, August 15th at 7PM: Final Selections from MYTHOS


THIS WEEK: Angry Goddesses ... Oohhhhh, this is never a good idea. Yet Greek mythology is filled with tales of mortals who, either ignored the danger out of hubris, or became so enchanted that they threw caution to the wind. Such tales will be shared tonight, plus that of a certain legendary rock roller, and his seemingly unending task.

The final session of selections from Stephen Fry's MYTHOS, tonight. There is so much more tot his delightful tome than we have shared in the past weeks. If you want to experience more of Mr. Fry's re-telling of classical Greek myths, click on the link in the previous sentence.

Caledonia Skytower Live in voice.

TUESDAY, August 14th at 7pm: SEANCHAI 101

Caledonia offers an impromptu (was THIS in the Weekly Schedule?) workshop for anyone who wants to work on their out-loud reading skills.

Stop by the Fireside Room for tips and tricks from Cale's decade with Seanchai Library, presenting literature live.  Cale will work one-on-one with individuals or with all who are gathered.  Bring something short to read (250 words or less) of anything - poetry/poems.  Cale will demo a few pieces and then explain how she looks at the text and what she looks for: character, emotion, pace, action, tone, energy.

Already an established reader and want some feedback on a piece that you are struggling with?  Come on along!

Presented in voice - please have that enabled.
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MONDAY August 13th at 7pm: R-MASTERS

- by Gordon Dickson -
R-MASTERS

Join Gyro Muggins as he reads Gordon R. Dickson’s 1973 novel predicting how life would be right
now.  How close do you think he came?

In the 21st century utopia has arrived in the form of a repressive but seemingly benevolent, if omnipresent, bureaucracy. Their perfectly ordered world, seemingly run for the benefit of all, is actually ruled with an iron fist.  In claiming to have people’s best interest at heart, those in power keep the population occupied and docile with menial tasks and the promise of advancement with the aid of the strictly controlled drug, R-47.

However, there is a darker side to R-47.  Of course there is!

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

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27

MONDAY, August 13th at 7PM: THE R-MASTER Begins

Join Gyro Muggins as he reads Gordon R. Dickson’s 1973 novel predicting how life would be right
now.  How close do you think he came?

In the 21st century utopia has arrived in the form of a repressive but seemingly benevolent, if omnipresent, bureaucracy. Their perfectly ordered world, seemingly run for the benefit of all, is actually ruled with an iron fist.  In claiming to have people’s best interest at heart, those in power keep the population occupied and docile with menial tasks and the promise of advancement with the aid of the strictly controlled drug, R-47.

However, there is a darker side to R-47.  Of course there is!

Live in voice.

SUNDAY, August 12th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express ~ The Conclusion

In a special 90 minute Finale . . . 


“You do not understand,” Poirot said. “You do not understand at all. Tell me, do you know who killed Ratchett?”
“Do you?” countered M. Bouc.
Poirot nodded.
“Oh, yes,” he said. “I have known for some time. It is so clear that I wonder you have not seen it also.” He looked at Hardman and asked, “And you?”
The detective shook his head. He stared at Poirot curiously.
“I don’t know,” he said. “I don’t know at all. Which of them was it?”
Poirot was silent a minute. Then he said:

“If you will be so good, M. Hardman, assemble everyone here. There are two possible solutions of this case. I want to lay them both before you all.”

Poirot solves this incredible mystery, as Murder on the Orient Express concludes, live in voice.

Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
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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 times Pacific Time, 
story events in Voice unless otherwise noted.
End of the line, this week, at Brod Station for the conclusion of
"Murder on the Orient Express"
*SUNDAY, August 12th 

   ~ at 1:30pm: TEA TIME on The Orient Express: Concludes (90 Minute Session) - Seanchai Library & Friends, live in voice. Check out the special series page CLICK HERE
  https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/142/87/2901

   ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Magician's Elephant, Concludes - Caledonia continues Kate DiCamillo's moving story that asks" What if? Why not? Could it be?" live at the Golden Horseshoe.
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, August 13th at 7pm: Gordon Dickson's THE R-MASTERS begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, August 14th at 7pm:  No Session Tonight

*WEDNESDAY, August 15th at 7pm: Stephen Fry's MYTHOS continues with Caledonia 

*THURSDAY, August 16th

    ~ at 2pm: FIRESIDE TALES - "Ghost of the Bridge" second reading of a new story by Caledonia (30 minutes)

    ~ at 7pm - Frederick C. Davis's FLAMING ANGEL (a Tale of Suspense) with Shandon Loring. (also presented in Kitelyhop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)


Clues?  Is the table in Brod Station alluding to Tea Times to come?

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. Stories in voice. Schedule subject to change, because that is just how life rolls sometimes.  
                _____________________________________________________


All sessions at the Seanchai Library are offered free to all Residents.  Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY, August 9th at 7pm: GHOST OF THE BRIDGE


Caledonia has been writing again, and many of you know what that means. It can mean adventure, romance, and occasionally it can mean spooky.

Max is a newlywed, out with his buddies for the first time since his wedding.  It is possible he might have imbibed just a bit too much, but when a tale of a fierce and frightening local haunt gets tossed around, Max is in for a memorable night.  Is the legend of the Stierches-geescht just an imaginative myth? Hopefully Max will remember to ask it, when he meets it.

Caledonia Skytower presents the draft of her re-telling of this haunting tale from 17th Century Luxembourg, written in Second Life at Pfaffenthal 1867, live in voice.