WHEN WE SAY "THOUSANDS", WE ARE NOT KIDDING!


On Sunday the 24th, not only did we celebrate 11 years of stories, we also finally updated our Archive of works presented over the last decade and more.  This includes titles of stories, full works, organized by year. 

We've still got some work to do on it, it's not perfect yet!  But it is now available for viewing and WOW!  Over 2000 individual title entries from everything as general as a session entitled "Eerie Tales" to Lewis Carroll's "Phantasmagoria."

So when we say, "thousands of stories, hundreds of authors, dozen of genres..." we are not kidding!

Explore our own Opus Magnus in Process by CLICKING HERE.

MONDAY March 25th at 7pm: WORLD OF PTAVVS by Larry Niven

by Larry Niven -
WORLD OF PTAVVS

 statue of indeterminate age found on the sea floor turns out to be a time stasis field containing a space traveller from the far past.  An attempt to break that field results in disaster.


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, March 24th beginning at 12:30pm: AROUND THE WORLD with Seanchai Library & Radio Riel


Seanchai Library celebrates its 11th Anniversary with a trip around the world, in partnership with Radio Riel. Join us in Ceiliuradh Glen for an afternoon's journey of imagination and adventure.
(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/63/2966)

12:30pm - Stories in Voice, with Shandon Loring, Seanchai Library Founder Derry McMahon, and Bear Silvershade.

1:00pm - International Folktales on stream, and broadcast on Radio Riel Main Stream, with Da5id Abbot, Faerie Maven-Pralou, and Caledonia Skytower.

FOLLOWED from 2-5pm by: Around the World, a DJ Challenge, live from the Glen
2:00pm - Elrik Merlin
3:00pm - Ktadhn Vesuvino
4:00pm - Gabrielle Riel

Join us in The Glen, or tune in as we celebrate 11 years and over 2000 stories, presented live in virtual worlds.

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, March 24th: 

   ~ 12:30 - 5pm:  AROUND THE WORLD with Seanchai Library & Radio Riel, Celebrating Seanchai Library's 11th Anniversary.  Seanchai Library staff present an international buffet of tales, followed by a DJ Challenge with Radio Riel friends - Shall We Dance!?  Join us in the Glen starting at 12:30, or tune in to Radio Riel Main Stream at 1pm to catch some of the stories and all of the music.

   ~ 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Continues. Have you heard? Wonka has released five golden tickets in candy bars! Charlie Bucket just find one and he and Grampa Joe are about to step through the gates, where their imaginations will be thrilled.  Caledonia continues Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, March 25th, at 7pm:  Larry Niven's WORLD OF PTAVVS continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, March 26th at 7pm: DARK - No story tonight. We'll be back!

*WEDNESDAY, March 27th at 7pm:  MY WORD! Selections from the comic pens of Frank Muir and Denis Norden, with Corwyn Allen.

*THURSDAY, March 28th at 7pm: ROGUE ONE - A Star Wars Story, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)



All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 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 March 21st at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH pt2

"A joyous, bouncing Irish hellion"
THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH

Though time and legend have told the tale of Isolde, neither these nor any Jute-twanging minstrel ever did her justice . She was a joyous, bouncing Irish hellion who died at nineteen, a bundle of brogue and bad manners, all heart and no head; a thoroughly medieval urchin whose first utterance in Glory was that she had been abducted from the world against her will and demanded immediate return. Her claim was not considered.

Book: Anthologized
Author: Parke Godwin

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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

WEDNESDAY, March 20th at 7PM: More from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

This Week:  Oh my!  What will Toad be up to THIS week?  Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

TUESDAY, March 19th AT 7PM: THE SHADOW BY THE GATE

"Pookah" by Jack Butler Yeats
It was six years ago that Caledonia began self-publishing her short stories, beginning with her first publication A TRIO OF IRISH TALES.

The Shadow by the Gate is the first tale featuring young Liam, a 21st C teenager transplanted from metropolitan Chicago to very rural Ireland - it is the story that started it all. As Liam arrives in the strange world of his grandmother, filled with legends and folklore, he's not prepared to trip over one of his grandmother's tales come very much to life.

Caledonia Skytower reading her own tale, live on Stream in Ceiliuradh Glen,

MONDAY March 18th at 7pm: WORLD OF PTAVVS by Larry Niven

by Larry Niven -
WORLD OF PTAVVS

 statue of indeterminate age found on the sea floor turns out to be a time stasis field containing a space traveller from the far past.  An attempt to break that field results in disaster.

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, March 17th at 4pm slt: THE QUIET MAN ~ A Seanchai Tradition

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!  Put down the green beer, silly!  We are celebrating with a favorite story and you are invited.


"Shawn Kelvin, a blithe young lad of 20, went to the States to seek his fortune. And 15 years thereafter he returned to his native Kerry, his blitheness sobered and his youth dried to the core, and whether he had made his fortune or whether he had not no one could be knowing for certain. For he was a quiet man, not given to talking about himself and the things he had done. A quiet man, under middle size, with strong shoulders and deep-set blue eyes below brows darker than his dark hair - that was Shawn Kelvin."

Thus begins Maurice Walsh's original short story as it was published in the Saturday Evening Post in February of 1933.  It was subsequently revised and published with other Walsh stories of the same era, the characters and contents of which were molded by Director John Ford and Screenwriter Frank S. Nugent over more than a decade into the 1952 Academy Award-winning motion picture starring John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, and Victor McLaglen.

Caledonia Skytower presents The Quiet Man for St. Patrick's Day, live on stream in Ceiliuradh Glen, and broadcast on Radio Riel Main Stream

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, March 17th, at 4pm:  THE QUIET MAN ~ a Seanchai Library St Patrick's Day Tradition. "Shawn Kelvin, a blithe young lad of 20, went to the States to seek his fortune. And 15 years thereafter he returned to his native Kerry, his blitheness sobered and his youth dried to the core, . . .” Caledonia Skytower presents the story live on stream in Ceiliuradh Glen, and broadcast in cooperation with our friends at Radio Riel on their Main Stream.
(http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/219/63/2966)

*MONDAY, March 18th, at 7pm:  Larry Niven's WORLD OF PTAVVS continues with Gyro Muggins.

*TUESDAY, March 19th at 7pm: THE SHADOW BY THE GATE, one of Caledonia's original Irish tales from her first publication, A Trio of Irish Tales, live on stream.

*WEDNESDAY, March 20th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, March 21st at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH Part 2, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

 COMING NEXT WEEKEND March 24th: Seanchai Library's "Steel" Anniversary! And we'll be celebrating with stories and music from 12:30pm - 5pm slt. (The broadcast on Radio Riel begins at 1pm, but we have a few goodies to share in advance of that.)





All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 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 March 14th at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH pt1

"A joyous, bouncing Irish hellion"
THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH

Though time and legend have told the tale of Isolde, neither these nor any Jute-twanging minstrel ever did her justice . She was a joyous, bouncing Irish hellion who died at nineteen, a bundle of brogue and bad manners, all heart and no head; a thoroughly medieval urchin whose first utterance in Glory was that she had been abducted from the world against her will and demanded immediate return. Her claim was not considered.

Book: Anthologized
Author: Parke Godwin

Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/213/43/27
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

WEDNESDAY, March 13th at 7PM: More from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS

“Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wild World," said the Rat. "And that's something that doesn't matter, either to you or to me. I've never been there, and I'm never going, nor you either, if you've got any sense at all.”

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

This Week:  Will Toad be disgraced?  Undone by his own passions? Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

TUESDAY, March 12th at 7PM: POETS & BARDS with Caledonia

Whether singing or reciting, the bardic tradition of the celts is one of truth to power, and lyric
preservation of history. Whether stanza or song, it is storytelling in one of its earliest expansive forms.

Caledonia shares two stories around the fire in Ceiliuradh Glen tonight:

THE POET'S CURSE is the story of a bard who let his great power go to his head, as he threatens a King and Queen, and the security of their kingdom.  The shade of an ancient warrior emerges from the mists to save the day.

THE BARD: selections from a greater work by author Morgan Llewellyn.  An young bard takes his first steps towards becoming master of his art, and comes to understand in a very real and dramatic way, the power of poetry.

Presented live on stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27 

MONDAY March 11th at 7pm: FEAR OF FALLING

"Between Two Worlds"
FEAR OF FALLING
by Shawntelle Madison

Cast from her griffin's nest, Ireti is forced into the cruel world of the ground-walkers below. Before she can fly, Ireti must find the strength to walk, and the key to acceptance lies in an undiscovered place - between two worlds.

Presented By Shandon Loring

Book: Once Upon A Quest


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TEA TIME: Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits!

The votes are in, and today we present the first of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE from "His Last Bow" (1917).

Dr. Watson is called to tend Holmes, who is apparently dying of a rare tropical disease, Tapanuli fever, contracted while he was on a case. Watson is shocked, not having heard about his friend’s illness. Mrs. Hudson says that Holmes has neither eaten nor drunk anything in three days. Although Watson wishes to examine Holmes himself or send for a specialist, Holmes demands that Watson wait several hours before seeking help. So, Watson is forced to wait, in extreme worry as Holmes mutters nonsense.

Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room. 

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.

NOTE TO ALL OUR NORTH AMERICAN FRIENDS - Don't forget that clocks "Spring Forward" in much of the Continental U.S. at 2am on 3.10.19. That includes SLT.


*SUNDAY, March 10th: 

   ~ 1:30pm:  TEA TIME ~ Sherlock Holmes' Greatest Hits. The votes are in, and today we present the first of the top four Sherlock Holmes' Adventures from our recent poll: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DYING DETECTIVE from "His Last Bow" (1917)  with Da5id Abbot, Corwyn Allen, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

   ~ 6:30pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME ~ Charlie & The Chocolate Factory Begins. Have you heard? Wonka is releasing five golden tickets in candy bars! Charlie Bucket may have a chance to find one as Caledonia present Roald Dahl's classic, live on stream!
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*MONDAY, March 11th, at 7pm:  Shawntelle Madison's FEAR OF FALLING with Shandon Loring, from the anthology Once Upon A Quest.(Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

*TUESDAY, March 12th at 7pm: POETS & BARDS: The Legacy of Storytelling, short stories presented by Caledonia Skytower.

*WEDNESDAY, March 13th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, March 14th at 7pm: THE LADY OF FINNEGAN'S HEARTH Part 1, with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

 COMING NEXT WEEKEND: A Seanchai Tradition ~"The Quiet Man" on St Patrick's Day!

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 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 March 7th at 7pm: BEYOND THE VEIL

"Romance, Portents, and Magic"
BEYOND THE VEIL

Join Us for pre-show Dance @ 6:15pm to Celtic Violin Music
from Lindsey Stirling!

For A Special Treat Listen To and Watch Lindsey Stirling's 'Beyond The Veil' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg7L0OQiN78

Ireland is a land of romance. Pure and simple. Tumultuous, battle-rife history of clans, territories and kingdoms; A Pantheon of heroes, goddesses, saints and magic to rival Rome's; Legends of the most fantastical beasts and magical creatures ever recorded; The Tuatha De Danann, ancient gods of Eire with their beauty, immense strength, and immortality. Irish legend and mythology are full of the ultimate heroes and the most romantic of stories. Tales and myths and romance - full of heroes, chivalry, courtly love and adventure! Today's Story: "Beyond the Veil" Mortally wounded Finn makes a plea to a goddess to spare his newborn son.



Book: The Mammoth Book of Irish Romance
Author: Patricia Rice


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WEDNESDAY, March 6th at 7:00pm: THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Continues

“Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that's always changing!”

― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alternately slow-moving and fast-paced, author Kenneth Grahame's 1908 classic focuses on four anthropomorphized animals in a pastoral version of Edwardian England. The novel is notable for its mixture of mysticism, adventure, morality, camaraderie; and celebrated for its evocation of the nature of the Thames Valley

This Week:  The motorcar craze. Faerie Maven-Pralou presents Selections from Grahame's classic, live in voice.

TUESDAY, March 5th at 7pm: THE STORYTELLER'S PATH *plus* Yeats!

Caledonia Skytower shares her original short story of a young Irishman who is adrift in the world, until he discovers he has a gift for sharing stories.  

The tale includes sections of several poems by W.B. Yeats, Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet and playwright whose work formed a clear link between the Romantic and Modern eras. His strong nationalism appeared in his poetry through the recurrent themes of Irish mythology and folklore. 

Cale presents both the story, and more of Yeats' poetry, live on Stream.
https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY March 4th at 7pm: WORLD OF PTAVVS by Larry Niven

by Larry Niven -
WORLD OF PTAVVS

 statue of indeterminate age found on the sea floor turns out to be a time stasis field containing a space traveller from the far past.  An attempt to break that field results in disaster.

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, March 3rd at 1:30pm: TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes

The Marriage of Mary Russell, concludes.

So it's fixes: Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes are to wed in a church-conducted ceremony, in the family chapel. There’s just the small issue of ownership: the house (and chapel) is not exactly his, and he is most definitely not welcome there. Of course, such obstacles have never deterred Sherlock Holmes before, and they certainly won’t keep him from concocting an elaborate scheme to evade angry dogs and armed butlers—all in the name of wedded bliss.

TODAY: Part Two.  This week with Da5id Abbot, Savannah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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, March 3rd, 1:30pm:  TEA TIME with Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes. the conclusion of Laurie R. King's short story "The Marriage of Mary Russell" with Da5id Abbot, Savanah Blindside, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower, live on stream in the Library's Fireside Room (Downstairs).

*MONDAY, March 4th, at 7pm:  Larry Niven's WORLD OF PTAVVS begins with Gyro Muggins

*TUESDAY, March 5th at 7pm: THE STORYTELLER'S PATH. an original story presented by Caledonia Skytower (Plus a bonus: a few poems by W.B. Yeats, time permitting.)

*WEDNESDAY, March 6th at 7pm:  Selections from THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS with Faerie Maven-Pralou.

*THURSDAY, March 7th:

   ~ at 7pm: BEYOND THE VEIL, a story from Ancient Ireland with Shandon Loring. (Also in Kitely!  Find teleport from the main Seanchai World grid.kitely.com:8002:SEANCHAI)

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

MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT:  We'll be presenting Sherlock Holmes Greatest Hits at Sunday Tea Times in March and April. YOU can help us decide which four out of fifty six stories we'll present (we've made it easier, we've already narrowed it down to a list of ten).  Let your voice be heard - vote today!  https://goo.gl/forms/wg352iqmZ7Gc3Wgm1



OUR THANKS For all the support, the "pluses" and the comments over the years on Google+. Our last posting was on February 28th, in anticipation of Google ratcheting down the service to its closing in April. As of March 1, we will no longer be posting in Google+ or maintaining either the Seanchai Library Community, or Hypergrid Events. 

All sessions held at the Seanchai Library in Second Life unless otherwise indicated. 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