Friday, May 29, 2015

SATURDAY, May 30th at NOON ~ Seanchai InWorldz: THE RELUCTANT DRAGON

Author Kenneth Grahame's (best known for The Wind in the Willows) most popular short story of all time.  It's all about perception.  I dragon is discovered on the Downs, and so he must be eradicated.  BUT, what if he hasn't done anything? What if he wants to make friends, settle down, write poetry?

"Oh, dear!" cried the boy, "I wish you'd try and grasp the situation properly. When the other people find you out, they'll come after you with spears and swords and all sorts of things. You'll have to be exterminated, according to their way of looking at it! You 're a scourge, and a pest, and a baneful monster!"


"Not a word of truth in it," said the dragon, wagging his head solemnly. "Character'll bear the strictest investigation. And now, there's a little sonnet-thing I was working on when you appeared on the scene--"

Enjoy this delightful tale live in voice at Seanchai Inworldz with Caledonia Skytower and Shandon Loring.
 (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Thursday, May 28, 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!
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Our new home at Bradley University

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.








Saturday, May 30th at Noon SEANCHAI InWorldz: Kenneth Grahame's THE RELUCTANT DRAGON with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)

Sunday, May 31st 
 ~ at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street! "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" begins with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower. (Downstiars in the Fireside Room) TODAY: The Adventure of the Cardboard Box"

 ~ at 6pm - MAGICLAND STORYTIME "Thomasina - Part 1"  with Caledonia at the Golden Horsehoe in Magicland Park  http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30

Monday, June 1stat 7pm   PATE DE FOIE GRAS by Isaac Asimov & IF AT FAUST YOU DON'T SUCEED by Zelazny and Shekley with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, June 2nd at 7pm  THE GREAT GATSBY ~ Part Two - Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia continue t F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great American Novel, beginning tonight.

Wednesday, June 3rd 
~ at 6am  FOREVER ERMA: Housewives Lament ~  the Book Belles, Freda Frostbite and Trolley Trollop, share the great humor and wit of everyday life as written by Erma Bombeck, with their guest - Miss Caledonia.


~ at 7pm  THE NIGHT FAIRY with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, June 4th ~ at 7pm - THE NIGHT OCEAN with Shandon Loring 
                             
First Session at Bradley U with Faerie Maven-Pralou
May 28th Dedication and Celtic Tales at our new home at Bradley Univ
Saturday, June 5th ~ at Noon - TBA
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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 featured charity through May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home. We'll be announcing our June-July featured charity shortly.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

THURSDAY May 28th at 7pm: CELTIC FLASH!


CELTIC FLASH TALES!

One hour. One dozen Ancient Tales!
Ireland, Brittany, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Scotland, Wales.
Human, Faery, Animal, Monster.
Join Shandon for Ancient Myths condensed
down to delightful bitesize morsels.

Author: Joan Verniero
ISBN: 978-1579120986
PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in KITELY and in SECOND LIFE
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai


NOTE: We will be dedicating at our new Second Life location today with two sessions (7pm and 9pm) at Bradley University in the CVL's new campus. Come enjoy Finn Zeddmore and SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT at 9pm after CELTIC FLASH.

WEDNESDAY, May 27th at 7pm: THE NIGHT FAIRY

What would happen to a fairy if she lost her wings and could no longer fly? Flory, a young night fairy no taller than an acorn and still becoming accustomed to her wings — wings as beautiful as those of a luna moth — is about to find out. What she discovers is that the world is very big and very dangerous. But Flory is fierce and willing to do whatever it takes to survive. If that means telling others what to do — like Skuggle, a squirrel ruled by his stomach — so be it. Not every creature, however, is as willing to bend to Flory’s demands.

Newbery Medal winner Laura Amy Schlitz ventures into the realm of the classic —  a magnificent adventure.

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in voice

NOTE:  This is our fist session at Bradley University in the CVL's new campus. 
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 27th at 6am: More from FOREVER ERMA

More wit and wisdom form the pen of the late Erma Bombeck who published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns, using broad and sometimes eloquent humor, chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife. THIS WEEK: "Housewives Lament"

The Book Belles, Freda Freda Frostbite & Trolley Trollop, are joined by "Guest Belle," Caledonia Skytower, to  share her delights and insights live in voice.

Monday, May 25, 2015

TUESDAY, May 26th at 7PM: THE GREAT GATSY ~ Begins!

"The Great Gatsby" follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's magnum opus, "The Great Gatsby" explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. (Part 1 of 5)

As promised, for those who were not able to get over to Kitely this winter for EXPLORE The Great Gatsby, Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia do an encore presentation, live in voice.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

MONDAY, May 25th at 7pm: MORE SCI-FI SHORT STORIES!

TONIGHT: “The Pathways of Desire” by Ursula K. LeGuin, from the short story collection The Compass Rose.

Anthropologists find an inhabited world that seems just too idyllic to be true.  At first it’s merely boring; then suspicions of its origin begin.

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.
 (1 hour or just a little over).

Saturday, May 23, 2015

SUNDAY, May 24th at 1:30pm: Tea Time at Baker Street!

Team Tea Time begins a new series, moving on to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's next collection of Sherlock Holmes Adventures -  "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes.   TODAY: "Silver Blaze" 

One of the most popular Sherlock Holmes short stories, "Silver Blaze" focuses on the disappearance of the eponymous race horse (a famous winner) on the eve of an important race and on the apparent murder of its trainer. The tale is distinguished by its atmospheric Dartmoor setting and late-Victorian sporting milieu. It also features some of Conan Doyle's most effective plotting, hinging on the "curious incident of the dog in the night-time:"

Gregory (Scotland Yard detective): "Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?"
Holmes: "To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time."
Gregory: "The dog did nothing in the night-time."

Holmes: "That was the curious incident."
Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower live in voice.

Thursday, May 21, 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!
_____________________________________



A lovely crowd for New Voices Potpourri 5-19-15

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Our SL Library will be moving this week along with our hosts, the Community Virtual Library. Last sessions in our current location on Thursday, May 28th

Events at Seanchai Libraries this week - all stories told in open voice, all times Pacific Time.

Saturday, May 23rd at Noon   @ SEANCHAI K ~  STAR WARS SATURDAY: More from THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER with Caledonia and Shandon (grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc)

Sunday, May 24th at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street! "The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" begins with Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell and Caledonia Skytower. (Downstiars in the Fireside Room)

Monday, May 25that 7pm   THE PATHWAYS OF DESIRE by Ursula K. LeGuin  with Gyro Muggins. 

Tuesday, May 26th at 7pm  THE GREAT GATSBY ~ Part One - As promised, for those who not able to attend the sessions at our recent successful EXPLORE: The Great Gatsby Online in Kitely, Corwyn, Kayden, and Caledonia present F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great American Novel, beginning tonight.


Wednesday, May 27th Our Last Day at Imagination Island
~ at 6am  FOREVER ERMA ~  the Book Belles, Freda Frostbite and Trolley Trollop, share the great humor and wit of everyday life as written by Erma Bombeck, with their guest - Miss Caledonia.


~ at 7pm  THE NIGHT FAIRY with Faerie Maven-Pralou

Thursday, May 28th  Our First Sessions at our new home at Bradley University - Stay Tuned for More Info!

~ at 7pm - CELTIC FLASH with Shandon Loring 

~ at 9pm - SEANCHAI lATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore
                             
Saturday, May 30th at Noon SEANCHAI InWorldz: Kenneth Grahame's THE RELUCTANT DRAGON with Shandon Loring & Caledonia Skytower  (https://inworldz/region/Sendalonde/217/144/28)


The Book Belles (+ 1) celebrate the wit and wisdom of the late Erma Bombeck
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All stories in voice and take place at Seanchai Libray on Imagination Island in Second Life, unless otherwise noted. 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 featured charity through May 2015 is Habitat for Humanity (http://habitat.org) with a vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live - a safe and clean place to call home.

Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower

SATURDAY May 23rd at 12pm in Kitely Spaceworld: STAR WARS


STAR WARS
Caledonia and Shandon return to that saga of "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away" with more from THE ADVENTURES OF LUKE SKYWALKER by George Lucas (yes, THAT one!). Another installment from this wonderful novelization of the original film, presented live in voice.

Come by early to explore Spaceworld. All Attendees will receive a free steampunk R2D2 avatar.

Book: STAR WARS - The Adventures of Luke Skywalker
Author: George Lucas
ISBN: 978-0345274762

PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN Kitely
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
 grid.kitely.com:8002/Inis Eirc


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

THURSDAY May 21st at 7pm: MARSH MAGIC


MARSH MAGIC

A powerful mage, a childless, wifeless king, a mysterious woman of the marshes.

Author: Robin McKinley
ISBN: 978-0739402092


PREVIEW: https://goo.gl/zkUBmZ

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE at SEANCHAI LIBRARY
in KITELY and in SECOND LIFE
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Imagination%20Island/46/209/28

WEDNESDAY, May 20th at 7pm: The Conclusion of CHRISTIE'S DETECTIVES


Did you know that Hercule Poirot is one of the few fictional characters ever to be given an obituary in the New York Times?  

In fact, by 1930, Agatha Christie found Poirot "insufferable", and by 1960 she felt that he was a "detestable, bombastic, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". Yet the public loved him and Christie refused to kill him off, claiming that it was her duty to produce what the public liked. That's hard to imagine for a character that populated 33 novels, one play (“Black Coffee”), and more than 50 short stories published between 1920 and 1975.  But Dame Agatha was not the first author to create something that took on a life of its own - ask Sir Arthur Conan Doyle!

Tonight, Cale concludes her explorations of some of Christie's short story adventures with more from Hercule Poirot: "The Adventure of Johnny Waverly" and "Four and Twenty Black Birds."

Live in voice.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

WEDNESDAY, May 20th at 6am: CHILDREN ARE LIKE KITES - More from "Forever Erma"

More wisdom and wit from the immortal pen of the late Erma Bombeck with the Book Belles.

From teaching your daughter to drive to accidentally adopting a neighbor kid, Erma Bombeck really "got" parenthood.

This week Caledonia will make her first appearance as an honorary Belle, joining Freda Frostbite and Trolley Trollop. We promise to make you laugh and cry too.  But don't worry, we're bringing the virtual Kleenex and have the Wet-Dry-Vac handy, just in case.

Presented Live in Voice.


Monday, May 18, 2015

TUESDAY, April 19th at 7pm: NEW VOICES POTPOURRI

Source: palindrome6996, CC BY 2.0, via flickr
Potpourri (poʊ pʊˈri) is a mixture of dried, naturally fragrant plant material, used to provide a gentle natural scent inside buildings, most commonly in residential settings. It is usually placed in a decorative (often wooden) bowl, or tied in small sachet made from sheer fabric.

Tonight we present some new bouquets to our story sachet.  Some voices completely new, some rarely heard on the Seanchai Story Floor before.  Stories, poetry of all kinds in a broadly diverse bouquet of original works, classic works, pets, darkness, receptionists, and light.

Bhelanna BlazeArletta MartianStranger Nightfire, and Trolley Trollop mixed fragrantly, live in voice.