Wednesday, March 4, 2015

THURSDAY, March 5th at 7pm: CELTIC MYTH & MAGICK



CELTIC MYTH and MAGICK
A magical night of ancient Celtic tales...

A wild assortment of Battles, Loves won and lost, 
and Magic from the world of faerie.

Tonight:
History and tales of the Tuatha de Danaan

Books: from Shandon's Library
Editor: Time immemorial
ISBN#: yeah right

PREVIEW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOWhi2oDlbo

PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

AND DON'T FORGET . . . at 9PM ~ SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore - Late Night Science Fiction with a contemporary twist.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

WEDNESDAY, March 4th at 7PM: THE QUIET MAN

It is no secret that one of Caledonia's annual rituals in honor of Saint Patrick's Day, is her yearly reading (sometimes readings) of Maurice Walsh's short story that inspired John Ford to work for over a decade to adapt the story of Sean Kelvin and his Ellen into an academy Award-winning motion picture starring Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne that is beloved by many.

"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."

Presented live in voice.

Monday, March 2, 2015

TUESDAY, March 3rd at 7PM: More from IRELAND: LAND OF POETS

The 2015 edition of Seanchai's celebration of moving poetical Irish voices going back over centuries with Kayden and Caledonia. Some new poems, some old poems, from fresh poems, all thoroughly and completely Irish!

''I am of Ireland,
And the Holy Land of Ireland,
And time runs on,' cried she.
'Come out of charity,
Come dance with me in Ireland."

~ W.B. Yeats

Presented live in voice.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

MONDAY, March 2nd at 7PM: STARSWARM



“Starswarm”
by Jerry Pournelle
1998
  • ISBN: 978-1441785084
“A.I., The Soul in Silicon” The first story Starswarm, by Jerry Pournelle, places an A.I. in a co-starring role. Six year old Kip thinks he can hear a voice in his head; he’s right.  He also thinks his name is Kip.  He’s wrong, and if he doesn’t learn the truth in time, he might be dead wrong.
- part 1 -

Gyro Muggins, Live in voice.

SUNDAY, March 1st at 1:30PM: TEA TIME at Baker Street!

Join Kayden, and Caledonia as they continue at the beginning of the Holmesian canon - "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes"  THIS WEEK: The Five Orange Pips.

A young Sussex gentleman named John Openshaw has a strange story.  It involves mysterious letters received by both his Uncle and his Father containing the text “K.K.K.” and five orange pips.  It was followed, in each case, by the equally mysterious death of both of these men.  Now, almost three years after the death of his father, Openshaw has received a similar missive.  Who is “K.K.K.” and what is the meaning of the five orange pips?

Come find a comfy seat and pour yourself a cuppa and enjoy, presented live in voice.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

SATURDAY, February 28st at 9am in Kitely: VOICE OF THE BEACH


VOICE OF THE BEACH

DARK SPECULATIVE HORRORS
For everyone who wants to believe in possibilities and yet knows that human reality is far more frightening than we choose to admit.

Stories Presented in Voice

Author: William Meikle
ISBN-13: 978-1940658032

PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN KITELY
Seanchai Library Kitely
grid.kitely.com:8002:Seanchai

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!
_____________________________________

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

With Saint Patrick's Day fast approaching, and the Library's 7th Birthday on the way, there's a lot going on - some beginnings, some endings, and all filled with great good stories.
    Saturday, February 28th 
    • at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY   VOICE OF THE BEACH by William Meikle with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
    • at NOON - SEANCHAI 101 Downstairs in the Seanchai Fireside Room with Caledonia: Particpants in this workshop should come with 100 to 120 words from a piece of literature, preferably written by someone else, not memorized and not prepared in any way.  Please remember that we are on a moderate sim when choosing your material.
    • at 2:30pm (approx) @EXPLORESeanchai in Kitely - THE GREAT GATSBY Closing Party - Selections from the novel read over stream, followed by Dancing at Gatsby's Mansion (grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai)
    Sunday, March 1st 
    • at 11am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY   Selections from THE BARD by Morgan Llewellyn with Caledonia Skytower at Seanchai Celtic World (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
    • at 1:30pm - TEA TIME at Baker Street! This week: "The Five Orange Pips"
    • at 6pm  @Magicland Park in SL - MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Leprechauns, Witches & Gold, OH MY! - with Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland (http://slurl.com/secondlife/Bracket/181/57/30)
    Monday, March 2nd
    • at 6am  More from John Stephen's THE EMERALD ATLAS,  with Cata Charisma. 
    • at 7pm  STARSWARM by Jerry Pournelle,  with Gyro Muggins. 
    Tuesday, March 3rd at 7pm - IRELAND: More from the Land of Poets with Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower

    Wednesday, March 4th at 7pm  THE QUIET MAN by Maurice Walsh, with Caledonia Skytower 

    Thursday, March 5th:

    •  at 7pm   CELTIC MYTHS & MAGICK  with Shandon Loring
    • At 9pm   SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT  with Finn Zeddmore


    Saturday, March 7th at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY   THE FAIRY HANDBAG with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
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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 for January - February is Project Children (http://projectchildren.org) teaching and building peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time. We have extended our featuring of Project Children through the week of Saint Patrick's Day in honor of our 7th Birthday.

    Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

    Wednesday, February 25, 2015

    THURSDAY, February 26th at 7pm: PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS


    PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS
    Was Indiana Jones character lifted from the
    adventure pulps of the 1930's? Maybe..
    Come listen to tonight's tale and you decide...

    PEOPLE OF THE PYRAMIDS
    by P.F. Costello - 1941
    Our hero goes on a treasure hunt in the desert, saving a damsel in distress, captured by an evil archaeologist. There are fights in the crowded market, kidnappings, super-technology of the lost race, chases and double-crossings...

    PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

    Read Along at:
    http://www.unz.org/Pub/FantasticAdventures-1941dec-00116


    Tuesday, February 24, 2015

    WEDNESDAY, February 25th at 7PM: THE ISLANDMAN

    Tomas O'Crohan was born on the Great Blasket Island in 1865 and died there in 1937, a great master of his native Irish. He shared to the full the perilous life of a primitive community, yet possessed a shrewd and humorous detachment that enabled him to observe and describe the world. His book is a valuable description of a now vanished way of life; his sole purpose in writing it was in his own words, 'to set down the character of the people about me so that some record of us might live after us, for the like of us will never be again'.

    Caledonia shares selections, live in voice.

    Monday, February 23, 2015

    TUESDAY, February 24th at 7PM: THE CAILLEACH IS BACK!

    In Gaelic mythology  the Cailleach  is a divine hag, a creator deity and weather deity, and possibly an ancestor deity. She is also commonly known as the Cailleach Bhéara(ch) or Bheur(ach). The word cailleach means "hag" in modern Scottish Gaelic, and has been applied to numerous mythological figures in IrelandScotland and the Isle of Man.

    Join the Cailleach for a late winter's telling of one of the great myths of Celtic lands, of the hag, the maiden, and how healing comes to the land through the choice of a young knight. The young Arthur confronts the Black Knight, and the question to be answered is: What do women most desire? 

    Presented live, in voice, by Aoife.

    Sunday, February 22, 2015

    MONDAY, February 23rd: Another Fantasy & Sci-Fi Start to Another Great Week!

    @6AM ~ Cata Charisma continues with more adventures from John Stephens' THE EMERALD ATLAS.

    The Emerald Atlas is the first novel of the children's fantasy trilogy The Books of Beginning by John Stephens. The second book is selling now and is called The Fire Chronicle. The book follows orphan siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma who, following a succession of unsuccessful orphanage dwellings, are transferred to the mansion of Dr. Pym, where they find a magical book that grants the power of moving through time. Upon traveling to the past, they happen across a witch who has enslaved the nearby town in an attempt to find the book, known as the Atlas, that the children possess. As the siblings encounter various magical races in an effort to dispel the witch, Kate discovers that she is intrinsically bound to the Atlas, and that the three children are subject to an ancient prophecy.


    @7PM ~ Gyro begins a new Sci-Fi Adventure: STARSWARM

    Kip has a secret. A young boy who lives with his uncle at Starswarm Station research outpost on planet Paradise, he has heard a voice in his head for as long as he can remember. The voice guides him in all his decisions, helping him through situations with useful information and helpful insight.

    One day, finally daring to ask the voice some tough questions, Kip discovers that his computer scientist parents implanted an artificial intelligence chip in his skull, which connects with a powerful mainframe computer via satellite. He also learns that his parents died under suspicious circumstances. And that his very existence is a well-kept secret that will soon come to light, putting his own life and the whole of outpost Starswarm in grave danger.

    Luckily, he has friends Marty and Lara to help. But are three kids enough to save an entire planet?

    Both Sessions presented live in voice.  All times SLT (i.e. Pacific)

    NEXT SATURDAY: A Workshop by Demand ~ "Seanchai 101"

    Workshop:  Caledonia leads a session for people who are interested in developing, or further refining their existing out-loud reading/recitation skills.  This workshop will be a combination of lecture & example, and individual participation.

    Interested in attending?
    Please come prepared with:
    ~ A functional headset mic, or mic & headset combination that you have tested in advance (Try going to "Voice Echo Canyon" to test)

    ~ A selection, story, or poem that is 100-120w long from a work that you really like.

    ~ An open mind, a patient soul, and listening ears.

    Caledonia covers the basics, from her FOUR BIG LESSONS FOR READERS, to tips on how to choose what to read and how to prepare.  The session will also focus on how to look for key words and use them to make your story more engaging, how to use pace, and how to reflect and amplify plot with you voice.

    RSVP for this session is appreciated, but not required - please send a notecard if you do.

    Saturday, February 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!
    _____________________________________

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

    The Thaw is coming early this week (Tuesday) - at least to Imagination Island in Sl it is.  This weekend is your last chance to enjoy the skating pond and the tuneful croonings of Frank Snownatra!

    And Don't Forget!  Voting for this year's Avi Choice Awards closes February 23rd at 5pm SLT - Consider voting to show your support for Spoken Word Performances in Second Life!  http://avichoiceawards.com/vote-here-the-arts
    Monday, February 23rd: 
    • at 6am  More from John Stephen's THE EMERALD ATLAS,  with Cata Charisma. 
    • at 7pm  STARSWARM by Jerry Pournelle,  with Gyro Muggins. 
    Tuesday, February 24th at 7pm THE CAILLEACH IS BACK! with Aoife Lorefield

    Wednesday, February 25th at 7pm  THE ISLANDMAN byTomas O'Crohan, Selections with Caledonia Skytower 

    Thursday, February 26th at 7pm  -  LOST WORLDS: People of the Pyramids by P.F. Costello,  with Shandon Loring

    Saturday, February 28th 

    • at 9am   @ SEANCHAI KITELY   VOICE OF THE BEACH by William Meikle with Shandon Loring (grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai)
    • at NOON - SEANCHAI 101 Downstairs in the Seanchai Fireside Room with Caledonia: Particpants in this workshop should come with 100 to 120 words from a piece of literature, preferably written by someone else, not memorized and not prepared in any way.  Please remember that we are on a moderate sim when choosing your material.
    • at 3pm (approx) @EXPLORESeanchai in Kitely - THE GREAT GATSBY Closing Party - Selections from the novel read over stream, followed by Dancing at Gatsby's Mansion (grid.kitely.com:8002/EXPLORESeanchai)
    _________________

    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 for January - February is Project Children (http://projectchildren.org) teaching and building peace in Northern Ireland, one child at a time.

    Have questions? IM or notecard Caledonia Skytower.

    Friday, February 20, 2015

    SATURDAY, February 21st at 9am in Kitely: TAMLIN - A Ballad of Faerie


    TAMLIN - a ballad of faerie

    The rescue of Tam Lin by his true love from the Queen of the Fairies
    O I forbid you, maidens a',
    That wear gowd on your hair,
    To come or gae by Carterhaugh,
    For young Tam Lin is there.


    PRESENTED IN LIVE VOICE

    PRESENTED AT SEANCHAI LIBRARY IN KITELY
    Seanchai Library Kitely
    grid.kitely.com:8002:Seanchai