THURSDAY NOVEMBER 23rd at 10am: ALICES 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

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WEDNESDAY, November 22nd at 7pm: A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT Continues

1889 frontispiece by Daniel Carter Beard
Mark Twain,  American humorist wrote  A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself, severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.

Caledonia continues selections from the novel tonight, live in voice.

In Second Life
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In Kitely
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TUESDAY, November 21st at 7pm: HOLD FOR CRAP!

There is no one quite like R. Crap Mariner.

We mean that in a GOOD way!  Yes, always as unique as he is irascible, Crap Mariner made a vow that he would write one 100w story a day until he died.  He's not dead yet.  Sometimes hysterical, sometimes intense, always thought provoking. Come and share an hour of crap banging thoughts, ideas, and whimsies on the table to see what makes them tick.

Original 100 word stories by Crap Mariner, very much live in voice.
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MONDAY November 20th at 7pm: THE ALIEN DARK

THE ALIEN DARK
- by Diana G. Gallagher 1990 -
Cat-like aliens' plans to colonize a distant solar system may be ruined when they discover there might be intelligent life already there.

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

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

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, all events in Voice.


*Sunday, November 19th, at 6pm:  MAGICLAND STORYTIME: Pooh Bear Favorites with Caledonia Skytower onstage at The Golden Horseshoe, Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, November 20th, at 7 pm:  Diana Gallagher's ALIEN DARK begins  with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, November 21st, at 7 pmHOLD FOR CRAP!  Original 100w Stories with Crap Mariner

*Wednesday, November 22nd, at 7 pm: Selections from Mark Twain's  A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving) at 10am: A Seanchai Library tradition - ALICE'S RESTAURANT MASSACREE  with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

November 25th: DICKENS ARRIVES  
ON LEA 7
Click Here to review the emerging schedule of events

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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for October - December,  Habitat for Humanity - bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY November 16th at 7pm: GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (part two)

"Love. Betrayal. Destiny."
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Graveyards, poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil - whew!! Hold on to your hats and glasses folks, this is one wild ride! Orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham , and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker. Book: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens

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WEDNESDAY, November 15th at 7pm: UNCOMMON TYPE (Change of Plan!)

CHANGE OF PLAN ... we previously announced tonight's session as selections from Robert Aspirin's Myth Adventures.  But Kayden has come upon something else that he's just busting to share, so Kayden presents . . .

Uncommon Type

by Tom Hanks

Do people still use typewriters? Of course they do, and one of our most beloved actors, Tom Hanks, collects them.  He also writes short stories about typewriters in his book, "Uncommon Type: Some Stories".  He loves how a typewriter makes your words permanent. A character in one of his stories says, "Make the machine a part of your life. Typewriters must be used. Like a boat must sail. What good is a piano you never play?" Join us for "These are the Meditations of my Heart" about a young woman who finds hope in a junked typewriter, and "Steve Wong is Perfect" about a guy who bowls three perfect games and wishes he hadn't.

Live in voice,
In Second Life at 

hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/138/34/25

TUESDAY, November 14th at 7pm: A Selection from A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT

1889 frontispiece by Daniel Carter Beard
In Mark Twain's 1889 novel, a Yankee engineer from Connecticut is accidentally transported back in time to the court of King Arthur, where he fools the inhabitants of that time into thinking that he is a magician, and soon uses his knowledge of modern technology to become a "magician" in earnest, stunning the English of the Early Middle Ages with such feats as demolitions, fireworks, and the shoring up of a holy well. He attempts to modernize the past, but in the end he is unable to prevent the death of Arthur and an interdict against him by the Catholic Church of the time, which grows fearful of his power.

The American humorist wrote the book as a burlesque of Romantic notions of chivalry after being inspired by a dream in which he was a knight himself, severely inconvenienced by the weight and cumbersome nature of his armor.

Caledonia shares selections from the novel's early chapters, live in voice.

MONDAY November 13th at 7pm: THE ALIEN DARK

THE ALIEN DARK
- by Diana G. Gallagher 1990 -
Cat-like aliens' plans to colonize a distant solar system may be ruined when they discover there might be intelligent life already there.

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

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

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries


*Monday, November 13th, at 7 pm:  Diana Gallagher's ALIEN DARK begins  with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, November 14th, at 7 pmSelections from Mark Twain's  A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 15th, at 7 pm: Robert Lynn Aspirin's MYTH ADVENTURES with Kayden Oconnell (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

*Thursday, November 16th
~ at 7pm: Charles Dicken's GREAT EXPECTATIONS ~ Part 2 with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

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





IN TWO WEEKS:
DICKENS ARRIVES 
ON LEA 7

Click Here to review the emerging schedule of events

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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for October - December,  Habitat for Humanity - bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY November 9th at 7pm: GREAT EXPECTATIONS by Charles Dickens (part one)

"Love. Betrayal. Destiny."
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Graveyards, poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil - whew!! Hold on to your hats and glasses folks, this is one wild ride! Orphan Pip discovers through lawyer Mr. Jaggers that a mysterious benefactor wishes to ensure that he becomes a gentleman. Reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham , and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella, he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a young woman, and has made her charge into a warped, unfeeling heartbreaker. Book: Great Expectations Author: Charles Dickens

Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
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WEDNESDAY, November 8th at 1:30pm: HYPERGRID SAFARI visits Seanchai Library in Kitely


Shandon is always looking for new OAR files in for Seanchai to use in our open metaverse property, in Kitely.  With over 40 regions under Seanchai Library, and even more specific themed areas, you'd think that we'd be full up. But Shandon is relentless.  Come and see the newest environment he has sought out and installed, when Hypergrid Safari visits THE CITADEL high up over the Seanchai Home World.

Caledonia will be there to greet you, and share a selection from Mark Twain's A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT and offer updates on Seanchai's doings in OS.

Time is approximate, Pacific time, and the story is in voice.
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/94/582/1528

TUESDAY, November 7th at 7pm: Selections from TALES FROM THE WHITE HART

Tales from the White Hart is a collection of short stories by science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, in the "club tales" style.

The style and nature of the stories was inspired by the Jorkens stories of the writer Lord Dunsany, whom Clarke admired and with whom he corresponded, a fact humorously acknowledged by Clarke in his introduction to the first Jorkens omnibus volume.

According to Clarke's preface to the book, the book was his third collection of short stories, which were written between 1953 and 1957 in such diverse spots as New York, Miami, Colombo, London and Sydney.

Corwyn Allen shares some selected stories, live in voice.

MONDAY November 6th at 7pm: RECKONING INFINITY

RECKONING INFINITY
- by John E. Stith  -
An accident on a routine orbital shuttle flight entertwines the lives of people.  The results are discoveries not only astronomical, but also very personal.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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

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!
_____________________________________

The Happy Halloween crowd enjoying Late Night on the day itself
All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.

*Sunday, November 5th at 1:30pm: TEA TIME  at Baker Street - Finally!  The conclusion of THE CASEBOOK OF SHERLOCK HOLMES with "The Adventure of the Retired Colourman."

*Monday, November 6th, at 7 pm:  John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY   with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, November 7th, at 7 pmTALES FROM THE WHITE HART with Corwyn Allen

*Wednesday, November 8th, at 7 pm: DARK  - Whew!  We are a little wiped out from all the Halloween frolics, so we are going to take a rest tonight, but we'll be back, in both SL & Kitely, next week!

*Thursday, November 9th, at 7pmCharles Dicken's GREAT EXPECTATIONS ~ Part 1 with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

OPENING THIS MONTH ON LEA 7


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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for October - December,  Habitat for Humanity - bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY November 2nd at 7pm: THE SHADOWY THIRD

"A phantasmal judgment"
THE SHADOWY THIRD

the mysterious tale of a Miss Margaret Randolph, a young nurse who was hired to be a private nurse for the invalid wife of the very famous Dr. Maradick. While in this employ, Miss Randolph perceives the flickers of ghosts and starts to unweave the secrets that bind them all together in the Doctor's web.
Book: THE SHADOWY THIRD Author: Ellen Glasgow

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AND DON'T FORGET!  @9PM - SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore!


WEDNESDAY, November 1st at 7pm: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS ~ "Day of the Dead"

Día de los Muertos is a time-honored holiday with deep cultural roots. The traditional Mexico and in many places throughout the United States, Día de los Muertos and its rituals date back thousands of years, where it was celebrated by the Olmec, Toltex, Mexika, and Maya. Poets and authors have commemorated Día de los Muertos by writing about childhood memories, their families - living and dead, and the foods and traditions associated with the holiday.
commemoration, celebrated in

“Terra-cotta shrines for loved ones
Who died to hurt us. We rehearse
Their tunes & display their favorite
Colors in a labyrinth of unwinding rooms…”
see more at http://ucipoets.blogspot.com/2005/09/dia-de-los-muertos.html

~ Poet, Yusef Komunyakaa


Caledonia shares some selected stories and poetry tonight, live in voice.
In Second Life at 
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/138/34/25

TUESDAY, October 31st: TRICKS? OR TREATS? Happy Halloween!


Are you ready?  It is THE DAY!  The spooky culmination of the entire month.

Join us for two session for All Hallows:

@ 7PM - HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS
What could be more normal than Halloween night at Hogwart's School of Witchcraft and Wizardry?  Well, if you are Harry Potter and a fully grown mountain troll is involved, there might be a whole lot more than butter beer in the cards.  Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

@ 9PM - HALLOWEEN LATE NIGHT - Ghost Stories 
Seanchai Library Chief Storyteller, Shandon Loring, with Kayden Oconnell bring masterful tales of haunts and spooks to Haunted Holly Kai, in a special late night session, live in voice.

Both sessions will take place in the special Haunted Holly Kai, high above Art Hill.

MONDAY October 30th at 7pm: RECKONING INFINITY

RECKONING INFINITY
- by John E. Stith  -
An accident on a routine orbital shuttle flight entertwines the lives of people.  The results are discoveries not only astronomical, but also very personal.
PRESENTED IN LIVING VOICE BY GYRO MUGGINS
at SEANCHAI LIBRARY in SECOND LIFE

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

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!
_____________________________________

Let the MAD RUMPUS Begin!
All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.

*Saturday, October 28th:
        ~ at Noon: TALES & TUNES OF THE HAUNTING SEASON ~ Scary stories for H.P. Lovecraft! Are you mad?!  If you know your Lovecraft, then you know that madness might very well be involved.  What better time of year to share Lovecraft and Lovecraftian tales.  Seanchai Library and Friends bring selected works to the Innsmouth Opera House, live in voice. BYOS = Bring your own Scream.  The amazing Wald Schridde follows with haunting music at 2pm. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Innsmouth/87/82/47



        ~ at 3:30pm: VICTORIAN GHOST STORIES at The Time Portal Victorian Zone. Frankenstein, Dracula, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde - so many great works of gothic fiction penned and popular during the Victorian era.  Seanchai Library and Friends bring selections from these, and similar works, to the Time Portal in the spirit of the season, live in voice. http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Time%20Portal/201/223/1927

*Sunday, October 29th:
 ~ at NOON: THE GREAT BOO! at Holly Kai - Seanchai Library and Friends gather round the autumnal fire to share ghostly adventures -  tales of the weird and unexplained.
@ 2pm - DJ Joy Canadeo rocks the terrestrial plain, and the "beyond" with great tunes among the spirits.  Grab a ghostly friend and join in the dance! Both events benefit Feed-a-Smile, Kenya and will be held in the specially rezzed "Haunted Holly Kai" courtesy of Pandemonium.
Stories in voice, music on stream, at Haunted Holly Kai

 ~ at 6pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME - Caledonia with Selections from "The Graveyard Book" live at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, October 30th, at 7 pm:  John E. Stith's RECKONING ETERNITY   with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, October 31st:
~  at 7 pm: HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS with Caledonia Skytower

~  at 8:30 pm: HALLOWEEN LATE NIGHT , spooky tales with Shandon and Kayden, including a special presentation of The Fall of the House of Usher.


*Wednesday, November 1st, at 7 pm: DIA DE LOS MUERTOS with Caledonia Skytower - tales of celebration and family. (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, November 2nd: 
    ~ at 7pm:  Ellen Glasgow's THE SHADOWY THIRD with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

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



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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions are welcome to join us in donating to our featured charity for October - December,  Habitat for Humanity - bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY October 26th at 7pm: TRUE LIFE GHOST STORIES


"strange happenings and ghostly 'stay-behinds'"
TRUE LIFE GHOST STORIES

What exactly is a ghost? Something people dream up in their cups or on a sickbed? Far from it. Ghosts - apparitions of "dead" people or sound associated with invisible human beings - are the surviving memories of people. They are people who have not been able to make the transition from their physical state into the world of spirits. They are the souls we will visit with tonight at the Seanchai Library.

Book: True Ghost Stories Author: Hans Holzer

At Octoberville in SL http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Topaz/194/90/35 
and in Kitely at hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/149/129/29

WEDNESDAY, October 25th at 7pm: SOMEWHERE IN MY MIND THERE IS A PAINTING BOX

Aoife Lorefield reads Charles de Lint’s 2002 short story spin-off from his The Cats of Tanglewood series, and first published as a part of The Green Man: Tales from the Mythic Forest, edited by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling

In this tale, Lillian, the protagonist from Cats is now in her mid-teens and hungry for her life to broaden; she longs to be an artists, but has neither the money nor training to achieve her desire. Then, whilst wandering in the forest one day, she discovers a paint box, long abandoned. Examining it, she recognizes the name on one of the panels with the box as that of  an artist famed for his pieces depicting the forest, but who disappeared years earlier, along with his apprentice.


Later, Lillian encounters the artist’s apprentice, looking not a day older than when he and the artists vanished. He tells her a tale of their having crossed into another realm, and her past experiences with magic allow her to accept the story. That world, the apprentice explains, is so beautiful neither he nor the artist wanted to return – and Lillian finds herself on the tip of a bittersweet voyage of discovery.

Aoife Lorefield, live in voice.

In Second Life at 
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/138/34/25

TUESDAY, October 23rd at 7pm: The Exciting Conclusion of THE WATER MIRROR


Two apprentices, Merle and Serafin, overheard a plot to capture the Flowing Queen and render the city of Venice defenseless. And while no-one actually knows what the Queen looks like, they set out to protect and / or rescue her. In doing so, they must ally themselves with the Ancient Traitor and journey into the realm of Dark Reflections…

Faerie Maven-Pralou presents the exciting conclusion of Kai Meyer's unique adventure, live in voice.

In Second Life at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

In Kitely at hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/104/640/1521