SUNDAY - Another Big Day at THE DICKENS PROJECT

@1pm - TEA TIME with Charles Dickens This week we'll be in "Christmas Yet to Come" in the area the insiders refer to as "Redemtpion Square."  We have more from Oliver Twist  to share, and a pivotal chapter from Great ExpectationsPresented live in voice.

Come a few minutes early and you just might catch the Wootmas! delight of the Raglan Shire Tiny Carolers!

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2-4pm - Dancing in "Yet to Come" with DJ Elrik Merlin
In the very midst of the holiday cheer of Redemption Square, we'll spend a wonderful time with Elrik Merlin, as he presents a wonderland of music from his vast resources.

Elrik Merlin has been a Second Life resident for almost 11 years, and a presenter on Radio Riel for over ten. He programmes the station’s Main Stream two days a week, and handles technical aspects of the station along with international music licensing. He also co-hosts Designing Worlds, the popular TV series on design and designers in virtual worlds. He occasionally DJs for friends and good causes.

THIS WEEK at Seanchai Libraries : It's "Carol Week"!

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All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice unless noted.
It's "Carol Week" for Seanchai Library's annual Dickens Project. You can hear Charles Dickens' holiday classic in parts & in its entirety over this seven day celebration. 
All sessions will be at LEA 7
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*Sunday, December 10th at 1pm: TEA TIME with Charles Dickens 

More selections from the works of Charles Dickens. This week in Christmas Yet to Come in "Redemption Square" at The Dickens project on LEA 7.  Look for the teleport panel at the main Landing Point.  Come early to experience the holiday joy of the Raglan ShireTiny Carolers!  Dancing Follows with DJ Elrik Merlin
 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/114/149/21  


*Monday, December 11th, at 2 pm & 7 pm:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Stave One: Marley's Ghost (VT Torvalar 2pm/ Aoife Lorefield 7pm) 

*Tuesday, December 12th,  at 2 pm & 7 pm:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Stave Two: The First of Three Ghosts (Caledonia Skytower 2pm / Faerie Maven & Gina Pralou 7pm)

*Wednesday, December 13th, at 2 pm &7 pm: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Stave Three: The Second of Three Ghosts (Aoife Lorefield 2pm/ Caledonia Skytower & Damien Vectorscope 7pm)

*Thursday, December 14th:

   ~ At 2pm & 7pm: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Four & Five: The Last of the Spirits & The End of It ( Caledonia Skytower 2pm / Shandon Loring 7pm) (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29 @ 7pm)

   ~ 9pm: A SPECIAL DICKENSIAN LATE NIGHT with Caledonia Skytowe

*Friday, December 15th, at 3pm; A CHRISTMAS CAROL, The 90 Minute Adaptation &  Story Tour - taken from the version edited by Charles Dickens himself for public readings during his lifetime. (Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower)


Check out all the events at THE DICKENS PROJECT including Performances by Misfit Dance and Performance Art, Fezziwig's Ball, and which reading sessions are likely to be preceded by the Wootmas Joys of the Raglan Shire Tiny Carolers!

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 (SL) are offered free to all Residents.  Guests at Second Life sessions at the Holly Kai Main Branch 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.

In accordance with Linden Endowment for the Arts rules, there is no on-going tipping at The Dickens Project on LEA 7.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY December 7th at 7pm: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS pt2


" Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers to save Christmas "
 IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
An Out of Time Christmas Novella
part two

At a time when interest in the Christmas holiday was waning, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and inspired the world. But now, history is changing, and the book is never written. When the Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers Simon and Elizabeth Cross to "save Christmas," they think he's joking. But it's anything but a laughing matter. Simon and Elizabeth must go back to 1843 London and convince Dickens to write his endearing story, or the Christmas holiday we all know and love will cease to be--forever.

Book: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Author: Monique Martin ISBN: 978-1539539681



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WEDNESDAY, December 6th at 7PM: Selections from SECRETS OF A CHRISTMAS BOX

Enter the magical festive world of the Christmas ‘Tree-Dwellers’, as Larry, a Christmas snowman, wakes up after the long sleep in the Christmas box, to find his brother is missing.

Desperate to find him before Christmas, Larry, along with his girlfriend Debbie, a newcomer Splint, and Larry’s companion Tinsel, break the laws of the ‘Tree-Elders’ and escape down the tree and away into the house, to look for clues.

Away from the safety of the tree and in an unfamiliar world, the Dwellers stumble upon a dark and sinister secret that threatens their entire world. Can Larry and the group make it back to the tree in time to warn the others, and finally uncover the truth behind the Secrets of a Christmas Box?

Caledonia shares a selections live in voice.

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Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

TUESDAY, December 5th at 7PM: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TALES

Andersen's fairy tales, of which no less than 3381 works have been translated into more than 125 languages, have become culturally embedded in the West's collective consciousness, readily accessible to children, but presenting lessons of virtue and resilience in the face of adversity for mature readers as well. Some of his most famous fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling", "Thumbelina", and many others. His stories have inspired ballets, plays, and animated and live-action films.

Faerie and Gina share selections of Andersen's prodigious works, live in voice.

MONDAY December 4th 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

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SUNDAY: Lots Happening at THE DICKENS PROJECT


@11am - Wald Schridde Live at The Dickens Project: 
Sea Shanties at Christmas Past Docks
Wald began playing medieval, renaissance, and folk music while in high school and college. His love of this music has continued through his adult life. Inspired by the live music scene in SL, Wald dusted off his folk instruments and began performing here in 2014. His repertoire includes folk songs, traditional airs, medieval dances, and renaissance songs, performed with guitar, autoharp, dulcimer, recorders, mandolin, and penny whistle.

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@NOON - ACRL Meeting & Tour 
The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group will meet to tour the Community Virtual Library Resource Center, Dickens Library and "shoppe". The tour is open to anyone interested-jointly sponsored by the American Library Assoc Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

@1pm - TEA TIME with Charles Dickens

This week we'll be in "Christmas Present" at The Three Cripples.  John and Caledonia will share selections of parties that didn't quite go as planned from The Old Curiosity Shop and The Pickwick Papers.

"Mrs. Quip's Tea Party" and "Mr. Bob Sawyer's Bachelor Party", live in voice.

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Image by Inara Pey
2-4pm - Dancing in "Present" with DJ Dano Bookmite
Step right outside The Three Cripples and join in for two hours of eclectic holiday music and entertaining company in the Camden Town area of Christmas present, as DJ Dano Bookmite spins tunes to make you feet move, despite themselves.

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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Check out events at THE DICKENS PROJECT including Wald Schridde Live, Sunday at 11am

All times Pacific Time, story events in Voice.

*Sunday, December 3rd at 1pm: TEA TIME with Charles Dickens - More selections from the works of Charles Dickens. This week in Christmas Present near the Three Cripple's pub at The Dickens project on LEA 7.  Look for the teleport panel at the main Landing Point.    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/114/149/21  Dancing Follows!


*Monday, December 4th, at 7 pm:  Diana Gallagher's ALIEN DARK Concludes with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, December 5th, 
     ~ at Noon: RUSSELL EPONYN, Poet Laureate of Ce Soir Arts, and gifted musician presents stories, poetry, and songs (on stream) on Church Street at The Dickens Project http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/166/172/25 
     ~ at 7 pm: HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN TALES with Faerie & Gina

*Wednesday, December 6th, at 7 pm: Selections from SECRET'S OF A CHRISTMAS BOX by Steven Hornby with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

*Thursday, December 7th, at 7pmMonique Martin's IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Concludes with Shandon Loring on Church Street at The Dickens Project http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/166/172/25 (also presented in Kitely hop://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.  
                _____________________________________________________


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 30th at 7pm: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS pt1


" Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers to save Christmas "
 IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS
An Out of Time Christmas Novella
part one

At a time when interest in the Christmas holiday was waning, Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol and inspired the world. But now, history is changing, and the book is never written. When the Council for Temporal Studies asks time travelers Simon and Elizabeth Cross to "save Christmas," they think he's joking. But it's anything but a laughing matter. Simon and Elizabeth must go back to 1843 London and convince Dickens to write his endearing story, or the Christmas holiday we all know and love will cease to be--forever.

Book: IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS Author: Monique Martin ISBN: 978-1539539681


Join us in Second Life and Kitely
                                                                    
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WEDNESDAY, November 29th at 7PM: More from Tom Hank's UNCOMMON TYPES

Kayden shares more selected stories ...
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".  

 In "Christmas 1953", Hanks brings us into a warm Christmas Eve family gathering of Virgil Beuell, a World War II veteran who can't shake his war memories of ten years earlier, and in "Our Town Today with Hank Fiset," we see New York through the eyes of a small town columnist.

Live in voice,
In Second Life at 

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

MONDAY November 27th 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

SUNDAY, November 26th at 1PM: TEA TIME with Charles Dickens


Come join us for the opening events at "The Dickens Project" as we share distinctly un-holiday stories in "Christmas Past." 

Bryn Taleweaver will start us off with Dickens' ghostly The Signal-Man. The railway signal-man of the title tells the narrator of a ghost that has been haunting him. Each spectral appearance precedes a tragic event on the railway on which the signalman works. When there is danger, his fellow signalmen alert him by telegraph and alarms. Three times, he receives phantom warnings of danger when his bell rings in a fashion that only he can hear. Each warning is followed by the appearance of the spectre, and then by a terrible accident.

Caledonia and Kayden will follow up with Chapter 2 from Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens's second novel, it was first published as a serial 1837–39. The story centers on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. After escaping, Twist travels to London, where he meets "The Artful Dodger," a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin.

Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid--19th century.  In this early example of the social novel, Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The tale was among the early success that built Dickens' reputation as a popular author.

Stories told in voice, and followed from 2-4pm by "Dancing in Past" with DJ Dano Bookmite.
At the Docks in the "Christmas Past" area of The Dickens Project on LEA 7

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 Dickens Project 2017 Edition is open on LEA 7
All times Pacific Time, all events in Voice.

*Sunday, November 26th at 1pm: TEA TIME with Charles Dickens - Two selections from the works of Charles Dickens: The Signal-Man (1866), and a selection from Oliver Twist (1837-39) presented by Bryn Taleweaver, Kayden Oconnell & Caledonia Skytower in the Christmas Past Docks at The Dickens project on LEA 7.  Look for the teleport panel at the main Landing Point.    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/114/149/21  Dancing Follows!


*Monday, November 27th, at 7 pm:  Diana Gallagher's ALIEN DARK continues  with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, November 28th, at 7 pm: STORIES OF INSPIRATION by Isaac Bashevis Singer  with Caledonia Skytower

*Wednesday, November 29th, at 7 pm: More from Tom Hank's UNCOMMON TYPES with Kayden Oconnell (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

*Thursday, November 30th, at 7pmMonique Martin's IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29)

A street in "Christmas Present" at The Dickens Project on LEA 

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 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.

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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