TUESDAY, June 27th at 7pm: THE ORDINARY PRINCESS Continues

What does "special" look like anyway?

Curling hair, high cheekbones, lyrical voice, alabaster skin, grace, beauty.  These are the blessings of a storybook princess.  But "Princess Amy" is not your typical storybook princess.  What is unique about her, is that she is completely ordinary and unremarkable.  Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Why, she might just be you or me!

Faerie Maven-Pralou continues M.M. Kaye's The Ordinary Princess, live in voice.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

MONDAY June 26th at 7pm: BOOK OF SKULLS

BOOK OF SKULLS
- by Robert Silverberg -
"Eternal life I offer thee, oh noble born"  These words found in an ancient text by a language student leads four roommates across the country in what promises eternal life for two.... and death for two more.
Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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.


We are in our brand new home at Holly Kai Park!  So be sure and refresh your landmark!   http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

*Sunday, June 25th, at 1:30 pm: OPENING CELEBRATION OF THE NEW SEANCHAI LIBRARY MAIN BRANCH: Tales of Ships, the Sea, and Other Wetness.  The Seanchai Staff presents a buffet of stories and poetry to christen our new SL home.  (90 minutes)



*Monday, June 26th, at 7 pm: Robert Silverberg's THE BOOK OF SKULLS Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, June 27th, at 7 pm: M.M. Kaye's AN ORDINARY PRINCESS with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, June 28th, at 7 pm: This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, June 29th: 

     ~ at 7pm: Herman Melville's MOBY DICK (Part 1) with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

     ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT 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 May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THANK YOU Community Virtual Library & Bradley University

Thank you Community Virtual Library for six great years. We look forward to expanding our efforts together across the grid and across worlds.

And a special thank you to Puglet Dancer who has hosted the CVL, and Seanchai Library, for the past two years.  We honor your generosity and your support.

~Slainte'

A few images from our last week at Bradley U. (with profound apologies to Faerie!)

THURSDAY June 22nd at 7pm: THE SOUTHERN THING

"a rugged, brutal landscape of exquisite beauty"
THE SOUTHERN THING

Stories that demonstrate the tensions between the traditional and the modern, the old and new south, tenderness and violence, man and nature; evoking the heart and soul of this land and its people — men and women inexorably tethered to the geography that defines and shapes them. The focus is regional, but the themes are universal, striking an emotional chord that resonates deep within each of our lives - suspense and myth, hope and heartbreak.

Book: Something Rich and Strange
Author: Ron Rash
plus poetry by Patterson Hood of 'Drive By Truckers'

Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai


WEDNESDAY, June 21st at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues

"Many books we read when we’re young want to teach us lessons about life. True, the things we learn in them can stay with us forever. But lessons can be so dull. Luckily, Kelly Barnhill’s wonderful fourth novel, “The Girl Who Drank the Moon,” educates about oppression, blind allegiance and challenging the status quo while immersing the reader in an exhilarating story full of magical creatures and derring-do."

NYT Times Review "A Novel’s Good Witch Saves a Sacrificial Girl"
by Diana Wagman, October 7, 2016
(Read the rest of the review HERE)

Caledonia continues this years Newbery Medal adventure by Kelly Barnhill, live in voice.

In Second Life
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

In Kitely

TUESDAY, June 20th at 7pm: THE ORDINARY PRINCESS Begins!

Faerie Maven-Pralou begins MM Kaye’s 2002 novel.

In true fairytale style, the seventh princess is blessed with gifts by a host of fairies, but as her father fears, it goes wrong and one slightly bitter fairy ‘blesses’ her with ordinariness.

So no golden curls, stunning beauty and sublime grace for Princess Amethyst Alexandra Augusta Araminta Adelaide Aurelia Anne. Her dark hair and freckles make Amy (no ordinary princess can be called anything else) stop every suitor from pursuing her. She decides to run away and make her own life, away from boring princes and a confined life.

A life in the forest is bliss, but eventually Amy realizes she will need some money, and must find work. So it is that she becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there  – much to everyone’s surprise – she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is!

Faerie Maven-Pralou, live in voice.

MONDAY June 19th at 7pm: BOOK OF SKULLS

BOOK OF SKULLS
- by Robert Silverberg -
"Eternal life I offer thee, oh noble born"  These words found in an ancient text by a language student leads four roommates across the country in what promises eternal life for two.... and death for two more.
Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

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, June 18th: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME with Dad: Gemma's Choice.  The Young Miss has chosen "Just So Stories", and if you have not heard John Morland read these classic Kipling tales, you are in for a genuine treat.
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STROYTIME: More from "The Wind in the Willows." Caledonia at the Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park.  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, June 19th, at 7 pm: Robert Silverberg's THE BOOK OF SKULLS Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, June 20th, at 7 pm: MM. Kaye's THE ORDINARY PRINCESS begins with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, June 21st, at 7 pm: Kelly Barnhill's THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, June 22nd: Our Last Session on Bradley University
   ~ at 7pm: Ron Rash's THE SOUTHERN THING with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

IT HAS BEEN A GREAT 2 YEARS ON BRADLEY UNIVERSITY and a memorable six years with the Community Virtual Library.  Exciting opportunities are on the horizon for both organizations, and we look forward to continuing to support each other in the future.  A special thanks to Puglet Dancer, who has been the Bradley University host for both the CVL and Seanchai Library since 2015. So we bid a fond farewell to our home on Bradley University... 



SEANCHAI LIBRARY'S NEW HOME:  The final story at our Bradley University location will be Thursday, June 22nd with Shandon presenting Ron Rash's THE SOUTHERN THING.  Sunday, June 25th at 1:30pm we will have an opening celebration at our new home on Holly Kai.  Read the Official Press Release here.

In the mean time, visit Holly Kai and watch our progress.    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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 May -July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY June 15th at 7pm: FROM THE SHADOWS - Ghost Stories of the Old West


"Third Thursday Every Month... From The Shadows"
FROM THE SHADOWS
Spirits haunt many of the places of the Old West. And who doesn't love a good spooky story around the campfire? From strange creatures and Native American myths, to tales of dead women and children, some of the grisliest and most spine-chilling ghost stories come from the wild west. Are you brave enough to learn a little history and maybe a ghost story or two?


Tonight:
Ghost Stories of the Old West


Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai

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


WEDNESDAY June 14th at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON

BACK FOR MORE!!
"A young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon"
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Join us in Second Life and Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528


TUESDAY, June 13th at 1pm: More Adventures from THORNTON BURGESS

Faerie delights us with even more charming animal adventures this week!

Thornton Waldo Burgess, naturalist and conservationist, loved the beauty of nature and its living creature so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for daily columns in newspapers.

Many of his outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories. These characters include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Billy Mink, Jerry Muskrat, Spotty the Turtle and of course, Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes.

Presented live in voice.

MONDAY June 12th at 7pm: BOOK OF SKULLS

BOOK OF SKULLS
- by Robert Silverberg -
"Eternal life I offer thee, oh noble born"  These words found in an ancient text by a language student leads four roommates across the country in what promises eternal life for two.... and death for two more.
PART TWO
Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

SUNDAY JUNE 11th: A WONDERFUL DAY FOR STORIES!

We have two unique sessions today, so step right up!

~ 1:30pm THE THIN MAN Concludes
At Seanchai Library's Fireside Room at Bradley University
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

New York, 1932. Nick Charles, a retired west coast private detective, and his wealthy socialite wife, are in the Big Apple for Christmas. They enjoy witty repartee and banter with one another, and Nora is every inch Nick’s match in wit and intelligence.

Things change when Nick is visited by Dorothy Wynant, the daughter of a former client, businessman Clyde Wynant, who has apparently vanished ahead of his daughter’s wedding. Nick reluctantly – and to Nora’s amusement – agrees to find the missing businessman (the titular Thin Man). But what starts as a search for a missing man quickly turns into the hunt for a murderer after Wynant’s secretary is found dead, with all the evidence points to Wynant himself as her killer.


Corwyn Allen, John Morland, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower conclude Dashell Hammett’s 1933 classic, which became the first in a series of films following Nick and Nora’s adventures, as played by the inimitable William Powell and Myrna Loy.

~ 3:00pm "THE CURIO" at KULTIVATE MAGAZINE'S ANNIVERSARY 
On site at "The Curio" Sculpture, at the Celebration on Water Haven

Caledonia Skytower joins Eleseren Brianna with A dyptic of tales based on Ms. Brianna's 2016 virtual sculpture, "The Curio".

When Eleseren created the statue last fall, she  also write a story about "The Curio" in which some 19th Century vacationers come upon its compelling presence deep in the Scandinavian wilderness.  Her story was very much one of observation and supposition, done in the format of a 19th C diary.  She asked Caledonia to consider creating a story from the sculpture's point of view.  And that resulted in the short story "Eternity's Test".  The two stories have only been read together once, and never in the presence of the towering sculpture itself ... until now!


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, June 11th, 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: The Thin Man Concludes with: Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower.

   ~ at 3pm: KULTIVATE MAGAZINE ANNIVERSARY, Caledonia with Eleseren Brianna with A dyptic of tales based on "The Curio", a virtual sculpture.
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/167/42/21

*Monday, June 12th, at 7 pm: Robert Silverberg's THE BOOK OF SKULLS Continues with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, June 13th, at 7 pm: More TALES FROM THORNTON BURGESS with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, June 14th, at 7 pm: This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Continues with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, June 15th: 

     ~ at 7pm: GHOST STORIES OF THE OLD WEST with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

     ~ at 9pm: SEANCHAI LATE NIGHT with Finn Zeddmore


SEANCHAI LIBRARY ON THE MOVE:  The final story at our Bradley University location will be Thursday, June 22nd with Shandon presenting Ron Rash's THE SOUTHERN THING.  Sunday, June 25th at 1:30pm we will have an opening celebration at our new home on Holly Kai.  Read the Official Press Release here.

In the mean time, visit Holly Kai and watch our progress.    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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 May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower

THURSDAY June 8th at 7pm: THE STORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS

"Missouri to California in 10 days"
THE STORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS

Running only 19 months, "The Pony" helped shape this mighty nation
through some of here most crucial months.

Dozens of applicants vied for jobs, eager to accept the death defying rigors they would soon experience. Mark Twain, who saw the Pony Express in action first hand, described the riders as: "... usually a little bit of a man". Though small in stature, their untarnished record proved them to possess the hearts of lions. History would record that they were among the most durable horsemen to ever straddle a saddle.

Book: The Pony Express
Author: Samuel Hopkins Adams


Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528

WEDNESDAY June 7th at 7pm: THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON

"A young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon"
THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON
Every year, the people of the Protectorate leave a baby as an offering to the witch who lives in the forest. They hope this sacrifice will keep her from terrorizing their town. But the witch in the Forest, Xan, is kind. She shares her home with a wise Swamp Monster and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon. Xan rescues the children and delivers them to welcoming families on the other side of the forest, nourishing the babies with starlight on the journey.

One year, Xan accidentally feeds a baby moonlight instead of starlight, filling the ordinary child with extraordinary magic. Xan decides she must raise this girl, whom she calls Luna, as her own. As Luna’s thirteenth birthday approaches, her magic begins to emerge--with dangerous consequences. Meanwhile, a young man from the Protectorate is determined to free his people by killing the witch. Deadly birds with uncertain intentions flock nearby. A volcano, quiet for centuries, rumbles just beneath the earth’s surface. And the woman with the Tiger’s heart is on the prowl . . .

The Newbery Medal winner from the author of the highly acclaimed novel The Witch’s Boy.

Caledonia Skytower, live in voice.

Join us in Second Life and Kitely
                                                                    
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28
http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528



MONDAY June 5th at 7pm: BOOK OF SKULLS

BOOK OF SKULLS
- by Robert Silverberg -
"Eternal life I offer thee, oh noble born"  These words found in an ancient text by a language student leads four roommates across the country in what promises eternal life for two.... and death for two more.
PART ONE
Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

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.


We're pleased to announce that, as of June 1st, Seanchai Library is a Proud Sponsor of Fantasy Faire Radio 


*Sunday, June 4th: 
   ~ at 1:30 pm: TEA TIME MYSTERIES: The Thin Man Part 5 with: Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower.
   ~ at 6 pm: MAGICLAND STORYTIME: The Wind in the Willows continues with Caledonia Skytower at The Golden Horseshoe in Magicland Park  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bracket/180/56/31

*Monday, June 5th, at 7 pm: Robert Silverberg's THE BOOK OF SKULLS Begins with Gyro Muggins

*Tuesday, June 6th, at 7 pm: More TALES FROM THORNTON BURGESS with Faerie Maven-Pralou

*Wednesday, June 7th, at 7 pm: This Year's Newbery Medal Winning Book THE GIRL WHO DRANK THE MOON Begins with Caledonia Skytower (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

*Thursday, June 8th, at 7pm: THE STORY OF THE PONY EXPRESS with Shandon Loring (also presented in Kitely  hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528)

UPDATE ON THE SEANCHAI LIBRARY MOVE:  The final story at our Bradley University location will be Thursday, June 22nd with Shandon presenting Ron Rash's THE SOUTHERN THING.  Sunday, June 25th at 1:30pm we will have an opening celebration at our new home on Holly Kai.  Read the Official Press Release here.



In the mean time, if you want to explore our new digs on your own you don't have to slip in Shandon's pocket of hide under Cale's skirts.  Visit Holly Kai and watch our progress.    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Holly%20Kai%20Estates/215/44/27

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 May - July, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundationraising money and awareness of childhood cancer causes, primarily for research into new treatments and cures, and to encourage and empower others, especially children, to get involved and make a difference for children with cancer.

Have questions? Send a notecard to Caledonia Skytower


THURSDAY June 1st at 7pm: GOLD FEVER - Miner's Tales of the Wild West


"Gold Fever"
Miner's Tales of the Wild West

The typical miner was a bearded young man, dressed in a slouch hat, red long johns, trousers tucked into hlgh-topped boots - he packed a shovel, pick and gold pan. When his dream of easy riches eventually died he often stayed in the West and became a farmer, stockman, tradesman or professional. If married, he sent for his family - if single, he married a daughter of pioneers and started a new family.

The lasting effect of the gold rush was not so much in the individual accumulation of wealth, but in the simple fact that thousands of miners stayed rather than returning home and they helped win the West.


Book: Tales of the Wild West Vol. 9

Author: Rick Steber



Join us in Second Life & Kitely
                                                                    
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http://www.kitely.com/search?q=seanchai
or
hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/108/609/1528


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


WEDNESDAY, May 31st at 7pm: THE 100 WORD PODCAST "DOZENAVERSARY"

Sound the Trumpets!  Crash the Cymbals!  Bring on the Marching Band!


Story writer, story-teller, commentator, raconteur – Crap Mariner is all of these, and more. On May 31st, 2005, after being inspired by both a friend and Woody Allen to write 100-word stories  – or “drabbles” – Crap created the 100-word Story podcast, promising to write a story a day until the day he dies.

Today, 12 years on, Crap is still writing  – and still reading his stories in what is quite probably the longest-running daily podcast of original material in the world.  
Seanchai Library is therefore delighted to host the “dozenaversary” of the 100-word story podcast, with Crap reading more of his stories, which will cover a wide range of topics, just like his podcasts. There might even be a George the Pirate story in there somewhere  Crap Mariner, live in voice.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

TUESDAY, May 30th at 7pm: OLD MOTHER WEST WIND Continues

Welcome to the timeless world of the Green Forest, the laughing Brook, and the Smiling Pool. Here we meet a menagerie of funny and fascinating animal friends: Peter Cottontail, Jimmy Skunk, Reddy Fox, Grandfather Frog and many more.

Many note that Thornton Burgess and Beatrix Potter were writing during the same rough period of time.  They both have characters named "Peter Rabbit" but other than using animal personalities to teach lessons, the similarity ends there.

Potter wrote stories to teach almost cautionary tales about human habits and behavior, using the animals as substitutes for little boys and girls.  Burgess was a naturalist who celebrated the beauties of the natural world and used his animal characters to illustrate lessons about the earth. he wrote about them for 50 years in books and his newspaper column, Bedtime Stories. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books and 15,000 stories for the daily newspaper column. 

Join Faerie Maven-Pralou to hear more from Thorton Burgess’ story.

MONDAY May 29th at 7pm: ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE

ARCHITECTS OF HYPERSPACE
- by Thomas R. McDonough -
A naive lady researcher follows her father's footsteps to a mysterious object in space where as his last transmission says, is "the answer to the question you always asked as a little girl."

Nominated for the Nebula, Hugo, and Locus Awards

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


http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bradley%20University/101/208/28

SUNDAY, May 28th at 1:30pm : TEA TIME MYSTERIES "The Thin Man" Continues

Dashiell Hammett's The Thin Man continues!

This week we have a full house as the stakes get higher, and more confusing in pursuit of Julia Wolf's killer.  Sometimes, it's hard to remember what crime is which.  Corwyn Allen, Kayden Oconnell, John Morland, and Caledonia Skytower present.

Having trouble following the characters various?  Use this list as a handy guide:
Nick Charles: the narrator, a onetime detective, now a lumberman. Humorous, self-possessed, tough, and intelligent, he discovers clues, arranges them, makes deductions, and solves the murders. He then summarizes the whole solution for his admiring wife, Nora.
Nora Charles: Nick’s wife, a woman with a well-developed sense of humor, who finds him fascinating.
Clyde Wynant, the Thin Man: a wealthy, eccentric inventor, once a client of Nick.
Mimi Jorgenson: Clyde’s former wife, a showy blond.
Julia Wolf: Clyde Wynant’s secretary, who is murdered.
Dorothy Wynant: Mimi and Clyde’s daughter, a small, attractive blonde who dislikes her family and who asks Nick to locate her missing father.
Gilbert Wynant: Dorothy’s brother, an odd, extremely inquisitive young man.
Christian Jorgenson, formerly called Kelterman: Wynant’s former associate who, feeling unfairly treated, breaks with him. Although he already has a wife in Boston, Jorgenson bigamously marries Mimi to get his hands on the large divorce settlement Wynant provides for her. Temporarily suspected of Julia’s murder, he finally returns to his legal wife in Boston.
Herbert Macaulay: Clyde’s thieving attorney.
Shep Morelli: a gangster and former friend of Julia who thinks Nick knows what happened to her.
Arthur Nunheim: a former convict who identified Julia’s body.
Guild: a detective.
Harrison Quinn: Nick’s friend.

Live in voice.
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