Tales from Imagination Island and beyond

The Seanchai Library will be presenting another round of stories and readings in Voice this week. I missed putting out an advanced notice last week as I was going around in ever decreasing circles at the start of the week, so missed being able to cover the first part of a couple of the presentations on offer.

As always, all times SLT, and unless otherwise stated, events will be held on the Seanchai Library’s home on Imagination Island.

Sunday 11th November, 18:00 – Peter Pan

Illustration from “Peter and Wendy” by James Matthew Barrie, Published 1911 by C. Scribner’s Sons, New York

Caledonia Skytower presents the second (of 6) readings of novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie’s most famous work.

While Peter Pan first appeared in another of Barrie’s works, The Little White Bird, written for adults in 1902, it was in the 1904 stage play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up in which he first came to widespread public attention. The play was later expanded upon by Barrie to form the 1911 novel, Peter and Wendy, which later became Peter Pan and Wendy and, eventually, simply Peter Pan.

Both the stage play and the novel tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook.

This part of the tale will be told at Magicland.

Monday 12th November, 19:00 – Kite Fighters

Cover of The Kite Fighters, first edition

Gina Pralou-Maven presents a riveting narrative set in fifteenth-century Korea.

Seoul, Korea, 1473. Lee Young-sup and his elder brother, Kee-sup share a bond through their love of kites, Young-sup flying them and Kee-sup in making them. However, their father, a rice merchant, has designs on the family’s fortunes by having Kee-sup become a court official, forcing him to study for the position when Kee-sup would rather be making kites for his brother…

Linda Sue Parks’ The Kite Fighters is a touching and suspenseful story, filled with the authentic detail and flavor of traditional Korean kite fighting mixed with the pressures of upholding family traditions, brings a remarkable setting vividly to life.

Tuesday 13th November, 19:00 – More Steampunk Stories

Stories with a distinctive Steampunk theme, brought to one and all by the Seanchai Ladies.

Wednesday 14th November, 19:00 – Peter Pan

Caledonia Skytower continues the story of Peter’s adventures with Wendy and The Lost Boys as she returns to the Seanchai Library to read part three of this six-part retelling of J.M. Barrie’s classic.

Thursday 15th November, 19:00 – Letters from Home

With Shandon Loring.

Sunday 18th November, 10:00 – To  the Moon!

Join Seanchai Library’s founder, Derry McMahon and her partner, Bear Silvershade at the Fruit Islands Plantetarium for tales of space and time to spark the imagination.

2 thoughts on “Tales from Imagination Island and beyond

    1. That’s often my regret…and then I compond it by stopping up with the intention of attending an event … and either get side-tracked or end up dozing off where I sit…!


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