Come gather round for fun, contracts and tales, some in just 100 words!

The Seanchai Library will be presenting another round of stories and readings in Voice this coming week, which will see the continuation of two of their serialisations, together with a lot of other goodies.

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

Sunday November 25th

16:00 – Community Virtual Library FUNdraiser

Put on your cute burlesque outfits and get ready to have fun!  We’ll have the poles out for dancing as Gina treats us to fun tunes.  This is a fundraiser for CVL, so be sure to tuck a few lindens in your pocket – you never know if you might need to ‘encourage’ someone to dance by donating to the cause.

Plus…Derry and Bear will have some of their images up for sale – all proceeds going to CVL!

Dancing 16:00-17:00 SLT; art sale 16:00-midnight.

18:00 – Peter Pan, Part 5
Illustration from “Peter and Wendy” by James Matthew Barrie, Published 1911 by C. Scribner’s Sons, New York

Caledonia Skytower presents the fifth (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.

Caledonia will be reading this installment at Magiclands, commencing at 18:00 SLT.

Monday 26th November, 19:00

Caledonia Skytower starts the first part of a reading of All Seated on the Ground, Connie Willis’ 2007 science-fiction novella and winner of the 2008 Hugo Award for Best Novella.

The story follows Meg, a newspaper columnist who has joined a commission studying aliens that have landed on the Denver University campus. The aliens glare at everyone, and allow themselves to be led to various locations, but the commission has no idea how to communicate with them. Following an incident at a local mall during the Christmas shopping season, Meg and a school choir director team up to try to decipher the aliens’ actions before they leave Earth.

Tuesday 27th November, 19:00

Mr. R. Crap Mariner, wit, writer and all-round raconteur visits the Seanchai Library for some of his 100-word stories.

Wednesday 28th November, 19:00

Caledonia Skytower returns to Imagination Island for the final part of Peter Pan.

Thursday 29th November, 19:00

As we approach December and the run-up to Christmas, Shandon Loring hitches a ride on a sleigh drawn by a team of rangifer tarandus to Imagination Island to bring us the first part of The Santa Clause, a “novelisation” of the Leo Benvenuti / Steve Rudnick screenplay from the 1994 film starring Tim Allen.

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