It’s time to kick-off a new year of story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library, as we move from Christmas to New Year celebrations. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.
Monday January 4th, 19:00: Nobody Bothers Gus
Gyro Muggins presents a 1955 short story by Algis Budrys, who also wrote under the pen names of Frank Mason, Alger Rome, John A. Sentry, William Scarff, and Paul Janvier.
An alienated “superman” with an innate ability to dampen curiosity (and be forgotten) is essentially invisible and therefore unable to participate in society. With no “culture of his own,” he retires to anonymity in the country.
Tuesday January 5th 19:00: Epiphany
Trolley Trollop concludes reading Connie Willis’ Miracle and Other Christmas Stories.
Wednesday, January 6th 19:00: Waiting for Fido
Caledonia Skytower continues a journey through some of the writings of Mj McGalliard, bringing us Waiting for Fido, Stories Told in the Dark Book 1.
The stories to be related in the dark in this case are those nagging tales that won’t go away until you bring them to the light. Waiting for Fido is the story of a couple ready to retire and sail away, almost. There is still the nagging problem of what to do with the family pets…
Thursday, January 7th, 19:00
19:00: Time Travel Stories
With Shandon Loring – Also presented to be presented at Seanchai Kitely and Seanchai InWorldz. Check session post during the week for specific grid locations).
21:00: Seanchai Late Night
with Finn Zeddmore.
News From Seanchai
There are exciting times ahead for Seanchai Library in 2016:
- Some of the Library’s activities will be relocated to LEA 9, which has been granted to Seanchai for the winter and spring months. In particular, the ever popular Tea-time at Baker Street series featuring the stories of Sherlock Holmes will be relocating to a purpose-built set at LEA 9, together with one of the weekly book nights, in order to offer guests a 360-degree visual support for the stories being told
- Seanchai will continue there Explore series in partnership with Tacoma Little Theatre (TLT). Building on the success of Explore the Great Gatsby, and with funding now confirmed, Seanchai will this year focus on the works of Anton Chekhov, in support of TLT’s production of Christopher Durang’s Vania and Sonia and Masha and Spike. The new Explore will be established as a part of Seanchai’s presence in Kitely, and will feature at least one crossover performance between the physical and virtual worlds
- Additionally, Seanchai Library is working with myself to develop an ongoing partnership which will encompass stories and poems written by Seanchai staff and volunteers focused of the art displayed at Holly Kai, and which will be presented in voice at Holly Kai Park as a part of work to bring the art of story telling the park through Stories at the Park.
I’ll be reporting on all of these projects by Seanchai Library as the year progresses.
Please check with the Seanchai Library SL’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.
The featured charity for January / February is Heifer International, working with communities to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth.