Dickens, aliens and tales for Christmas

Seanchai Library

It’s time to highlight another week of storytelling in Voice by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s home at Holly Kai Park, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, December 3rd, The Dickens Project

11:00: Wald Schridde Live

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.

For The Dickens Project, he’ll be presenting sea shanties at Christmas Past Docks.

More selections from the works of Charles Dickens. This week in Christmas Present near the Three Cripple’s pub at The Dickens Project.  Look for the teleport panel at the main Landing Point. Dancing Follows!

12:00 Noon: ACRL Meeting & Tour

The ACRL Virtual World Interest Group will meet to tour the Community Virtual Library Resource Centre, Dickens Library and “shoppe”. The tour is open to anyone interested-jointly sponsored by the American Library Association Virtual Communities in Libraries Member Interest Group.

13:00: Tea-Time with Dickens

Join Seanchai Library at the Three Cripples pub to hear about parties that didn’t quite go to plan. Namely: Mrs. Quilp’s Tea Party from The Old Curiosity Shop and Bob Sawyer’s Bachelor Party, from The Pickwick Papers.

Monday, December 4th 19:00: The Alien Dark

Gyro Muggins reads Diana G. Gallagher’s one science-fiction novel.

Out of the darkness of interstellar space…

The ahsin bey, a race of catlike beings determined to expand their territory, launch six vessels into deep space to search for an uninhabited world suitable for colonization.

Tahl d’jehn commands the Dan tahlni on a decades long mission to explore the Chai-te system. Studies show that Chai-te’s planets are rich in the resource the ahsin bey need, but will their signal reach their home world in time to launch the colony ship. And what is Tahl to make of the startling discovery of a dead civilization on Chai-te Three?

Tuesday, December 5th

12:00 Noon Russell Eponyn

Stories, poetry, and songs (on stream) on Church Street at The Dickens Project.

19:00 Hans Christian Andersen Tales

With Faerie & Gina.

Wednesday, December 6th, 19:00: 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?

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

Thursday, December 7th 19:00: In Time for Christmas

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.

However, 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.

Shandon Loring concludes reading Monique Martin’s story. Also presented in Kitely (hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/Seanchai/144/129/29).

The Dickens Project

Now in its fifth year, Seanchai Library presents The Dickens Project for Christmas 2017, now open through until December 30th.

Celebrating the work of one of the masters of 19th Century literature, whose humanistic voice continues to be a relevant one in our everyday culture.

Featuring a period setting, performance art, music and – of course – readings from A Christmas Carol, Dickens’ seminal tale for the time of year – and for all of us. Programme schedule.

Visit The Dickens Project.


Please check with the Seanchai Library’s blog for updates and for additions or changes to the week’s schedule.

The featured charity for August and September is Little Kids Rock, transforming lives by restoring, expanding, and innovating music education in schools.


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