The week at Holly Kai Park: October 1st-6th 2017

Seanchai Library at Holly Kai Park

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, October 1st  Friday, October 6th.

Sunday, October 1st  1:30pm: Tea Time at Baker Street

The pages of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927, are once again opened for another tale from the diaries of Dr. John Watson…

This week: The Adventure of the Lions’s Mane.

Seanchai Library.

Monday, October 2nd 7:00pm: Reckoning Infinity

Gyro Muggins reads John E. Stith’s alien first contact story, once described as “Rendezvous with Rama meets James and the Giant Peach“!

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, October 3rd 7:00pm: Monsters of the Midwest

Join Kayden Oconnell for tales of bigfoot, werewolves and other legendary creatures! They are all absolutely true … except the ones that aren’t …

Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, October 4th

4:00pm: Wednesday with G Winz

Get over the mid-way hump with 90 minutes of music, dance and conversation as Caitinara Bar hosts our regular mid-week session with Gerrard Winstanley.

Caitinara Bar.

7:00pm The Water Mirror

Faerie Maven-Pralou reads Kei Meyer’s tale of magic.

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, October 5th

7:00pm: From the Shadows

Shandon Loring  reads selctions Shadows is a series of eleven horror anthologies edited by Charles L. Grant and published by Doubleday between 1978 and 1991. This week:  Mrs Clendon’s Place by  Joseph Payne Brennan, and The Haunting by Susan Casper, both of which appeared in Shadows 7 in 1984.

Seanchai Library.

9:00pm: Seanchai Late Night

Contemporary science fiction with Finn Zeddmore.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, October 6th 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy

Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at the *new look* Caitinara Bar!

Caitinara Bar.

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The week at Holly Kai Park: September 25th-29th 2017

Smooth Fridays with Joy Canadeo at Caitinara Bar

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 17th.

 

Monday, September 25th 7:00pm: A Wizard of Earthsea

Gyro Muggins reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s first Earthsea Cycle.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, September 26th 19:00: Monsters of the Midwest

Join Kayden Oconnell for true tales of bigfoot, werewolves and other legendary creatures!

 

Wednesday, September 27th

4:00pm: Wednesday with G Winz

Get over the mid-way hump with 90 minutes of music, dance and conversation as Caitinara Bar hosts our regular mid-week session with Gerrard Winstanley

Caitinara Bar.

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

Corwyn Allen reads Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, September 28th 19:00 Kiss Me Again, Stranger

Shandon Loring  reads Daphne du Maurier’s tale of a lonely young man and his femme fatale.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, September 29th 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy

Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at the *new look* Caitinara Bar!

Caitinara Bar.

The week at Holly Kai Park: September 17th-22nd 2017

Pirate Sunday at Holly Kai Park with Seanchai Library

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, September 17th and Friday September 22nd 2017.

Sunday, September 17th: Pirate Sunday!

A special event to mark International Talk Like a Pirate Day, 2017.

13:00: Pirate Tales

Take the teleport up to Seanchai Library’s pirate cove, where Kayden Oconnell, Aoife Lorefield, and Caledonia Skytower will regale you with tales of the skull and crossbones, cutlasses, treasure and more from the wild days of yore on the high seas!

Seanchai Library.

14:30: Pirate Dance

Those enjoying the tales are invited to teleport down to The Pavilion at Holly Kai Park, which has been specially transformed into the Pirate Docks, where the music will flow for two hours and everyone (and their friends! Invite the all!) can dance the time away, quaff the grog, walk the decks (or plank!), shiver their timbers – and even fire off a cannon or two!

And if have a boat, why not sail over and enjoy the fun!

The Pavilion.

Pirate Sunday benefits Feed a Smile, supporting a school in Kenya founded and run by Brique Topaz  16 years ago through her German-based Live and Learn in Kenya charity. 100 Lindens equals approximately 30 cents in real world currency, which pays for one child’s meal. One third of all money raised for each month’s food budget is collected through donations made in Second Life – so, that’s another reason to come along!

** Pirate fancy dress to both these events strongly encouraged! **

Monday, September 18th 7:00pm: A Wizard of Earthsea

Gyro Muggins reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s first Earthsea Cycle.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, September 19th: International Talk Like a Pirate Day

19:00: “George Was A Pirate…”

Selected adventures from R. Crap Mariner’s “George Canon” of 100-word stories (aka “drabbles”). With Corwyn Allen, Faerie Maven-Pralou, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower.

21:00: Meteor Mags – Hang My Body on the Pier

An original tale for a special “Late Night” on this special day, presented by the author, Matthew Howard.

** Pirate fancy dress to both these events strongly encouraged! **

Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, September 20th

4:00pm: Wednesday with G Winz

Get over the mid-way hump with 90 minutes of music, dance and conversation as Caitinara Bar hosts our regular mid-week session with Gerrard Winstanley

Caitinara Bar.

19:00: Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

Corwyn Allen reads Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, September 21st:

19:00:  PIRATES! – Tom Chist and the Treasure Box

With Shandon Loring.

Seanchai Library.

21:00 Seanchai Late Night

Contemporary Sci-Fi-Fantasy with Finn Zeddmore.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, September 22nd 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy

Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at Caitinara Bar!

Caitinara Bar.

 

September 17th: Pirate Sunday with Seanchai Library!

Second Life – They are dusting off their cutlasses, refreshing their command of “The Code” and getting ready to celebrate an event that marks the beginning of the “High Story Season” for one of Second Life’s oldest spoken word programs –  now in its tenth year.  Seanchai Library will celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day  with Pirate Sunday on September 17th beginning at 1pm at Holly Kai Park, followed by music and dancing across the region at the Holly Kai Park Pavilion.

“Anytime of year is a good time for a story,” said Chief Storyteller, Shandon Loring, ” but Talk Like a Pirate Day really kicks things off. It will be one special theme after another, with a lot of extra demand for stories, from now until a few weeks after St Patrick’s Day.”

Seanchai Library is launching the season in style this week: presenting a schedule littered with swashbuckling tales, and offering its second annual Pirate Sunday featuring 90 minutes of salty adventures live in voice with Kayden Oconnell, Aoife Lorefield, and Caledonia Skytower.  At 2:30pm festivities will shift over to the Holly Kai Park Pavilion (just a teleport away by the on-island system) for music and dancing.  The Pavilion is easily accessible to vessels enjoying the Blake Sea, and residents are invited to sail by and drop in to shake their swashbuckling money-maker.

Pirate Sunday benefits Feed a Smile, supporting a school in Kenya founded and run by Brique Topaz 16 years ago through her German-based Live and Learn in Kenya charity. 100 Lindens equals approximately 30 cents in real world currency, which pays for one child’s meal. One third of all money raised for each month’s food budget is collected through donations in SL at The Lavender Fields where musicians perform in support of the children.

Seanchai Library will follow-up Sunday’s festivities on Tuesday, September 19th (the day itself!) with two back to back story sessions featuring the piratical works of writers active in Second Life.  At 7pm “Pirate George Night” will feature selections from R. Crap Mariner’s canon of 100 word stories – known as “drabble.”  Just over a year ago Mariner began writing pieces which began with the line “George was a pirate, but he wasn’t a very good pirate…” and the rest is history.  Members of the Seanchai staff will bravely share George’s various pirate adventures, selected randomly from the “George stories,” and read “cold” – with no advanced preparation.

At 8:30pm, author Matthew Howard will share an episode from his own canon of works featuring an interstellar female pirate in 2029 – Meteor Mags.  In “Hang My Body on the Pier”, the heroine recalls the exploits of her great-grandmother, who rose from a disguised ship’s boy to a Pirate Queen, connected to the legends by a song.  Author Howard will present the story himself, live in voice.

The Pavilion – come alongside from 2:30pm SLT, the decks will be set for dancing for Pirate Sunday!

About International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Bauer (“Ol’ Chumbucket”) and Mark Summers (“Cap’n Slappy”), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized, and comic view of the Golden Age of Piracy.  According to Summers, the day is the only known holiday to come into being as a result of a sports injury. During a racquetball game between Summers and Bauer, one of them reacted to the pain with an outburst of “Aaarrr!”, and the idea was born.

About Seanchai Library

Seanchai Library (Shawn-a-key, which means “Storyteller” in Irish.) was founded in March of 2008 in Second Life. Thousands of stories, and hundreds of authors later, the program remains dedicated to promoting the power of stories to transform and inspire through live voice presentations: “We bring stories of all kinds to life, in Second Life.” Learn more about the program at Seanchai Library’s website – seanchailibrary.com

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The week at Holly Kai Park: September 10-17th 2017

Seanchai Library at Holly Kai Park

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, September 10th and Sunday, September 17th.

Sunday, September 10th 13:30: Tea Time at Baker Street

Seanchai Library once again opens the pages of The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week: The Adventure of the Creeping Man.

Seanchai Library.

Monday, September 11th 7:00pm: A Wizard of Earthsea

Gyro Muggins reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s first Earthsea Cycle.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, September 12th 19:00: Adventure on the High Seas

Selected adventures to whet your appetite for International Talk Like A Pirate Day with Caledonia Skytower

Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, September 13th

4:00pm: Wednesday with G Winz

Get over the mid-way hump with 90 minutes of music, dance and conversation as Caitinara Bar hosts our regular mid-week session with Gerrard Winstanley

Caitinara Bar.

Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon

Corwyn Allen reads Spider Robinson’s 1999 anthology.

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, September 14th 7:00pm: Blueskin the Pirate

Shandon Loring  reads a short story from Howard Pyle’s Masterpieces.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, September 1st 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy

Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at Caitinara Bar!

Caitinara Bar.

Sunday, September 14th 3:00pm: The Pirates Are Coming!

A special event to mark International Talk Like A pirate Day – ARRRR! On Tuesday, September 19th. Stories from 13:00 and music and dancing from 14:30. Full details to follow!

The week at Holly Kai Park: September 3rd-8th 2017

August Art at the Park

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Sunday, September 3rd and Friday September 8th.

Sunday, September 3rd

1:30pm Tea Time at Baker Street

Tea-time at Baker Street continues with reading from The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, the final set of twelve Sherlock Holmes short stories first published in the Strand Magazine between October 1921 and April 1927.

This week: The Problem of Thor Bridge.

Seanchai Library.

3:00pm Stories at the Park

Event cancelled.

Monday, September 4th 7:00pm: More Than Human

Gyro Muggins reads Theodore Sturgeon’s genre-bending 1953 novel which brings together three of her earlier works   to weave a story about people with extraordinary abilities which can be combined – “bleshed” (itself a blending of “blend” and “mesh”) to make them even more extraordinary.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, September 5th 7:00pm: One Summer, America 1927

Kayden Oconnell reads Bill Bryson‘s look back an a definitive year in America’s history and a time when the country stepped out onto the world stage as the “main event”.

Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, September 6th

4:00pm: Wednesday with G Winz

Get over the mid-way hump with 90 minutes of music, dance and conversation as Caitinara Bar hosts our regular mid-week session with Gerrard Winstanley.

Caitinara Bar.

7:00pm: Calahan’s Crosstime Saloon

Corwyn Allen reads Spider Robinson’s 1999 sci-fi anthology.

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, September 7th

7:00pm: The Last of the Mohicans

Shandon Loring reads the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales.

9:00 Seanchai Late Night

Finn Zeddmore presents contemporary Sci-fi & fantasy!

Seanchai Library.

Friday, September 8th 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy

Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at Caitinara Bar!

Caitinara Bar.

One Additional Week

Art at the Park, featuring the art of Dido Haas, Cecilia Nansen Mode and Jes Mode, Wintergeist and our 3D artist for the month, Diamond Marchant.

Art at the Park.

The week at Holly Kai Park: August 27th-Sept 3rd 2017

Wednesdays with G Winz at Caitinara Bar

Here’s all that is going on at Holly Kai Park between Monday, August 28th and Sunday, September 3rd.

 

Monday, August 28th 7:00pm: More Than Human

Gyro Muggins reads Theodore Sturgeon’s genre-bending 1953 novel which brings together three of her earlier works   to weave a story about people with extraordinary abilities which can be combined – “bleshed” (itself a blending of “blend” and “mesh”) to make them even more extraordinary.

Seanchai Library.

Tuesday, August 29th 19:00: One Summer, America 1927

Kayden Oconnell reads Bill Bryson‘s look back an a definitive year in America’s history and a time when the country stepped out onto the world stage as the “main event”.

Seanchai Library.

Wednesday, August 30th

4:00pm: Wednesday with G Winz

Get over the mid-way hump with 90 minutes of music, dance and conversation as Caitinara Bar hosts our regular mid-week session with Gerrard Winstanley

Caitinara Bar.

7:00pm: Wild at Heart

With Aoife Lorefield

Seanchai Library.

Thursday, August 31st 7:00pm: The Last of the Mohicans

Shandon Loring reads the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales.

Seanchai Library.

Friday, September 1st 4:00pm: Smooth Fridays with DJ Joy

Get your weekend of to a good start in the company of DJ Joy Canadeo, the Joyriders, and 2 hours of music, fun and conversation at Caitinara Bar!

Caitinara Bar.

Sunday, September 3rd 3:00pm: Stories at the Park

This event has been cancelled.

Join us as Seanchai Library and friends present stories and poems inspired by the art of the August exhibition at Holly Kai Park, featuring the work of Dido Haas, Cecilia Nansen Mode and Jes Mode, Wintergeist and our 3D artist for the month, Diamond Marchant.