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Saturday, November 8 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Library Out Loud: Bringing Stories and Literature to Life in Virtual Worlds

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Streaming Link:  http://www.ustream.tv/channel/oscc2

Whether role-play, writer’s tools, or discussion groups, virtual worlds are full of stories being born. But is that all that is possible? How could a Library play a dynamic role in bringing literature and stories to vibrant life through the traditional oral presentation? The Seanchai Library was founded in 2008 as a library of the “living word” with the stated objective of connecting people to literature of all kinds: inspiring them to seek out, share, and create stories as a natural necessity of the human experience. With thousands of hours of live voice performance to its credit, Seanchai Library uses a variety of presentational to immersive approaches, utilizing the immediacy and intimacy of live performance teamed with the sense of community possible only in a virtual environment. Come and explore stories with Seanchai, and see how they do it.

Speakers
avatar for Shandon Loring

Shandon Loring

Shandon Loring is a citizen of many virtual worlds, and as the original “Seanchai” at Seanchai Library at its founding in 2008, holds the title “Chief Storyteller.”  With hundreds of hours of virtual world storytelling to his credit, Shandon is well know for his presentations of  Myths and Legends (especially of Celtic origin), Gothic authors such as Joseph Sheridan LeFanu and H.P. Lovecraft, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Caledonia Skytower

Caledonia Skytower

Seanchai (pr. Shawn-a-kee) is a traditional Irish storyteller/historian. Seanchai has produced literally thousands of storytelling events, with varying degrees of immersion, while raising thousands of real US Dollars for over a dozen featured non-profit charities around the world. The Library’s program is dedicated to the idea that stories matter: they help us to make sense of our world, express ourselves, and are an essential part of... Read More →


Saturday November 8, 2014 9:00am - 9:45am
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