Dickens Project: VCARA Reads “The Christmas Tree”

VCARA Blog

Published: November 17, 2018 by Alyse Dunavant-Jones

Join VCARA on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6pm SLT (Pacific)  with a festive live voice reading of “The Christmas Tree”, a short story by Charles Dickens.
The reading will take place at the Community Virtual Library’s Dickens Resource Center (SL URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/236/61/21) as part of Seanchai Library’s Dickens Project in Second Life.

The reading will also be simulcast in Zoom: https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/926315807

VCARA members Alyse Dunavant-Jones (MLIS 2018), Bree Theodore (MLIS 2017), Danica Ronquillo (MLIS 2019), and Marie Vans (MLIS 2016) will  host the reading as Victorian ladies, circa 1850. Participants are encouraged to arrive in Victorian-inspired dress.

What is the Dickens Project in Second Life?

Throughout December, Seanchai Libary and its annual Dickens Project celebrates Charles Dickens and the Victorian Era in Second Life. This year, the venue will include Dickens research projects, tours of the historical simulation (inspired by scenes in Dickens’ works), Victorian burlesque performances, the annual Fezziwig ball, Urchins in Dickens’ London (a free play game with optional roleplay), and much more. The celebration will culminate in a full reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol by professional actors.

The Dickens Project opens 11/30/18 at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Region 7 (SL URL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA7/114/149/21), and Seanchai library will release a full schedule in November 2018.


For information about joining VCARA in Second Life, please refer to our VCARA for Newbies blog post. To request an orientation to Second Life and VCARA, please email Dr. Pat Franks (patricia.franks@sjsu.edu). To follow VCARA on social media, check out our VCARA on Social Media page. To visit VCARA in Second Life, use the iSchool Island SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SJSU%20SLIS/45/123/33