Christmas Short Works Collection 2020-ans

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Post by annise » October 16th, 2020, 2:11 am

Christmas Short Works Collection 2020 by Various ( - 0).

Christmas 2020 is coming, so get your thinking caps on and join in this year's collection. If you have any doubts about the PD status or the relevance to this collection, just post and ask
  • Special conditions
    **In order that all may contribute, 2 contributions only per reader please *** ( )
    This will be catalogued on 18th December so that it can be enjoyed from then - and all files will nedd to be PL OK by then to be included so please check your uploaded files before then.
    1. Find a Christmas-themed selection (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, whatever) in any language.
    2. Ensure that your text is clearly in the public domain. Gutenberg is a good source. Another possibility is an archive scan which includes clear copyright information. Publication date must be 1924 or earlier. If you are unsure about the copyright status of your selection, you may want to ask for help to verify that it is public domain before you record.
    3. If you are not in the US, please ensure that you know and abide by the copyright laws in your own country as well as US law (above). Again, if you are unsure, ask.
    4. Your submission can be as long or short as you need, as long as it is under 70 minutes or so.
    5. If you'd like to see what has already been included in a previous Christmas Collection, they can all be found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=christmas%20collection&search_form=advanced However, if your selection has been done before, you are still welcome to submit your own recording. I do ask that no duplicates be included in the same collection
    6. Extra sections will be added to the MW as they become necessary.
    7. Please feel free to submit suggestions of works that would be a good fit for this collection, if you know of any. I will collect these suggestions in the post below.
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    Magic Window:



    BC Admin Genres for the project: General Fiction

    Keywords that describe the book: Christmas

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

    Set your recording software to:
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    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
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    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of Christmas Short Works Collection 2020, by Various. "

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    CSWC20_title short_author surname_reader initials_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case)

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    • Author of the work.
    • The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
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    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
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    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post by annise » October 19th, 2020, 4:42 am

I'm planning to PL unless things get too busy.
Anne

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Post by spatel2 » October 19th, 2020, 5:21 pm

Hi! I can't resist anything related to Christmas, so here's my contribution: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/CSWC2020_01_various_128kb.mp3

Jimmy Scarecrow's Christmas
Mary E. Wilkins
http://gutenberg.org/files/5061/5061-h/5061-h.htm#link2H_4_0012
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/CSWC2020_01_various_128kb.mp3

13:08
~ Shriya

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Post by RomaSingh » October 19th, 2020, 5:52 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/CSWC2020_02_various_128kb.mp3
Title: The Gift Of The Magi
Author: O.Henry
Duration: 11:37
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/7256/7256-h/7256-h.htm
Had a lot of fun reading! Can't wait for Christmas to come again!

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Post by Availle » October 19th, 2020, 8:12 pm

Cheers, Ava.
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Post by annise » October 19th, 2020, 9:30 pm

I've goofed with the file names, but will fix the ones I have already received.

Anne

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Post by annise » October 20th, 2020, 3:19 am

RomaSingh wrote:
October 19th, 2020, 5:52 pm
There's a long pause about 7:50 else it is fine.

Anne

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Post by RomaSingh » October 20th, 2020, 2:28 pm

Last edited by RomaSingh on October 22nd, 2020, 3:26 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Post by KevinS » October 20th, 2020, 4:06 pm

Anne, I'm recording The Old Peabody Pew: A Christmas Romance of a Country Church. May I use my two allowed sections for it, or would you prefer I launch it separately? It may run to some 100 or so minutes.
Sunday is a good PL day for me.

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Post by annise » October 20th, 2020, 4:59 pm

I'd sooner stick to the project guidelines as above - less than 70 minutes.
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Post by KevinS » October 20th, 2020, 5:17 pm

annise wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 4:59 pm
I'd sooner stick to the project guidelines as above - less than 70 minutes.
Anne
Right-o!
Sunday is a good PL day for me.

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Post by Rapunzelina » October 26th, 2020, 3:16 pm

The Ambitious Snowflake, by S. Seton-Moore

text: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064077744&view=1up&seq=166

file: https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/cswc20_ambitioussnowflake_setonmoore_rap_128kb.mp3
15:09

I am confused about the filename, because the post has CSWC in capitals but then says (all lower-case) sorry for the extra trouble if my filename is wrong. :?

Thank you!

If you're still collecting suggestions, there is another story in this magazine series, for which I couldn't quite make the accent to work, but maybe someone else would like to try:
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=njp.32101064077959&view=1up&seq=92
His Present, by Edith Farmiloe

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Post by RomaSingh » October 26th, 2020, 5:55 pm

Do I need to change anything in my recording? Just wondering, as it was marked as see PL notes. :D

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Post by HLinnae » October 27th, 2020, 9:54 am

Heidi

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Post by ColleenMc » October 27th, 2020, 11:56 am

Here are my two contributions:

Christmas Living and Christmas Giving by Henry Van Dyke

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/cswc20_christmasliving_vandyke_cm_128kb.mp3

7:32

Source: https://archive.org/details/spiritofchristma00vandiala/page/32/mode/2up



Her Christmas Present: A True Incident by Edith Matilda Thomas (in LV catalog as Edith M. Thomas)

https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/cswc20_herchristmaspresent_thomas_cm_128kb.mp3

1:58

Source: https://archive.org/details/childrenchristm00thomgoog/page/n14/mode/2up


Colleen

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