Of baseball, southern living, children’s tales and classic nior

It’s time to kick-off another week of fabulous story-telling in voice, brought to our virtual lives by the staff and volunteers at the Seanchai Library. As always, all times SLT, and events are held at the Library’s Second Life home at Bradley University, unless otherwise indicated.

Sunday, November 15th 14:00: Tea Time with Caledonia

Caledonia Skytower reads the final story from her soon to be published collection Two Houses.

Monday November 16th, 19:00: The Mighty Casey

Rod Sterling“Mouth” McGarry, the manager of a broken-down baseball team called the Hoboken Zephyrs on its last legs, allows a robot named Casey to play on his team. Casey can throw super-fast balls that cannot be hit. Just what is his secret?

His secret is discovered after he is struck by a ball and made to undergo a physical examination in which it is discovered he is an android. When the National League learns of this, they he must be taken off the team because he is not human. So Casey’s inventor gives him an artificial heart so he might be classified as human.

But now the team has another problem – with his new heart, Casey gains an emotional capacity which leads him to gaining empathy with the opposing teams’ batsmen. As a result, he refuses to throw his super-fast balls any more, as he has no desire to ruin the batting careers of others, and it seems the Zephyrs are on the road to nowhere once more unless something can be done. But what?

Join Gyro Muggins as he relates a story written by Rod Sterling for the 35th episode  of The Twilight Zone’s first season.

Tuesday November 17th 19:00: Mama Makes Up Her Mind

Mama makes up her mindWelcome to the unique world of Bailey White. Her aunt Belle may take you to see her bellowing pet alligator. Her uncle Jimbuddy may appal you with his knack for losing pieces of himself. Most of all, you may succumb utterly to the charms of Baileys mama, who will take you to a joint so raunchy it scared Ernest Hemingway or tuck you into her antique guest bed that has the disconcerting habit of folding up on people while they sleep.

White’s indelible vignettes of Southern eccentricity have entranced millions who have heard her read them on NPR. Mama Makes Up Her Mind is as sweetly intoxicating as a mint julep and as invigorating as a walk in Whites own overgrown garden.

Join Trolley Trollop, Kayden Oconnell, and Caledonia Skytower as they commence a romp through this wonderful series of vignettes

Wednesday, November 18th 19:00 The Wonderful World of Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s short stories are known for their unexpected endings and his children’s books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic content, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. Join Faerie Maven-Pralou as she brings more of these tales to life.

Thursday, November 19th 19:00: American Noir

American Noir is the hard-boiled nightmare of flawed souls with big dreams and the  precise how and why of the all-time sure thing that goes bad. Classic stories from the typewriters of Mickey Spilane, James M.Cain, Edward Anderson, and other masters of the genre. Presented by Shandon Loring.

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

The featured charity for October – December is Reach Out and Read, one of the most highly rated literacy charities in the USA which reaches 4.4 million children annually and distributes 1.6 million books.

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4 thoughts on “Of baseball, southern living, children’s tales and classic nior

    1. Hi!

      Sure, the Seanchai Library events are open to all SL users (as are their events on Kitely and InWorldz). The SLurl is at the top of the post, so feel free to hop along to any of the readings and introduce yourself to the folk there. You’ll be assured a warm welcome!

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