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Not So Silent Planet
The only recurring open mic in the nation dedicated to sci-fi, fantasy, and supernatural horror returns for the holidays with special guests Joshua English Scrimshaw, Pat Harrigan, and Thadra Sheridan! In light of the intensifying shopping season, the theme for December's show is "unwrapped." Writing to the theme is optional, but encouraged. There will also be an added challenge: the performer who can most seamlessly fit the following line into their piece, as determined by the audience, wins a prize: "Hands trembling, he picked up the package and held it to his ear." Got something you want to perform or know someone who's a writer of speculative fiction? Sign up starts at 7:30 pm in the Poet's Corner of Kieran's Irish Pub. Stories, stand-up comedy routines, poems, and musical pieces are all welcome, just as long as the material is within the speculative fiction genre. So come on by and take 5-7 minutes to show us a place from another world! There is also an ongoing invitation to submit two-sentence speculative fiction stories. Comment on the NSSP's Facebook event or PM the NSSP Facebook page with your story, and it will be read at the next open mic. NSSP Facebook event: NSSP Facebook page: Show is all ages, but some material may not be suitable for children (unless their names are Tiernan or Elvira.)

Kieran's Irish Pub

85 North 6th Street · Minneapolis

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If you're exploring the worlds beyond mainstream literature, MinnSpec welcomes you.

We are Minnesota Writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism, Horror -- all things speculative.

Come to network, hear readings from works in progress, swap story critiques, and talk shop. Our members range from those just starting out to established authors with multiple book contracts.

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