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2-page workshop
• What we'll do Have you ever wished you could watch someone experience your writing for the first time? The 2-Page workshop is back. Please read the full description as we now have a waitlist. The 2-page workshop as created by Sherwood Smith ( allows writers to watch others' reactions in real time as the first 2 pages of their story is read aloud. We will briefly discuss each story before moving on to the next. Please note that this is not an in-depth critique. If you are looking for detailed feedback your best bet is to submit to the critique group. Once all the stories have been read the authors can choose to identify themselves. To participate you need to: 1. RSVP here. 2. Comment on this announcement that you’d like to bring pages. The first 12 people to comment will be given a spot. If you don’t get one of the 12 spots and want to participate leave a comment to be added to the waitlist. 3 On the day of the workshop bring the first 2 pages of a piece. It be a short story or novel, complete or in progress. It should be numbered on the top of each page, in 12-point font and double-spaced. Can be paper-clipped, stapled or double sided. Please leave off any identifying info. Waitlisted attendees and anyone not wishing to have pages read are welcome to attend the meeting and give feedback. • What to bring • Important to know

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Minnesota Writers of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Magical Realism, Horror -- If you're exploring the worlds beyond mainstream literature, MinnSpec welcomes you.

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