• November ESP Workshop - Monster Bits and Bobs
    The first hour of the meetup consists of a round table discussion or workshop, the second hour participates critique submitted works. 1. Monthly topic Monster Bits and Bobs by Sloane Talest Considerations when creating monsters Name of assorted monsters bits 2. How to submit: - We accept three manuscripts of up to 10,000 words per meetup. - Submissions are open and close on Election Day. - Priority goes to those who did not submit the previous month. Full submission instructions: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/51627659 3. How to download submissions: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/51627659

    Davanni's Pizza and Hoagies(Sunray

    310 White Bear Ave · Saint Paul, MN

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  • Speculations Readings at DreamHaven Books: Jason D. Wittman
    On Wednesday, November 14 JASON D. WITTMAN will read from his work. Jason D. Wittman lives and works in Minnesota. He's had fiction published on SciFi.com, The Best of Baen's Universe, and recently in Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, as well as a game, Tile Chess, published by Steve Jackson Games. He can recite Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" from memory.

    DreamHaven Books

    2301 E 38th St · Minneapolis, MN

  • Subverted Fairy Book Release
    After a year of collaborative effort, The Subverted Fairy Project's first book is done and ready for release! Featuring many MinnSpec members, including Sloane Talest, Conrad Zero, Tyler Tork, Kate Bitters, Vu Dang, Margaret Taylor, Abra Staffin-Wiebe, and Michael A. O'Leary Jr. We'll be having a fun-filled, fairy drenched event for FREE at the Phoenix Theater featuring: *An exhibit of all the original art in the book. *Readings of the poems/short stories by the authors. *Vendors selling fairy themed arts and crafts. *Reverend Matt's Monster Science Theater performing "Magical Irish Outsiders" *Meet and greet with all the creators involved in the book. Come on down to The Phoenix for an afternoon that will change the way you see fairies forever.

    Phoenix Theater

    2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408 · Minneapolis, MN

  • Queen of Swords Book Release Reading with Catherine Lundoff and Michael Merriam
    Wednesday, December 5, 6:30-7:45 p.m. The Speculations Reading Series at DreamHaven Books presents a book release event for SCOURGE OF THE SEAS OF TIME (AND SPACE), a new multigenre anthology of pirate stories, edited by CATHERINE LUNDOFF and published by Queen of Swords Press, featuring special guest and anthology contributor, MICHAEL MERRIAM. Michael and Catherine will be reading from the anthology and there will be refreshments. Catherine Lundoff is a Minneapolis-based award-winning writer, editor and publisher. Her recent stories have appeared in Tales of the Unanticipated, Curious Fictions, Callisto, Respectable Horror, The Cainite Conspiracies: A Vampire the Masquerade V20 Anthology, The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Tales and The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty. Her books include Silver Moon, Out of This World: Queer Speculative Fiction Stories and, as editor, Scourge of the Seas of Time (and Space). She is the publisher at Queen of Swords Press (www.queenofswordspress.com Michael Merriam is an author, actor, poet, and playwright. He has published ten books and over 90 pieces of short fiction and poetry. His novel, _Last Car to Annwn Station,_ was named a Top Book by Readings in Lesbian & Bisexual Women's Fiction. His scripts have been produced for stage and radio, and he has appeared on stage in the Minnesota Fringe Festival, Tellebration, and StoryFest Minnesota. Michael is a co-founder of the Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers. Visit his homepage at www.michaelmerriam.com

    DreamHaven Books

    2301 E 38th St · Minneapolis, MN

  • December MSP Workshop - Write Now!
    Write Now! Is a creative-writing card game, designed to stimulate imaginative thinking and flex mental muscles. In just thirty minutes writers improvise a story from five cards drawn from the categories of: character, place, event, item, and motivation. URL for anyone wanting to purchase a game: http://members.tcq.net/fausttpf/faustprod/writenow!.html

    Lunds & Byerlys Uptown Minneapolis

    1450 West Lake Street · Minneapolis

  • December MSP Critique Group
    How to submit: A. Leave a comment on this page. B. Send your manuscript to: [masked]. Max 5 manuscripts Max length 10,000 words Manuscript submissions are open until November 25. We will determine priority, which goes to those who have not submitted last month. Once slots have filled or we hit the deadline, we will post the submissions for critique, whichever is earlier. 2. How to download submissions: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/51072805/

    Lunds & Byerlys Uptown Minneapolis

    1450 West Lake Street · Minneapolis

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  • December ESP Workshop - Writing Diverse Characters
    The first hour of the meetup consists of a round table discussion or workshop, the second hour participates critique submitted works. 1. Monthly topic Writing Diverse Characters by Nishi Peters 2. How to submit: - We accept three manuscripts of up to 10,000 words per meetup. - Submissions open after the previous ESP critique group and close a week before we meet. -Priority goes to those who did not submit the previous month Full submission instructions: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/51627659 3. How to download submissions: https://www.meetup.com/MinnSpec/messages/boards/thread/51627659

    Davanni's Pizza and Hoagies(Sunray

    310 White Bear Ave · Saint Paul, MN