Speculations Reading Series

Announcements for 2019 Readings

The SPECULATIONS READINGS SERIES, continues monthly, mostly on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at DreamHaven Books, 2301 38th St E, Minneapolis. Each reading includes a reception with free soda pop and cookies, and a post-reception expedition to a local bistro.

On Wednesday, January 9, from 6:30-7:45 p.m., Speculations presents its fifth annual ROUND ROBIN READINGS. Writers are encouraged to bring from one to three pieces, each running five to seven minutes, to read. The readings will conclude at 7:30 or when readers run out of material, whichever comes first, allowing time for a brief reception, and an 8:00 p.m. expedition to PARKWAY PIZZA, 4359 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis.

Wednesday, February 6, DAMIAN SHERIDAN reads from his work from 6:30-7:45 p.m. Mr. Sheridan has written and produced one science fiction play and one speculative musical. He is in discussion with a local backer to write and produce a third play. He has published short stories with several small presses and is presently working on two different novels. In addition, he has presented short sketch pieces at CONvergence, Balls Cabaret, and Merlin‘s Rest and Kieran‘s Irish Pub. He has a back catalog of short stories and self published poetry and graphic novellas. He lives in the Twin Cities.

On Wednesday, March 6, S.N. ARLY reads from her work. S.N. Arly writes adult and young adult fantasy, science fiction, and dark fiction from her basement in St. Paul, MN. She has had several short stories published in a variety of magazines and anthologies. She is currently working on novels, with the exception of the occasional short story her brain foists upon her.

On Wednesday, April 3, ROB CALLAHAN reads from his work. Rob Callahan is a former journalist and author now working in language and culture revitalization with Ojibwe and Dakota youth in Minneapolis. His journalism career garnered awards and recognition from the Associated Press, the Hearst Foundation, and the NAB Marconi Radio Awards. Currently, he produces the weekly radio program Indigenous Roots and in his spare time he programs Ojibwe language video games for children. His 2018 novel The Hidden City Volume I: The Devil’s Decent tells the heartwarming story of an underachieving young professional temping in the Devil’s call center, who is accidentally promoted to Acting Vice President of the Impending Apocalypse.

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF MINNESOTA, a multicultural speculative fiction organization that also hosts a midsummer SF convention, Diversicon, the 27th edition of which will be held July 22-24, 2019, in the Twin Cities, with Guest of Honor Nisi Shawl and Special Guest Ben Huset.


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