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Speculations Readings Series Registration Form Programming “Blue Sheet” SF Minnesota

July 24-26, 2015
St. Paul / Minneapolis, Minnesota

The SPECULATIONS READINGS SERIES continues monthly at DREAMHAVEN BOOKS, 2301 E. 38th St, Minneapolis. Each Speculations Reading runs from 6:30-7:45 p.m., including a post-reading reception with free soda pop and cookies.

On Wednesday, October 22, CATHERINE LUNDOFF reads her fiction. Catherine Lundoff is a former archeologist and bookstore owner turned professional computer geek and award-winning author and editor. She is the author of the novels Silver Moon (Lethe Press, 2012), a novel about menopausal werewolves, and writing as Emily L. Byrne, Medusa’s Touch, a cyberpunk novel. She is also the author of the collections A Day at the Inn, A Night at the Palace and Other Stories, Crave and Night’s Kiss and some 75 published short stories. She also edited the anthology Haunted Hearths and Sapphic Shades: Lesbian Ghost Stories and co-edited Hellebore and Rue: Tales of Queer Women and Magic. Her work has won a Gaylactic Spectrum Award, two Goldie Awards for Lesbian Literature, a Rainbow Award, and been a finalist for the first-ever Bisexual Book Awards. Website: www.catherinelundoff.com

Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF MINNESOTA.

Rates for Diversicon 23

Adult Through Diversicon 22: $25.00 - Through Ides of March (15 March) 2015: $30.00 - Through Bastille Day (14 July) 2015: $35.00 - At the Door: $45.00

Student (ages 12-25) Through Diversicon 22: $15.00 - Through Ides of March: $20.00 - Through Bastille Day: $25.00 - At the Door: $35.00

Supporting Through Bastille Day: $5.00 - Converting: $30.00

Child (ages 5-11) $5.00 anytime

To sign up for Diversicon 23 by mail you may print and fill in a registration form.

Guest of Honor: Ytasha L. Womack

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Ytasha L. Womack is a filmmaker, author, journalist, and choreographer. She is the author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (2013), and author/creator of the popfuturist novel 2212: Book of Rayla, first in a series. Her other books include Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity (Lawrence Hill Books). She also co-edited the anthology Beats, Rhymes, and Life: What we Love and Hate About Hip Hop (Harlem Moon/Random House). Her film projects include The Engagement (director) and Love Shorts (producer/writer). She is a Chicago native.

Special Guest: Rob Callahan

Rob Callahan is a professional purveyor of made-up stories about the way we really are. His works of fiction include the novel Hellbound Snowballs and the short story collection, A Wish Upon a Fallen Sky. He has written and performed two award-winning spoken shows, Idiosychronicity and The Last Ditch (co-written with Allegra Lingo), and he regularly joins the Minneapolis entertainment troupe The Rockstar Storytellers on stage. His nonfiction has been featured in Secrets of the City, salon.com, l’etoil Magazine, and cracked.com.

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