July 21-23, 2017
The SPECULATIONS READINGS SERIES continues monthly, mostly on Wednesdays, at DreamHaven Books, 2301 38th St E, Minneapolis. Each Speculations Reading event runs from 6:30-7:45 p.m., including a post-reading reception with free soda pop and cookies.
On Wednesday, September 21, CATHERINE LUNDOFF reads from her fiction. Catherine Lundoff is an award-winning author, editor and (soon to be) publisher from Minneapolis, where she lives with her fabulous wife and cats. She toils in IT by day and writes all the things by night, including articles for SF Signal and Nightmare Magazine on the history of LGBT science fiction, fantasy and horror, as well lots of tales about things going bump in the night. Her recent stories have or will appear in Respectable Horror, The Mammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Tales and The Mammoth Book of the Adventures of Professor Moriarty. Her novel Medusa’s Touch (written as Emily L. Byrne) is forthcoming from Queen of Swords Press.
On Wednesday, October 26, JOHN CALVIN REZMERSKI reads his poetry. Mr. Rezmerski was born in Pennsylvania, and again in Ohio, then again in Kansas, and three times more in Minnesota. By some accounts he has three lives left, but he is not taking any bets because he doesn’t believe in cats. He is a member of Lady Poetesses from Hell by virtue of the fact that he channels Grace Lord Stoke (via email), from whom he has learned a great deal. He has published 20 books, chapbooks, and anthologies, including The Frederick Manfred Reader, a screenplay, and three plays. He has performed his work for schools, libraries, bookstores, science fiction conventions, clubs, professional organizations, senior centers, museums, festivals, fairs, coffee houses, bars, and on television, and on radio, including National Public Radio’s Wha’d Ya Know?, and collaborated with painters, sculptors, photographers, musicians, dancers, theatrical troupes, and scientists. Over 35 years, he taught creative writing, journalism, linguistics, science fiction, and storytelling at Gustavus Adolphus College. His poetry includes 22 from TOTU and Breaking the Rules: Starting with Ghazals. He will be reading a single long poem—the complete text of his recently published chapbook, “Cataloging the Flow: Elegy” published by Red Dragonfly Press.
Speculations is a co-production of DreamHaven Books and SF Minnesota.
Guests of Honor:
Elanor Arnason (who was also a guest at Diversicon #1)
Melissa Scott (who was also a guest at Diversicon #11
Thanks to all those who attendded Diversicon 24!
Upcoming Diversicon and SF Minnesota events:
Fall: A benefit for Tales of the Unanticipated. Date, location, and readers TBA.
Saturday, October 15: TOTU & Diversicon at Twin Cities Book Festival, 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Historic Progress Center, Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Saturday, Novemver 12: The Classic Horror Films Party, Part 25: an annual party celebrating the classic tradition in horror cinema. This year: Classic Horror Comedies, early ’s60s to mid ’s70s. In the same hotel as MarsCon’ss Masquerade Ball. The Classic Horror Party is free.
See what happens at Diversicon (schedule from 2016)
Tales of the Unanticipated
Diversicon wishes to thank Second Foundation and Arcana for their Supporting Organization status.
Your group’s Supporting Organization Grant of $25 or more helps support such SF Minnesota projects as the monthly Speculations Readings Series at DreamHaven Books and, now, Tales of the Anticipated. In return for your grant, your organization will receive a thank you here, in Progress Report 2, and in Diversicon 24ths Program Book in July.
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