The Speculations Readings Series continues monthly, mostly on Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at DreamHaven Books, 2301 E 38th St, Minneapolis. Each reading is accompanied by a reception with free soda pop and cookies.
On Friday, February 19, ROY C. BOOTH reads a variety of work. Mr Booth is a published novelist, short story writer, poet, comedian, journalist, essayist, game designer, scriptwriter/script doctor (film/radio/TV), and internationally award-winning playwright--48 plays published, 640+ known productions worldwide in 25 different countries (so far). He resides in Bemidji with his wife Cynthia and three young sons, where he owns and operates Roy's Comics & Games of Downtown Bemidji. His education includes an AA from Central Lakes College, a BA in English/ Speech /Theater and an MA in English (creative writing emphasis) from Bemidji State University. Visit him at www.roycbooth.com
On Friday, March 12, BRYAN THAO WORRA reads his poetry and fiction. Mr. Thao Worra is a Lao American poet, short story writer, playwright, and essayist. His work appears internationally in numerous anthologies, magazines, and newspapers, including Bamboo Among the Oaks, Tales of the Unanticipated, Illumen, Astropoetica, Outsides Within, Dark Wisdom, Journal of the Asian American Renaissance, and Mad Poets of Terra. He is the author of the speculative poetry books On the Other Side of the Eye and BARROW.
On Friday, April 30, DAVID J. SCHWARTZ reads his fiction. Mr. Schwartz's first novel, Superpowers, was a Nebula nominee; his short fiction has appeared in numerous magazine and anthologies, including Strange Horizons and The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet.
On Friday, May 21, DANA M. BAIRD reads her fiction. Ms. Baird is the author of the young adult fantasy novels The Spell Keeper and Veil of whispers (both Sam's Dot Publishing). She is a member of Minnesota Speculative Fiction Writers and the International Association of Astronomical Artists. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in studio art from the University of Minnesota, and has also been a member of the Minnesota Renaissance Festival entertainment cast for more than 20 years. Dana is a life-long resident of Minnesota. She currently resides in St. Paul with her long-time partner, Eric M. Clark,and has two crazy cats. Visit her online at www.danambaird.com
On Friday, June 4, LYDA MOREHOUSE reads her fiction. Ms. Morehouse leads a double life. By day she is the science fiction author of the award- winning AngeLINK series. At night she transforms into the best-selling vampire romance author Tate Hallaway, author of the Garnet Lacey series and the young adult vampire princess of Saint Paul series. As Lyda she's won the Shamus (a mystery award) for Archangel Protocol, and came in second for the Philip K. Dick Award for Apocalypse Array. She's just finished a prequel in the AngeLINK series called Resurrection Code, whill will be coming out later this year from Mad Norwegian Press. Tate has been busy as well: 2010 will see the publication of the last of the Garnet books,Honeymoon of the Dead, as well as the first of the vampire princess books, Almost to Die for. She lives in St. Paul with her partner of 24 years, six-year-old son, four cats, two gerbils, and a multitude of fishes.
SPECULATIONS is a co-production of DreamHaven and SF MINNESOTA, a multicultural speculative fiction organization that also sponsors DIVERSICON, a multicultural SF convention, the 18th edition of which will be held July 30-August 1, 2010, in the Best Western--Bandana Square, St. Paul, with Guest of Honor WILLIAM F. WU and Special Guest ROB CHILSON.