The Not-So-Silent Planet: Air and Water

Presented by Word Sprout

Zoom Meeting Room

$5-10 recommended donation, though nobody is turned away from watching!

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75 minutes

Without intermission

Past performances

Tuesday, November 17 8:00 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Cabaret/variety Storytelling New work Filmed in Minnesota Minnesota premiere

"And the ship went out into the High Sea and passed into the West, until at last on a night of rain Frodo smelled a sweet fragrance on the air and heard the sound of singing that came over the water. And then it seemed to him that as in his dream in the house of Bombadil, the grey rain-curtain turned all to silver glass and was rolled back, and he beheld white shores and beyond them a far green country under a swift sunrise."

- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King


Have you ever imagined a world whose laws of physics differed from our own? In our current dystopian future, the Not-So-Silent Planet is entering cyberspace. Listen to some of the most frequent contributors to the country's only recurring open-mic dedicated to speculative fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, or supernatural horror!

This November, we turn to the stuff of life itself -- of what we breathe and what we drink, of spirits and inspiration, of beings that walk through the air or lurk in the darkest depths. Featuring original fiction by regulars Vu Dang, Pat Harrigan, Michael Merriam, and Tim Wick, with up-and-coming playwright Matthew Stoffel as our special guest teller! Tune in, and hear about places of which you've never dreamt.

WARNING: while we appreciate the importance of safe spaces, we also appreciate the importance of unsafe spaces, in which writers can experiment with edgier material. None of the stories are screened, and performers may present adult content. We’re free-speech absolutists, and recognize that that occasionally comes at an uncomfortable price.

Growing poetry and storytelling one word at a time, Word Sprout is based in Minneapolis and specializes in producing and capturing Live Literature at its finest. We are committed to providing both open forums and curated stages for people to embrace and share the words that are most important to them in storytelling, poetry, and genre bending verbal explosions.


"It shouldn’t be a surprise to you that ultra-hip MPLS + STPL has an open mic night dedicated to...sci-fi, fantasy, tales of the supernatural and such. It also shouldn’t be a surprise that the quality of the material is higher than an H.G. Wells zeppelin."
- Hitara, Secrets of the City

"...that was some delightfully trippy shit...mind-bendingly strange and fun...they burrow into your mind and keep you thinking about them long after they’re done."
- Matthew Everett, Single White Fringe Geek

Tim Wick storyteller