R-SPEC are a group of aspiring writers, seasoned professionals, and interested readers and thinkers who gather together to examine, discuss, celebrate, and create speculative literature.
This Upstate New York group hosts theme discussions on social, technological, and literary issues, holds readings and in-depth analyses of classic speculative works and new works by members, invites speakers to talk about hot public issues and enduring literary questions, serves as a source of information and foresight for think tanks and journalists, and strives to help young and ambitious writers further explore and contribute to this new literary world.
Speculative literature uses narrative means to probe the world around us, the ideas within us, and the direction in which society is heading. It is creation, analysis, warning and prophecy all in one. And R-SPEC is the door.