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Meet our readers: Oscar Sanders

            

Oscar Sanders was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. The former jazz/funk/rock guitarist has garnered awards for shorts, feature, documentary films, and a political crime novel. His creative writing led to seething political spoken word poetry and performances.

Learn more at malcolmentertainment.com,
facebook.com/oscar.sanders.3192, and @oscarsanders.

Please join Oscar and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #7a, Sunday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. at Queens Book Festival in Long Island City. Tickets are only 10 bucks!

            

Nancy Hightower has published work in Entropy, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Flapperhouse, and Huffington Post, among other places. She is the author of The Acolyte, her first book of poetry, and Elementarí Rising. From 2014 to 2016 she was the science fiction and fantasy reviewer for The Washington Post. She is currently working on a book about digital fictions with DJ Spooky for Duke University Press, and a memoir about growing up in the evangelical South.

Please join Nancy and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #7a, Sunday, May 28, 2:00 p.m. at Queens Book Festival in Long Island City. Tickets are only 10 bucks!

Meet our readers: Dina Laura

            

Dina Laura is thrilled to be participating in Line Break! An actor as well as a writer, she has performed in productions including You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, City of Angels and Schoolhouse Rock Live!, and also originated roles in shows including Eighty-Three Years, Jacob and Sarah, Somewhere in Texas and This Esther. Dina co-wrote her first full-length play, on the rocks, with Mina Radhakrishnan. The play won the "Best Audience" award at the 2008 Downtown Urban Theater Festival at the Cherry Lane Studio Theater, and subsequently premiered on the West Coast at Studio250 @ Off-Market Theaters in San Francisco. Other plays written by Dina include Alternate Side Street Parking (HERE Arts Center, 2009 Downtown Urban Theater Festival), and Making Moves (Theater for the New City, 2010 Downtown Urban Theater Festival).

Her latest play, Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas, was one of the 2012 top ten finalists in the Stage Play category of the 81st Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. Elephants and Other Worldly Dilemmas then went on to win FringeFAVE at the 2015 New York International Fringe Festival.

Besides writing plays, Dina also has a blog, jewoppy.blogspot.com, from which she will be reading at Line Break. Her website is www.dinalaura.com.

Please join Dina and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Malcolm Chang

            

Malcolm Chang reports: "I currently reside in Jackson Heights, but I have also lived in Johannesburg, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, amongst others. I was born during the apartheid era and as a third generation Chinese-South African, have been regarded at various times in my life as more Black than White, as well as more White than Black, on that odd spectrum of racial classification that existed in South Africa. I have written essays for Elle Magazine (South Africa), and a chapter of my memoirs appeared in Newtown Literary. You can also check out my blogs at Senile Delinquent and Mal and Di's Excellent Adventure. I am currently working on my memoirs and my first novel."

Please join Malcolm and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: John C. Foster

            

John C. Foster's first novel, Dead Men, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2015, and his second, Mister White, by Grey Matter Press in April of 2016. His debut collection of short stories, Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in January 2017. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Shock Totem, Dark Moon Digest, and Dread: The Best of Grey Matter Press. He lives in Brooklyn with the actress Linda Jones. For more information, please visit www.johnfosterfiction.com.

Please join John and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Marleen S. Barr

            

Marleen S. Barr is known for her pioneering work in feminist science fiction and teaches English at the City University of New York. She has won the Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Barr is the author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory, Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction, and Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies. Barr has edited many anthologies and co-edited the science fiction issue of PMLA. She is the author of the novels Oy Pioneer! and Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir.

Please join Marleen and all our amazing readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Richard Taylor Pearson is a triple threat: author, actor, and attorney. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he appeared in many plays and musicals. After graduating from Rhodes College, Richard went on to obtain a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. While he works as an attorney by day, his nights and weekends are spent writing novels and performing in theatrical events all over New York City. Richard lives in Jersey City with his husband, Brian, and their daughter, Natalie. His debut novel, The Role, was published by Lethe Press in May of 2016.

Visit him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, or at richardtpearson.com.

Please join Richard and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

James Gordon, better known as G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), is an international award-winning author, champion storyteller, and rising actor from the South Side of Chicago. He has written several books that span the genres of poetry, children's, young adult, erotica, and mystery and suspense. James can be seen on episodes of Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, and Shameless, and in several movies as well as commercials. He can be found at his website iblowyourmind.net and on Twitter at gr8estpoetalive.

Please join G.P.A. and all our amazing readers for Line Break #6, Saturday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Paul Witcover

            

Paul Witcover's most recent novel is The Watchman of Eternity. He has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards.

Please join Paul and all our amazing readers for Line Break #6, Saturday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Audrey Dimola

            

Celebrated for her dynamic presence on stage and on the page, Queens native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist. She is also Director of Public Programs at her beloved Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Audrey is the author of two poetry & prose collections, Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012) and TRAVERSALS (2014), and is creator of the Compass Project, a guerrilla poetry sticker initiative that has traveled across the globe spreading positivity.

A crusader for culture in her hometown borough since her college years, Audrey has been widely recognized for her work in its artistic/literary communities by presenting a unique circuit of events and creative opportunities marked by a wondrous spirit of empowerment and exploration. She has been featured on NY1 TV, Queens Public TV, and in many local publications/media, has curated shows for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the Historic House Trust, and Queens Museum, and performed at venues around NYC including Queens Council on the Arts, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Dixon Place, and the NYC Poetry Festival. She can usually be found: writing on everything, riding her bike, climbing trees, pushing the edges of reality...

And of course, stoking the flames. Learn more at audreydimola.com.

Please join Audrey and all our talented readers for Line Break #6, Saturday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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Line Break is an eclectic Queens reading series, hosted by William Shunn, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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