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Meet our readers: Barbara Krasnoff

            

Barbara Krasnoff
Barbara Krasnoff has sold over thirty pieces of short fiction to a wide variety of publications and is working on a novel. Most recently, her story "Sabbath Wine" was called out in a starred review in Publishers Weekly for the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5. Barbara is also the author of a YA non-fiction book, Robots: Reel to Real, and is currently Senior Reviews Editor for Computerworld. She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and lives in Brooklyn. Her website is BrooklynWriter.com.

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Richard Taylor Pearson
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.

Please join Richard and all our accomplished readers for our special Queens Literary Crawl edition of Line Break, Thursday, April 28, 7:00-10:30 pm at Aged Restaurant in Forest Hills!

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Meet our readers: Jeremy Blutstein

            

Jeremy Blutstein's first published writing was a lowly column in his college newspaper. Since then, Jeremy has written for CollegeHumor.com and PointsInCase.com. His scripts have made it to the semifinals and finals of the Scriptapalooza TV contest, The Hollywood Screenplay Contest, and the Austin Film Festival. He only writes comedy, because that's what's fun.

Please join Jeremy and all our accomplished readers for our special Queens Literary Crawl edition of Line Break, Thursday, April 28, 7:00-10:30 pm at Aged Restaurant in Forest Hills!

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Jeremy Blutstein

Meet our readers: Nancy Hightower

            

Nancy Hightower's work has appeared in storySouth, Gargoyle, Prick of the Spindle, Sundog Lit, Literary Orphans, and Word Riot; her novel, Elementarí Rising (Pink Narcissus Press, 2013) received a starred review in Library Journal and Kinds of Leaving; her short story collection was shortlisted for the Flann O’Brien Award for Innovative Fiction in 2014; her first collection of poetry, The Acolyte, was published by Port Yonder Press in 2015 and has been nominated for a 2016 Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Nancy currently co-hosts the Liars League Reading Series in NYC, reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post, and teaches at Hunter College.

Please join Nancy and all our accomplished readers for our special Queens Literary Crawl edition of Line Break, Thursday, April 28, 7:00-10:30 pm at Aged Restaurant in Forest Hills!

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Nancy Hightower

Meet our readers: Alex DiFrancesco

            

Alex DiFrancesco
Alex DiFrancesco is a writer of fiction and literary nonfiction, an occasional storyteller, a queer activist, and a baker. Their debut novel, The Devils That Have Come to Stay, is a radical Acid Western that completely flips the American Western on its head. A long time resident of Queens, DiFrancesco now lives in Brooklyn with their cat, Sylvia Rivera-Katz. They wrote on a manual typewriter until they hit thirty and carpal-tunnel syndrome became a reality. They are currently at work on their second novel, a dystopian sci-fi that takes place in a future New York City.

Please join Alex and all our accomplished readers for our special Queens Literary Crawl edition of Line Break, Thursday, April 28, 7:00-10:30 pm at Aged Restaurant in Forest Hills!

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Keith R.A. DeCandido
Keith R.A. DeCandido is a native New Yorker, born, raised, and educated in the Bronx, where he still makes his home. He is the best-selling, award-winning author of numerous novels, short stories, comic books, and more—some in various licensed universes, like Star Trek, Supernatural, Sleepy Hollow, Heroes Reborn, Stargate SG-1, and Marvel, among many others, others of his own creation. His most recent release is Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants, Book 1 of the Tales of Asgard trilogy. Other recent and upcoming releases include the novellas Heroes Reborn: Save the Cheerleader, Destroy the World and Super City Police Department: Avenging Amethyst, the novel Stargate SG-1: Kali's Wrath, the short story collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido, the graphic novel Icarus, and short stories in Buzzy Mag, The X-Files: Trust No One, StoryOfTheMonthClub.com, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, V-Wars: Night Terrors, Alternate Sherlocks, and Limbus Inc. Book 3.

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Meet our readers: Marleen S. Barr

            

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.

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Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn was born in Los Angeles, raised in Utah, expelled from Canada, and now lives in Astoria, Queens. He is the author, most recently, of The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary.

His short fiction has appeared in Salon, Storyteller, Bloodstone Review, Newtown Literary, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, and various anthologies, including year's-best collections. His work has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Association for Mormon Letters Award. He served three years as a national juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and for another three years he hosted and produced the acclaimed Tuesday Funk literary reading series in Chicago. Visit him online at shunn.net.

Please join Bill and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #1, Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!

William Shunn

Meet our readers: Carey Bernstein

            

Carey Bernstein
Carey "CJ" Bernstein has spent much of the past fifteen years working as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, but he's had a lifelong obsession with myth, magic, and mysterious goings-on. Now in New York City with six-year-old twins, he devotes his writing to telling the kinds of stories he loved as a kid and channeling the wit and wonder of classic fantasy literature through a modern lens, for kids and adults alike. His interactive mystery novel premieres online this summer, followed by the launch of his print novel, The Book of Briars, in 2017. Visit him online at www.cjbernstein.com.

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Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

Sarah Riccio is a vile, loathsome being who refrains from spontaneous violent rampage by harboring the juvenile fantasy that her words are actually worth listening to from time to time. A squirming pile of malformed flesh since birth, Sarah used to get by on her "looks," enjoying life as a degenerate plaything in Seattle, keeping the company of strange men with Shirley Temple fetishes. After ceremoniously burning her West coast digs to the ground and with a mind sharpened by well-deserved pain, Sarah now bartends at Astoria Bier and Cheese—an escapist cocoon where her beloved regulars, for some perverse personal reasons, find her twisted self mildly amusing. She hopes you enjoy her efforts for Line Break.

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Sarah Riccio

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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, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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