Line Break #: Saturday, July 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
            

Kathe Koja reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A big huzzah to everyone who turned out for our sixth regular episode of Line Break this past Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Just by showing up and giving us the gift of your attention, you helped make the afternoon bigger and better than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Kathe Koja, Audrey Dimola, Paul Witcover, and Jackie Sherbow for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. (G.P.A. was unable to make it, which is certain now to become a running joke.) And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6, when we'll we back with our seventh issue, featuring Marleen Barr, Malcolm Chang, John Foster, Dina Laura, and Richard Taylor Pearson!

So sign up for our mailing list and keep abreast of all the latest developments in the Line Break world. And finally, if you're interested in participating in a future Line Break, do send us a submission.

We look forward to seeing you again in May! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Audrey Dimola reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Paul Witcover reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jackie Sherbow reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific April 1 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249778315467938/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #6: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

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 accomplished 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 spectacular 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 tremendous 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: Jackie Sherbow

            

Jackie Sherbow is a writer and editor living in Jackson Heights. Her poems have appeared in Day One, The Opiate, and Bluestockings Magazine, and have been part of the NYC-based Emotive Fruition performance series. She works as an editor for two leading mystery-fiction magazines (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine) as well as Newtown Literary Journal, the literary journal dedicated to the borough of Queens.

Please join Jackie and all our outstanding 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: Kathe Koja

            

Kathe Koja's novels, including The Cipher, Skin, Buddha Boy, Talk, and the Under the Poppy trilogy, have won awards, been multiply translated, and optioned for film and performance. Christopher Wild, her 17th novel, is upcoming in 2017. Her short fiction has appeared in numerous year's best anthologies. She lives in Detroit, where she creates site-specific performance events with her ensemble, nerve.

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


Photo Credit: Rick Lieder

            

Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic monthly live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow, at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific April 1 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249778315467938/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #6: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Barbara Krasnoff after reading at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Giant props to everyone who turned out for our fifth regular episode of Line Break on Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Just by showing up and giving us the gift of your attention, you helped make the afternoon bigger and better than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Andrew Willett, Emily Alta Hockaday, Jonathan Sumpter, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Barbara Krasnoff for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it, and for so patiently working out our technical glitches when we had video problems.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 1, when we'll we back with our sixth issue, featuring Kathe Koja, Paul Witcover, G.P.A., and more!

So sign up for our mailing list and keep abreast of all the latest developments in the Line Break world. And finally, if you're interested in participating in a future Line Break, do send us a submission.

We look forward to seeing you again in April! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Andrew Willett reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Emily Alta Hockaday reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jonathan Sumpter reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Keith R.A. DeCandido reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

And finally today, we present below the video that comprised host William Shunn's editorial for March. You'll need to puzzle out the password in order to watch. Do you have the expertise you need?

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific March 4 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/145378139303894/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #5: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

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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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