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

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

Sarah Riccio lives, writes, and slings beer in Astoria. She brought down the house at our very first show in 2016. Don't miss her doing it again.

Please join Sarah and all our talented readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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, features, 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 spectacular readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sydney Beveridge

            

Sydney Beveridge has interviewed a judo Olympian at a grappling session, played a cruel waitress in a radio drama, and channeled Cher to explain census data. She communicates demographics, software, and stories for SocialExplorer.com. Working for the Corporation for Independent Media and independently, she has produced stories for BBC Radio, WNYC, SiriusXM, Third Coast International Audio Festival, and Public Radio Exchange. She'll soon be climbing into a water tower for their next radio documentary. She is also assisting with the development of a stage play inspired by outsider artist Henry Darger. She has performed at storytellling shows including No You Tell It! and Drink.Think. As a standup comic, she participated in the She Devil Comedy Festival and co-hosts Free Mic Fridays at Q.E.D.

Please join Sydney and all our amazing readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Chris Gersbeck

            

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman's work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His most recent books are For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press, 2016) and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahameh (Junction Press, 2011). He is also the author of The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press, 2006) and Selections from Saadi's Gulistan and Selections from Saadi's Bustan (Global Scholarly Publications, 2004 & 2006).

Newman is on the executive board of Newtown Literary, a Queens, NY-based literary non-profit and curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights, Queens. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Salon.com, The American Voice, Another Chicago Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Diode, New Verse News, Unlikely Stories, Cipher, Ekleksographia, and Dirty Goat. He is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is www.richardjnewman.com.

Please join Rich and all our talented readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Jacob M. Appel

            

Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, which won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award, and The Biology of Luck (2013). His story collection, Scouting for the Reaper (2014), won the Hudson Prize. Other collections include The Magic Laundry (2015) and Phoning Home: Essays (2014). His plays have been staged at New York's Theatre Row, the Manhattan Repertory Theater, Detroit Rep, and many regional theaters. He practices psychiatry in New York City. More at www.jacobmappel.com.

Please join Jacob and all our talented readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

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 February 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, February 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/730843940423083/

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 #4: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Line Break has big news! Our 2016 debut season was terrific, with three regular shows at Q.E.D. and two auxiliary shows on the road. You, our wonderful audience, made all that possible.

But 2017 is poised to be much bigger. Starting with Issue #4 on Saturday, February 4, Line Break will be a monthly show! That's right. From now on, the eclectic live literary magazine you know and (we hope) love will be coming to you the first Saturday of every month, with great, diverse lineups drawn from every discipline and genre.

You like poetry? We've got it. Personal essays? Check. Cutting-edge fiction? Don't even doubt it. High-brow, low-brow, no-brow, we have it covered. The common thread is great writing, read for you live.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our spectacular February 4 lineup, then block out the first Saturday of every month to join us at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. The fun gets started at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $7, in advance or at the door.

See you February 4!

Line Break Goes Monthly Starting in February 2017!

            

Berry reads at Line Break #3
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for our third 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 evening bigger and better than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Alex DiFrancesco, Barbara Lynn Cantone, Jeremy Blutstein, Berry, and Aida Zilelian for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. 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, February 4, when we'll we back with our fourth issue, which will include fan-favorite reader Sarah Riccio. What's more, we'll be going monthly starting in February, so there will be more chances than ever to see and hear all the best writing in Queens in 2017!

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 February! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Alex DiFrancesco reads at Line Break #3
Barbara Lynn Cantone reads at Line Break #3
Jeremy Blutstein reads at Line Break #3
Aida Zilelian reads at Line Break #3

Reminder: Line Break #3 is today!

            

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Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic live literary magazine, is coming up this evening at 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 November lineup, featuring:

  • Berry
  • Jeremy Blutstein
  • Barbara Lynn Cantone
  • Alex DiFrancesco
  • Aida Zilelian

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, November 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
https://qedastoria.com/products/line-break-2
https://www.facebook.com/events/1677743725887158/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:30 pm

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 Line Break #3, Saturday, November 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

Our show's a steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now, and bring a friend!

Jeremy Blutstein

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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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