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

Meet our readers: Barbara Lynn Cantone

            

Barbara Lynn Cantone is an unpublished author, art school dropout and an overall disappointment to her parents. She's been kicked out of two different churches, one girl scout troop and an AA meeting. She lives in Astoria with her three husbands and a pool boy named Rodrigo whom she met while lost in the rainforests of Costa Rica after drinking too much at a yoga retreat.

Please join Barbara Lynn and all our exceptional 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!

Barbara Lynn Cantone

Meet our readers: Alex DiFrancesco

            

Alex DiFrancesco
Alex DiFrancesco's fiction has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, The New Ohio Review, and Monkeybicycle. Their first novel, a radical acid western called The Devils That Have Come to Stay, was published in 2015.

Their nonfiction has appeared in Brevity and Crixeo, and they have done storytelling at The Queens Lit Fest, The Fringe Festival, Life of the Law, and The Heart Podcast.

Please join Alex 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!

Meet our readers: Berry

            

Berry
Lacresha Berry, better known as Berry, is a singer/songwriter, actress, poet, educator, and writer from Queens by way of Lexington, Kentucky. She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky. She honed her playwriting skills there and has gone on to produce three one-woman shows since 2002. Her latest one-woman show, Browngirl. Bluegrass., documents her life as a brown girl coming of age in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. She's performed all over the country with the show, as well as singing and hosting with The Inspired Word weekly series.

When she's not performing, she's teaching spoken word to ninth graders in the Bronx and Global History Regents Prep to her awesome juniors and seniors in Harlem. She is currently writing her debut novel, Seeing Janelle, and her next one-woman show, Tubman. For more information, visit www.berryandcompany.com.

Please join Berry 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!

Meet our readers: Aida Zilelian

            

Aida Zilelian
Aida Zilelian is a New York writer and English teacher. Her debut novel, The Legacy of Lost Things, was released in March 2015 (Bleeding Heart Publications) and was the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Her work has been published in several anthologies and over 25 literary journals, including Per Contra, Red Fez, Wilderness House Literary Review, Theurgy, and others.

She has read her work at various reading series in Queens and Manhattan, including Sunday Salon, Phoenix Reading Series, Gartal, Rez Reading Series, Oh, Bernice!, and First Tuesdays. She is the curator of Boundless Tales, a reading series in Queens. In 2011, her first novel, The Hollowing Moon, was one of the four semi-finalists of the Anderbo Novel Contest.. She is currently working on her third novel.

Please join Aida 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!

            

Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic 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 November 5 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

            

A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the special Queens Lit Fest episode of Line Break on Saturday, at beautiful LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens. Our audience was attentive and enthusiastic, even as they broiled under a clear, hot sun.

We also need to thank participants Kambri Crews and Andrew Willett for their excellent readings. And thanks to Mike Geffner and everyone at the Queens Lit Fest for including us on their program.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar now and join us for our next regular episode on Saturday, November 5, 5:30-7:00 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Until then, please check out all the other terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. Something amazing happens there literally every day.

Also, please sign up for our mailing list so you can 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.

See you in November!

Kambri Crews reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016
Andrew Willett reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016
William Shunn reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016

            

Line Break Reading Series at the Queens Lit Fest, Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 pm

Line Break is the eclectic live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow. We are honored to be bringing our unique blend of writers and genres to the Queens Lit Fest in Long Island City on this afternoon at 1:30 pm.

The Queens Lit Fest is an amazing assemblage of dozens of local writers reading at LIC Landing over the course of two magical days. The festival is free, but you do need to RSVP. Do it now so you won't miss our all-star Line Break roster, which features:

  • Kambri Crews
  • William Shunn
  • Andrew Willett

We'll see you there!

Line Break Reading Series @ Queens Lit Fest
Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Free with RSVP
More info: Queens Lit Fest, a Happy Accident

LIC Landing
52-10 Center Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

LIC Landing is a leisurely walk from the 7 train at Vernon Blvd.–Jackson Av.

Meet our readers: Andrew Willett

            

Andrew Willett
Andrew Willett was raised in the eastern suburbs of San Francisco, which felt a lot like the part of the Spielberg movie before the aliens and monsters show up. An editor at The New York Times, he’s been a New Yorker for twenty-odd years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. His fiction has appeared in the anthology Thoughtcrime Experiments and, most recently, the finalists’ anthology from this year's Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.

Please join Andy and all our accomplished readers for our special Queens Lit Fest edition of Line Break, Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 pm at LIC Landing in Long Island City! Your free advance ticket gets you access to all that day's Queens Lit Fest events, not just Line Break. Get yours now, and we'll see you there!

Meet our readers: Kambri Crews

            

Kambri Crews
Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now owns and operates Q.E.D. – A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens. An after-school space for grown-ups, Q.E.D. is a café and co-working space by day and comedy club and learning center by night. With 80 to 100 events per month ranging from comedy and music to classes like learning to crochet or home brew beer, there is something for everyone.

Kambri is also a renowned storyteller and the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). She has performed on The Moth, Literary Death Match, Risk! and Mortified, and has appeared at SXSW Comedy, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club. Also a public speaker, she has given speeches at the University of Texas, Texas Book Festival, University of Oregon, SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, book festivals, and events. Visit her online at kambricrews.com.

Please join Kambri and all our accomplished readers for our special Queens Lit Fest edition of Line Break, Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 pm at LIC Landing in Long Island City! Your free advance ticket gets you access to all that day's Queens Lit Fest events, not just Line Break. Get yours now, and we'll see you there!

James Gordon's cri de cœur

            

James Gordon (a/k/a G.P.A.) was unable to make it to last Saturday's Line Break thanks to a cancelled flight from his native Chicago. But we still want you to sample the raw power of his work, and nothing he's done is as raw or powerful as this brand-new poem, "Police Are Bullies." Take a listen. Then listen again.

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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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