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Nicholas Kaufmann is the author of eight books, including Walk in Shadows, General Slocum's Gold, Hunt at World's End, Chasing the Dragon, Dying Is My Business, Die and Stay Dead, Still Life: Nine Stories, and In the Shadow of the Axe. His work has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Thriller Award. His wife Alexa used to live in Astoria, home of the Line Break Reading Series, but he successfully lured her away to Brooklyn, where they live now with two terrible cats.

Please join Nick and all our talented readers for Line Break #10, Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Jeff McCrum

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, Final Hearing. His creative writing led to seething political spoken word poetry and performances, and to his latest award, 2017 Indie Author Legacy Poet of the Year.

His most recent documentary, Michael Carvin: No Excuses, appeared in June at the People's Film Festival. His one-man play, Exposing Politics, will run this August in the New York Theater Festival.

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

Please join Oscar and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #9a, Saturday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Admission is free!

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series. His newest short story will appear August 16th in the online science fiction anthology Seat 14C, presented by XPRIZE (where he serves on the Science Fiction Advisory Council).

When not hosting shows or writing about the future, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials.

Please join Bill and all our talented readers for Line Break #9a, Saturday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Admission is free!

            

Emily Alta Hockaday is author of Ophelia: A Botanist's Guide, What We Love & Will Not Give Up, and Starting a Life. Her work has appeared in the North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Amazon's Day One, and Newtown Literary, among other publications. She can be found on the web at www.emilyhockaday.com and @E_Hockaday.

Please join Emily and all our amazing readers for Line Break #9a, Saturday, July 29, 12:30 p.m. at the New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island. Admission is free!

Meet our readers: Libba Bray

            

Libba Bray is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy (A Great and Terrible Beauty, Rebel Angels, The Sweet Far Thing), the Michael L. Printz Award-winning Going Bovine, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Beauty Queens, and the Diviners series (The Diviners, Lair of Dreams, and the forthcoming Before the Devil Breaks You). She is 1/4 of the all YA-author rock band, TIGER BEAT, whose seminal debut album, Where's the F*%ing Food Court?, has been certified gold(leaf) in Arkansas.

Please join Libba and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Stephanie Grossman is a writer and marketing professional in New York City who has worked for several publishing houses, including Simon & Schuster and Penguin Random House. She currently works at JSTOR, a scholarly research digital archive. Her writing has been published in Paste Magazine and BOAST: Best of Astoria. Find her online at anxietyofauthorship.com and follow her on Twitter at @StephMGrossman.

Please join Stephanie and all our amazing readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 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 amazing readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Joshua McCuen

            

Joshua McCuen is a recent MFA graduate who is still trying to figure out what to do with his life. He will be running away to Italy shortly, and this will be his last reading before he pulls a Robert Johnson and disappears for a year or two.

Please join Josh and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: William Cusick

            

William Cusick is a writer and filmmaker based in NYC. His music film Pop Meets the Void was awarded Best Feature Film of the 2015 Lower East Side Film Festival, screened at the Museum of the Moving Image in 2016, and awarded Best of the Festival and The Audience Award at the 2016 Queens World Film Festival.

Please join Bill and all our amazing readers for Line Break #9, Saturday, July 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

Pinch hitter William Shunn was born in Los Angeles, raised in Utah, run out of Canada on a rail, and now lives in Astoria, Queens. He is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. He hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series.

Bill's 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 (despite his atheism) 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 outstanding readers for Line Break #8, Saturday, June 3, 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, October 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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