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Meet our readers: Susana H. Case

            

Susana H. Case is the author of five books of poetry, most recently, Drugstore Blue, from Five Oaks Press in 2017, and 4 Rms w Vu from Mayapple Press, as well as four chapbooks. One of her collections, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Opole University Press in Poland. Her poems appear widely in magazines and anthologies. Case is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City. Please visit her at susanahcase.com and facebook.com/susana.case.

Please join Susana and all our world-class readers for Line Break #12, Saturday, October 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Norman Stock

            

Norman Stock is the author of two books of poetry: Buying Breakfast for My Kamikaze Pilot (Gibbs Smith, 1994), winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Contest, and Pickled Dreams Naked (NYQ Books, 2010). His poems have appeared in The New Republic, College English, New York Quarterly, New England Review, The New York Times, Newtown Literary, Verse, and many other magazines, as well as in anthologies and textbooks.

The recipient of awards from the Writer's Voice, Poets & Writers' Maureen Egen Writers Exchange, the Bennington Writing Workshops, and the Tanne Foundation, Norman has also been a Bread Loaf fellow, a Sewanee scholar, and a finalist for Poet Laureate of Queens. Formerly the Acquisitions Librarian at Montclair State University, from which he retired in 2005, he lives with his wife, Lydia Chang, a clinical psychotherapist, in Jackson Heights, Queens.

Please join Norman and all our talented readers for Line Break #12, Saturday, October 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Kyle Thiessen

            

Kyle Thiessen emerges from creative hibernation every few years to renew his "artist card" by phoning in the bare minimum. Previous endeavors include a 2011 YouTube parody—the hastily-researched Fake Month at the Museum—as well as a short film in 1999 that won him a ticket to the Golden Globe Awards, where he peed next to John Lithgow.

In addition to YouTubing and peeing, Kyle has spent his adult life as a caricature artist, an IMAX projectionist, and a corporate PowerPoint designer for a multinational conglomerate of high-tech weapons systems and golf cart manufacturers. Until he fills the hole in his resume where "zamboni driver" should be, he'll be hard at work on the perfect Die Hard screenplay and occasionally tweeting @lazycartoonist.

Please join Kyle and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series. His latest short story, "Last," recently appeared in the online science fiction anthology Seat 14C, presented by XPRIZE (where he serves on the Science Fiction Advisory Council). He is the author of the religious true-crime memoir The Accidental Terrorist, and his poetry is forthcoming in both Analog and Asimov's. When not hosting shows or writing about the future, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials.

Please join Bill and all our amazing readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Laura Chavoen

Meet our readers: Robert J. Howe

            

Robert J. Howe has published poetry in 50 Haiku, and has poems forthcoming in The Dawntreader and Main Street Rag. His short fiction has appeared in Salon.com, and The Flatbush Review, the magazines Analog, Electric Velocipede, and Black Gate, and the anthologies Newer York and Happily Ever After. His haiku series, "Bury My Heart at Olduvai Gorge," was part of the traveling exhibition Knowing Limits, a traveling exhibition shown in U.S. national parks.

Please join Bob and all our amazing readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Eleanor Lang

Meet our readers: Eden Robins

            

Eden Robins lives in Chicago and will give you a very stern look if you speak disparagingly of the Midwest. She writes short fiction, long fiction, short essays, op-eds no one wants, and comedy videos for Big Pharma. She also co-hosts Tuesday Funk, a monthly live lit show in Chicago that she inherited from William Shunn, and has read her work aloud at many other pithily named events, as well as various hotel conference rooms at sci-fi conventions. She spends too much money on plane tickets.

Please join Eden and all our talented readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Monica Wendel

            

Monica Wendel's first book, No Apocalypse, was selected by Bob Hicok as the winner of the Georgetown Review Press Poetry Manuscript Contest. She is also the author of three chapbooks, most recently English Kills, which won the Autumn House Press Coal Hill Review Chapbook Contest.

She holds an MFA from New York University, where she was awarded Goldwater and Starworks teaching fellowships, and is an assistant professor of composition and creative writing at St. Thomas Aquinas College. She has served as the writer in residence at the Jack Kerouac Project of Orlando, Florida, and Fire Island National Seashore.

Please join Monica and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Amanda Claire Buckley is a self-described Troubadour. Her writing, music, and theatrical adventures have taken her to Vermont, Chicago, Italy, DC, Philadelphia and New York City. She was a company member with Off-Color Comedy and produced readings, workshops, and talks for the Chicago Writers Conference. She was awarded the National Storytelling Network's Next Generation Scholarship in 2015. She's currently pursuing her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. More of her work can be found at AmandaClaireBuckley.com.

Please join Amanda and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Keck

            

David Keck is a New York based writer, teacher, and cartoonist from Winnipeg, Canada. He is the author of the Tales of Durand series, which includes In the Eye of Heaven, In a Time of Treason, and the forthcoming A King in Cobwebs.

Growing up on the prairies, he filled pads of newsprint with drawings and stories. After completing degrees in English Literature/History and Education in Winnipeg, he travelled to England's University of Sussex where he earned an MA in creative writing.

He likes nothing better than clambering around castles, cathedrals, and bits of Neolithic stonework—and has managed to drag friends and relations from the South of France all the way up to the Orkney Islands in pursuit of them.

In 2004, he moved to the United States to marry a New Yorker. For twelve years, he has been teaching middle school English Language Arts in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York.

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

Meet our readers: Rajan Khanna

            

Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, reviewer and narrator. His third novel, Raining Fire, a post-apocalyptic adventure with airships, appeared this month from Pyr. It completes the trilogy begun in Falling Sky and continued in Rising Tide.

His short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, and several anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared at Tor.com and LitReactor.com, and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed Magazine. Rajan lives in New York, where he's a member of the Altered Fluid writing group.

Please join Raj and all our world-class readers for Line Break #10, Saturday, August 5, 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, February 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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