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Meet our readers: Steven Alvarez

          

Steven Alvarez is the author of The Codex Mojaodicus, winner of the 2016 Fence Modern Poets Prize. He has also authored the novels-in-verse The Pocho Codex (2011) and The Xicano Genome (2013), both published by Editorial Paroxismo, and the chapbooks Tonalamatl: El Segundo's Dream Notes (2017, Letter [r] Press), Un/documented, Kentucky, (2016, winner of the Rusty Toque Chapbook Prize), and Six Poems from the Codex Mojaodicus (2014, winner of the Seven Kitchens Press Rane Arroyo Poetry Prize). His work has appeared in Best American Experimental Writing, Asymptote, Berkeley Poetry Review, Fence, Huizache, The Offing, and Waxwing. Follow Steven on Instagram at @stevenpaulalvarez and Twitter at @chastitellez.

Please join Steven and all our world-class readers for Line Break #22, Saturday, September 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Jared Harél

          

Jared Harél is the author of Go Because I Love You (Diode Editions, 2018) and The Body Double (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012). He's been awarded the Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize from American Poetry Review, the William Matthews Poetry Prize from Asheville Poetry Review, and an Individual Artist Grant from the Queens Council on the Arts.

His poems have appeared in such journals as Tin House, The Threepenny Review, The Southern Review, Massachusetts Review, Poetry Daily, Bennington Review, 32 Poems, and Newtown Literary. Harél teaches writing at Nassau Community College, plays drums for the rock-band Flyin' J & The Ghostrobber, and lives in Rego Park, NY with his wife and two kids. For more information, please visit jaredharel.com.

Please join Jared and all our talented readers for Line Break #22, Saturday, September 1, 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, and edits the new online literary journal The Piltdown Review. He is the author of the award-nominated memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, as well as more than three dozen short stories. His poetry has appeared in Sunstone and Analog, and is forthcoming in Asimov's. When not hosting shows or writing about the future, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials. In an alternate timeline, he makes his living as a the world's sixth most highly paid assassin.

Please join Bill and all our world-class readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Rothman

          

David Rothman has taught writing for the City University of New York for over ten years. His short stories have appeared in such journals as Glimmer Train, Hybrido, The Prague Review, and The Nassau Review, among others. He has shared the bill at live events with such luminaries as Francisco Goldman, and has recently completed a novel that might be best described as "magical real-estatism."

Please join David and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

          

Sarah Riccio studied writing at Brooklyn College. After a storied career slinging beer in Astoria, she now writes for an online sleep resource about bedding and industry news. She never thought she'd get paid to lie on a mattress all day in that capacity . . .

Sarah is a Line Break regular known for her caustic and provocative essays, which she has also performed at Taboo Tales NYC. Her essay "Kids on Division Street," which she debuted at Line Break #1a, will appear later this year in The Piltdown Review, while her essay "Lauretta's Lesson" from Line Break #4 will appear soon in Precipice Magazine.

Please join Sarah and all our talented readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sahar Muradi

          

Sahar Muradi is author of the chapbook [ G A T E S ] from Black Lawrence Press / is co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature / is co-founder of the Afghan American Artists and Writers Association / has been the recipient of the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, a Kundiman Poetry Fellowship, and an Asian American Writers' Workshop Open City Fellowship / has an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, an MPA in international development from NYU, and a BA in creative writing from Hampshire College / directs the poetry programs at City Lore / and dearly believes in the bottom of the rice pot. More at saharmuradi.com.

Please join Sahar and all our incredible readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


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Meet our readers: Olena Jennings

          

Olena Jennings is the author of the collection of poetry Songs from an Apartment (Underground Books, 2017). Her translations of Ukrainian poetry appeared in the anthologies Words for War (Academic Studies Press, 2017, together with Oksana Lutsyshyna) and The White Chalk of Days (Academic Studies Press, 2017), as well as The Common, Poetry International, and Wolf. She is the host of the Poets of Queens reading series.

Her fiction has been published in Joyland, Pioneertown, and Projecttile. Visit her website at olenajennings.com.

Please join Olena and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 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, and edits the new online literary journal The Piltdown Review. He is the author of the award-nominated memoir The Accidental Terrorist, as well as more than three dozen short stories. His poetry has appeared in Sunstone and Analog, and is forthcoming in 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 accomplished readers for Line Break #20, Saturday, July 7, 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, Final Hearing, which won the 2016 NYCHA–NAACP Just READ Award. 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.

Oscar has performed at the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Bronx Library Center, Brownsville Heritage House, Fordham University, National Action Network Annual Convention, New York Poetry Festival, Indie Author Legacy Awards, Bowery Poetry Club, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, William Street Common, and Blazing Star Cultural Center. His most recent documentary, Michael Carvin: No Excuses, appeared last year at the People's Film Festival. Currently, as a playwright, Oscar is performing two plays, titled Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (a NYFA fiscally sponsored project) and Diplomacy. Learn more at malcolmentertainment.com,
facebook.com/oscar.sanders.3192, and @oscarsanders.

Please join Oscar and all our talented readers for Line Break #20, Saturday, July 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Mills

          

Happy 4th of July, Line Breakers! On this auspicious day, we're delighted to announce the return of a very special guest.

David Mills is the author of two books of poetry—The Dream Detective and The Sudden Country, a book-prize finalist. His most recent manuscript is also a finalist for the Crab Orchard Review Prize. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Breadloaf, and the Queens Council on the Arts. He has an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Fence, Colorado Review, and Vermont Literary Review. He has also recorded his poetry on RCA Records and for ESPN, and had poems displayed at the Venice Biennale.

Please join David and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #20, Saturday, July 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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