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Meet our readers: Jackie Sherbow

            

Jackie Sherbow is a writer and editor living in Queens, NY. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in places like Occulum, Bad Pony, Luna Luna, Day One, and The Opiate, and have been part of the NYC-based Emotive Fruition performance series. She works as an editor for two leading mystery-fiction magazines (Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine) as well as Newtown Literary, the literary journal dedicated to the borough of Queens.

Please join Jackie and all our talented readers for Line Break #18, Sunday, April 8, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Theresa DeLucci

            

Theresa DeLucci is an alum of the Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her fiction has appeared in ChiZine and on Tor.com, where she is a regular reviewer of horror and New Weird fiction, and, as the only staffer willing to pay for HBO, Game of Thrones and Westworld. She is also a frequent guest on Wired.com's Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast.

Please join Theresa and all our talented readers for Line Break #18, Sunday, April 8, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Jonathan Sumpter

            

Jonathan Sumpter wrote his first novel, a tale about spies, when he was 11. Since then he has been laboring to write a second one that he'll be just as happy with.

Please join Jonathan and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #17, Saturday, March 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Renee Mariotti

            

Renee Mariotti is a Chicago native who has called New York City home for over 12 years. She makes her living as a wardrobe supervisor, costume designer, and stylist on various television shows, films, theatrical productions, and fashion events around the city. She spends her free time in the basement of bars performing improv comedy and stand-up.

Renee has been writing in various capacities for as long as she can remember. Her sketch comedy has been seen on stage at the Upright Citizens Brigade, the Magnet Theater, and the Peoples Improv Theater, and her stories have been shared on stage at the Magnet Theater.

While completing her graduate degree at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Renee took a diversion from her study of Criminal Law to take a Creative Nonfiction writing class, where she fell in love with the genre. A lifelong fan of storytelling and memoir, CNF proved to be the perfect marriage between the two, and she hasn't stopped writing within the form since!

Please join Renee and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #17, Saturday, March 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Rachel Voss

            

Rachel Voss is a high school English teacher who has lived in Astoria for the past decade. She graduated with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature from SUNY Purchase College. Her work has previously appeared in Hanging Loose Magazine, Newtown Literary, Unsplendid, The Ghazal Page, Bodega Magazine, and The New Verse News, among others, and is forthcoming in Jokes Review. She has read her work at venues throughout New York City and Long Island, and is a proud member of The Round Table, a women's arts collective dedicated to supporting and promoting female artists.

Please join Rachel and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #17, Saturday, March 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Lucrezia Alcorn

Meet our readers: Nancy Hightower

            

Nancy Hightower has published work in Entropy, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Flapperhouse, and Huffington Post, among other places. She is the author of The Acolyte, her first book of poetry, and Elementarí Rising. From 2014 to 2016 she was the science fiction and fantasy reviewer for The Washington Post. She is currently working on a book about digital fictions with DJ Spooky for Duke University Press, and a memoir about growing up in the evangelical South.

Please join Nancy and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #17, Saturday, March 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Jennifer Marie Brissett is the author of the novel Elysium, or, The World After. Her work has been shortlisted for the storySouth Million Writers Award, the Locus Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and has won the Philip K. Dick Award Special Citation. Her short stories can be found in FIYAH Magazine, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Lightspeed, Terraform, Uncanny, The Future Fire, APB: Artists Against Police Brutality, and other publications. And once in her life, a long time ago and for three and a half years, she owned and operated a Brooklyn indie bookstore called Indigo Café & Books. She is currently on faculty at the Gotham Writers Workshop where she teaches Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing. She lives in NYC. Her website can be found at www.jennbrissett.com.

Please join Jenn and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #17, Saturday, March 3, 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 spectacular readers for Line Break #16, Saturday, February 3, 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. 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 incredible readers for Line Break #16, Saturday, February 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Mack

            

The Midnight Front

David Mack is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty novels and numerous short works of science fiction, fantasy, and adventure, including the Star Trek Destiny and Cold Equations trilogies.

Beyond prose, Mack's writing credits span several media, including television (for produced episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), film, and comic books.

Mack's most recently published works are the novels Star Trek: Discovery – Desperate Hours and Star Trek: Titan – Fortune of War.

His upcoming work includes Dark Arts, an original series of secret-history novels debuting in January 2018 from Tor Books, starting with The Midnight Front, a World War II–era epic fantasy. Book two, The Iron Codex, is slated for January 2019.

He is represented by Lucienne Diver of The Knight Agency.

Mack resides in New York City with his wife, Kara.

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

Please join Dave and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #16, Saturday, February 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Dave Cross

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