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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.

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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!.

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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!.

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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!

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn
William Shunn is a writer and storyteller who was born in Los Angeles, raised in Utah, expelled from Canada, 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 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.

Bill's storytelling was featured most recently at the Throckmorton Theatre in Mill Valley, CA, he made an appearance in Michael Ian's Black newest comedy special, Noted Expert, and he'll soon be heard on the Modern Stories Mix podcast. Visit him online at shunn.net.

Please join Bill 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: Robert J. Howe

            

Robert J. Howe has published short fiction in Salon.com, the magazines Analog, Electric Velocipede, and Black Gate, and the anthologies Newer York and Happily Ever After, among other venues. His novelette, “The Cartographer of Dreamland,” took first place in the InterGalactic Medicine Show Reader’s Choice Awards. He published a series of haiku, “Bury My Heart at Olduvai Gorge,” as part of the digital print collaboration Knowing Limits, a traveling exhibition shown in U.S. national parks, 1997-1999. He has never been arrested. Luck was a factor.

Please join Bob and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

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Robert J. Howe

Meet our readers: James Gordon

            

James Gordon a/k/a G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)
James Gordon, better known as G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), is an international award-winning author and poet, and was recently named UBAWA's Children's Author of the Year. He can be seen on episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Empire, and Shameless, as well as the movies Animals and A Slice of Life.

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Meet our readers: Nancy Hightower

            

Nancy Hightower has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as The New York Quarterly, storySouth, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Bop Dead City, and Word Riot. Her debut novel, Elementarí Rising (2013), received a starred review in Library Journal, and her first collection of poetry, The Acolyte (2015), has been nominated for an Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Currently, she reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post and is working on a book about digital fictions with Paul D. Miller (a/k/a DJ Spooky). Nancy also co-hosts the Liars’ League NYC Reading Series with Andrew Lloyd Jones.

Please join Nancy and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

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Nancy Hightower

            

Gregory A. Wilson
Gregory A. Wilson is a published author of both speculative fiction and academic writing and Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York, where he teaches creative writing, speculative fiction, and other literature courses. His first novel, The Third Sign, was published a few years ago; his second, Icarus, just appeared as a graphic novel from Silence in the Library Publishing; and his third, Grayshade, will be published in September by the Ed Greenwood Group.

Greg has short stories in various anthologies and is co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. He is also the host of a Twitch.tv channel focused on story and narrative. He lives with his family in Riverdale, NY.

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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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