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Richard Jeffrey Newman has published two books of poetry, Words for What Those Men Have Done (Guernica Editions 2017) and The Silence of Men (CavanKerry Press 2006), as well as a chapbook, For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press 2016). In addition, he has co-translated three books of classical Persian poetry, most recently The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahameh (Junction Press 2011). Newman is on the executive board of Newtown Literary, a Queens-based literary non-profit and curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights, Queens. He is Professor of English at Nassau Community College, where he also serves as secretary of the faculty union, The Nassau Community College Federation of Teachers (NCCFT). His website is www.richardjnewman.com.

Please join Rich and all our accomplished 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: Chandler Klang Smith

            

A graduate of Bennington College and the creative writing MFA program at Columbia University, Chandler Klang Smith has worked in book publishing, as a ghostwriter, and for the KGB Bar literary venue. She recently served as a juror for the 2016 Shirley Jackson Awards. She teaches and tutors in New York City. Her novel The Sky Is Yours appeared January 23rd from Hogarth.

Please join Chandler and all our outstanding 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: 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. Together with poet Lucas Hunt, she is a host of the new Poets of Queens reading series.

Her fiction has been published in Joyland, Pioneertown, and Projecttile. She is the author of the forthcoming novel Shut Mouth.

Please join Olena and all our world-class readers for Line Break #15, Saturday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Barr Kirtley

            

David Barr Kirtley is the host of the Geek's Guide to the Galaxy podcast on Wired.com, for which he's interviewed well over 300 guests, including Neil Gaiman, George R. R. Martin, Margaret Atwood, Richard Dawkins, Paul Krugman, Simon Pegg, Joyce Carol Oates, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Ursula K. Le Guin (not to mention Line Break host William Shunn).

His short fiction appears in magazines such as Realms of Fantasy, Weird Tales, Lightspeed, and Intergalactic Medicine Show, on podcasts such as Escape Pod and Pseudopod, and in books such as The Living Dead, New Cthulhu, The Way of the Wizard, and New Voices in Science Fiction. His story "Save Me Plz" was picked by editor Rich Horton for the 2008 edition of the anthology series Fantasy: The Best of the Year.

Dave is the son of Buckley Prize–winning physicist John R. Kirtley. He majored in Government at Colby College and holds an MPW (MFA) degree in screenwriting and fiction from the University of Southern California. For the past decade he's appeared as a staff instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers. He lives in New York.

Please join Dave and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #15, Saturday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Robert J. Howe

            

Robert J. Howe has published poetry in 50 Haiku and Serving House Journal, 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 Knowing Limits, a traveling exhibition shown in U.S. national parks.

Please join Bob and all our amazing readers for Line Break #15, Saturday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Kurt Olsson

            

Kurt Olsson has published two collections of poetry. His most recent, Burning Down Disneyland (Gunpowder Press, 2017), was selected by Tom Lux as the winner of the 2016 Barry Spacks Poetry Prize. Kurt's first collection, What Kills What Kills Us (Silverfish Review Press, 2007), won the Gerald Cable Book Award. The book was subsequently awarded the Towson University Prize for Literature, given annually to the best book published the previous year by a Maryland writer, and named Best Poetry Book of 2008 by Peace Corps Writers.

Kurt's poems have appeared in many journals, including Poetry, FIELD, The New Republic, Southern Review, Poet Lore, and Antioch Review. He lives and works in Bethesda, Maryland.

Please join Kurt and all our talented readers for Line Break #15, Saturday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

Sarah Riccio lives, writes, and slings beer in Astoria. She is a Line Break regular known for her caustic and provocative essays, who has also been seen at Taboo Tales NYC.

Please join Sarah and all our amazing readers for Line Break #15, Saturday, January 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Emily J. Gertz

            

Emily J. Gertz is a freelance journalist. She has reported on environment, energy, climate, technology and health for Reveal, News Deeply, Popular Science, The Guardian, OnEarth, Grist, Talking Points Memo, Scientific American, and others. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, science and technology writer-editor Patrick Di Justo, and their cat Ada.

Please join Emily and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Martin J. Levine

            

Martin J. Levine's poetry has been anthologized in the book It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes, edited by Arnold Adoff; published in Measure magazine, where he was a finalist for the X. J. Kennedy Parody Award; and featured on Hugh Hamilton's WBAI radio show "Talkback." In addition to poetry, he writes fiction, songs, and musical theatre.

Please join Marty and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: 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 incredible readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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