Line Break #: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: Malcolm Chang

            

Malcolm Chang reports: "I currently reside in Jackson Heights, but I have also lived in Johannesburg, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, amongst others. I was born during the apartheid era and as a third generation Chinese-South African, have been regarded at various times in my life as more Black than White, as well as more White than Black, on that odd spectrum of racial classification that existed in South Africa. I have written essays for Elle Magazine (South Africa), and a chapter of my memoirs appeared in Newtown Literary. You can also check out my blogs at Senile Delinquent and Mal and Di's Excellent Adventure. I am currently working on my memoirs and my first novel."

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

Meet our readers: John C. Foster

            

John C. Foster's first novel, Dead Men, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2015, and his second, Mister White, by Grey Matter Press in April of 2016. His debut collection of short stories, Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in January 2017. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Shock Totem, Dark Moon Digest, and Dread: The Best of Grey Matter Press. He lives in Brooklyn with the actress Linda Jones. For more information, please visit www.johnfosterfiction.com.

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

Meet our readers: Marleen S. Barr

            

Marleen S. Barr is known for her pioneering work in feminist science fiction and teaches English at the City University of New York. She has won the Science Fiction Research Association Pilgrim Award for lifetime achievement in science fiction criticism. Barr is the author of Alien to Femininity: Speculative Fiction and Feminist Theory, Lost in Space: Probing Feminist Science Fiction and Beyond, Feminist Fabulation: Space/Postmodern Fiction, and Genre Fission: A New Discourse Practice for Cultural Studies. Barr has edited many anthologies and co-edited the science fiction issue of PMLA. She is the author of the novels Oy Pioneer! and Oy Feminist Planets: A Fake Memoir.

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

            

Richard Taylor Pearson is a triple threat: author, actor, and attorney. He grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he appeared in many plays and musicals. After graduating from Rhodes College, Richard went on to obtain a law degree from Rutgers School of Law. While he works as an attorney by day, his nights and weekends are spent writing novels and performing in theatrical events all over New York City. Richard lives in Jersey City with his husband, Brian, and their daughter, Natalie. His debut novel, The Role, was published by Lethe Press in May of 2016.

Visit him on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+, or at richardtpearson.com.

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

Line Break #7: Saturday, May 6, 2017

            

Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic monthly live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow, at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific May 6 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/295590724211678/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #7: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Kathe Koja reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A big huzzah to everyone who turned out for our sixth regular episode of Line Break this past Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. Just by showing up and giving us the gift of your attention, you helped make the afternoon bigger and better than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Kathe Koja, Audrey Dimola, Paul Witcover, and Jackie Sherbow for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. (G.P.A. was unable to make it, which is certain now to become a running joke.) And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6, when we'll we back with our seventh issue, featuring Marleen Barr, Malcolm Chang, John Foster, Dina Laura, and Richard Taylor Pearson!

So sign up for our mailing list and keep abreast of all the latest developments in the Line Break world. And finally, if you're interested in participating in a future Line Break, do send us a submission.

We look forward to seeing you again in May! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Audrey Dimola reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Paul Witcover reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jackie Sherbow reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific April 1 lineup, featuring:

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!


Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/249778315467938/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #6: Saturday, April 1, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

James Gordon, better known as G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), is an international award-winning author, champion storyteller, and rising actor from the South Side of Chicago. He has written several books that span the genres of poetry, children's, young adult, erotica, and mystery and suspense. James can be seen on episodes of Empire, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Chicago Justice, and Shameless, and in several movies as well as commercials. He can be found at his website iblowyourmind.net and on Twitter at gr8estpoetalive.

Please join G.P.A. and all our incredible readers for Line Break #6, Saturday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Paul Witcover

            

Paul Witcover's most recent novel is The Watchman of Eternity. He has been a finalist for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Shirley Jackson awards.

Please join Paul and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #6, Saturday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Audrey Dimola

            

Celebrated for her dynamic presence on stage and on the page, Queens native Audrey Dimola is a poet, performer, curator, connector, and lifelong artist. She is also Director of Public Programs at her beloved Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Audrey is the author of two poetry & prose collections, Decisions We Make While We Dream (2012) and TRAVERSALS (2014), and is creator of the Compass Project, a guerrilla poetry sticker initiative that has traveled across the globe spreading positivity.

A crusader for culture in her hometown borough since her college years, Audrey has been widely recognized for her work in its artistic/literary communities by presenting a unique circuit of events and creative opportunities marked by a wondrous spirit of empowerment and exploration. She has been featured on NY1 TV, Queens Public TV, and in many local publications/media, has curated shows for LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the Historic House Trust, and Queens Museum, and performed at venues around NYC including Queens Council on the Arts, Bowery Poetry Club, Brooklyn Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Dixon Place, and the NYC Poetry Festival. She can usually be found: writing on everything, riding her bike, climbing trees, pushing the edges of reality...

And of course, stoking the flames. Learn more at audreydimola.com.

Please join Audrey and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #6, Saturday, April 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Line Break

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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, June 2, 5:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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