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

Amanda Claire Buckley is a self-described Troubadour. Her writing, music, and theatrical adventures have taken her to Vermont, Chicago, Italy, DC, Philadelphia and New York City. She was a company member with Off-Color Comedy and produced readings, workshops, and talks for the Chicago Writers Conference. She was awarded the National Storytelling Network's Next Generation Scholarship in 2015. She's currently pursuing her MFA at Sarah Lawrence College. More of her work can be found at AmandaClaireBuckley.com.

Please join Amanda and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #11, Saturday, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            
TRANSIT ALERT! Due to scheduled track maintenance, the N train will not be running in Queens the weekend of September 2nd. As an alternative, transfer to a shuttle bus at Queensboro Plaza and take it to Ditmars Blvd. Please leave extra time.

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 September 2 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, September 2, 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/768009846711654/

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 #11: Saturday, September 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

David Keck reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Heaps of praise to everyone who turned out for our tenth 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.

Thanks as always to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it. And thanks especially to our amazing readers, who made it the incredible show it turned out to be. David Keck brought us palace intrigue in the form of the opening chapter from his forthcoming novel. Rajan Khanna took us airship adventuring with a scene from his new novel. Olena Jennings read us poetry written on her recent retreat to Tblisi, Georgia. And Nicholas Kaufmann read us a heartfelt tribute to Robbi Morgan, the first victim to die in the original Friday the 13th.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 2nd, when we'll we back with our eleventh issue, featuring Eden Robins, Amanda Claire Buckley, Monica Wendel, and more.

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 September! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Rajan Khanna reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Olena Jennings reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Nicholas Kaufmann reads at Line Break #10 - 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 August 5 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, August 5, 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.

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 #10: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: David Keck

            

David Keck is a New York based writer, teacher, and cartoonist from Winnipeg, Canada. He is the author of the Tales of Durand series, which includes In the Eye of Heaven, In a Time of Treason, and the forthcoming A King in Cobwebs.

Growing up on the prairies, he filled pads of newsprint with drawings and stories. After completing degrees in English Literature/History and Education in Winnipeg, he travelled to England's University of Sussex where he earned an MA in creative writing.

He likes nothing better than clambering around castles, cathedrals, and bits of Neolithic stonework—and has managed to drag friends and relations from the South of France all the way up to the Orkney Islands in pursuit of them.

In 2004, he moved to the United States to marry a New Yorker. For twelve years, he has been teaching middle school English Language Arts in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York.

Please join Dave and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #10, Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

This weekend, the New York City Poetry Festival invades Governors Island for two solid days of live readings on three stages featuring 250 poets from all five boroughs.

Line Break will be featured on the Festival's Algonquin Stage this Saturday from 12:30 to 1:00 pm. To be sure of seeing us, you should catch the Governors Island Ferry from Manhattan or Brooklyn no later than 11:30 am. The ferries are free before noon, and after you come see us in Nolan Park, you can spend the rest of the day soaking up great poetry in the middle of one of the city's hidden treasures.


Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon in a special New York City Poetry Festival Edition on Governors Island.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific July 29 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
New York City Poetry Festival Edition
Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30-1:00 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

New York City Poetry Festival
Algonquin Stage
Governors Island
New York, NY 11231

Admission free. Festival open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, July 29 & 30.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1922833654616764

Line Break #9a: Saturday, July 29, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Meet our readers: Rajan Khanna

            

Rajan Khanna is a fiction writer, blogger, reviewer and narrator. His third novel, Raining Fire, a post-apocalyptic adventure with airships, appeared this month from Pyr. It completes the trilogy begun in Falling Sky and continued in Rising Tide.

His short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Shimmer, and several anthologies. His articles and reviews have appeared at Tor.com and LitReactor.com, and his podcast narrations can be heard at Podcastle, Escape Pod, PseudoPod, Beneath Ceaseless Skies and Lightspeed Magazine. Rajan lives in New York, where he's a member of the Altered Fluid writing group.

Please join Raj and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #10, Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Olena Jennings

            

Olena Jennings's collection of poetry, Songs from an Apartment, was released in January by Underground Books. Her translations of poetry from Ukrainian can be found in Chelsea, Poetry International, and Wolf. She has published fiction in Joyland, Pioneertown, and Projecttile, and her novel Shut Mouth will appear in 2018 from Underground Books. She completed her M.F.A. in writing at Columbia and her M.A. focusing in Ukrainian literature at the University of Alberta.

Please join Olena and all our amazing readers for Line Break #10, Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Nicholas Kaufmann is the author of eight books, including Walk in Shadows, General Slocum's Gold, Hunt at World's End, Chasing the Dragon, Dying Is My Business, Die and Stay Dead, Still Life: Nine Stories, and In the Shadow of the Axe. His work has been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the Thriller Award. His wife Alexa used to live in Astoria, home of the Line Break Reading Series, but he successfully lured her away to Brooklyn, where they live now with two terrible cats.

Please join Nick and all our amazing readers for Line Break #10, Saturday, August 5, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Jeff McCrum

            

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 August 5 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, August 5, 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.

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 #10: Saturday, August 5, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

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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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