Line Break | Astoria's Eclectic Monthly Live Literary Magazine
Line Break - Astoria's Eclectic Monthly Live Literary Magazine

Line Break is currently on hiatus. Keep abreast of future developments by signing up for our mailing list.


            

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 4 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 4, 2018, 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/2443325589236517/?event_time_id=2443325595903183

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 #21: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series, and edits the new online literary journal The Piltdown Review. He is the author of the award-nominated memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, as well as more than three dozen short stories. His poetry has appeared in Sunstone and Analog, and is forthcoming in Asimov's. When not hosting shows or writing about the future, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials. In an alternate timeline, he makes his living as a the world's sixth most highly paid assassin.

Please join Bill and all our world-class readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Rothman

            

David Rothman has taught writing for the City University of New York for over ten years. His short stories have appeared in such journals as Glimmer Train, Hybrido, The Prague Review, and The Nassau Review, among others. He has shared the bill at live events with such luminaries as Francisco Goldman, and has recently completed a novel that might be best described as "magical real-estatism."

Please join David and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

Sarah Riccio studied writing at Brooklyn College. After a storied career slinging beer in Astoria, she now writes for an online sleep resource about bedding and industry news. She never thought she'd get paid to lie on a mattress all day in that capacity . . .

Sarah is a Line Break regular known for her caustic and provocative essays, which she has also performed at Taboo Tales NYC. Her essay "Kids on Division Street," which she debuted at Line Break #1a, will appear later this year in The Piltdown Review, while her essay "Lauretta's Lesson" from Line Break #4 will appear soon in Precipice Magazine.

Please join Sarah and all our amazing readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sahar Muradi

            

Sahar Muradi is author of the chapbook [ G A T E S ] from Black Lawrence Press / is co-editor of One Story, Thirty Stories: An Anthology of Contemporary Afghan American Literature / is co-founder of the Afghan American Artists and Writers Association / has been the recipient of the Stacy Doris Memorial Poetry Award, a Kundiman Poetry Fellowship, and an Asian American Writers' Workshop Open City Fellowship / has an MFA in poetry from Brooklyn College, an MPA in international development from NYU, and a BA in creative writing from Hampshire College / directs the poetry programs at City Lore / and dearly believes in the bottom of the rice pot. More at saharmuradi.com.

Please join Sahar and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!


Photo Credit: Krista M. Fogle

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. She is the host of the Poets of Queens reading series.

Her fiction has been published in Joyland, Pioneertown, and Projecttile. Visit her website at olenajennings.com.

Please join Olena and all our talented readers for Line Break #21, Saturday, August 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

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 4 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 4, 2018, 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/2443325589236517/?event_time_id=2443325595903183

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 #21: Saturday, August 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

            

David Mills reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our twentieth 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Michelle Meier, David Mills, Jenny Hatchadorian, and Oscar Sanders with Naqaash Dorrell all delighted us with their skillful offerings and spot-on delivery.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, August 4th, when we'll we back with our twenty-first issue featuring Sahar Muradi, David Rothman, Sarah Riccio, and Olena Jennings.

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

Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Michelle Meier reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Oscar Sanders and Naqaash Dorrell perform at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jenny Hatchadorian reads at Line Break #20 - 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 July 7 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, July 7, 2018, 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/2443325589236517/?event_time_id=2443325599236516

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 #20: Saturday, July 7, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series, and edits the new online literary journal The Piltdown Review. He is the author of the award-nominated memoir The Accidental Terrorist, as well as more than three dozen short stories. His poetry has appeared in Sunstone and Analog, and is forthcoming in 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 outstanding readers for Line Break #20, Saturday, July 7, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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