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

Meet our readers: 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 https://www.youtube.com/user/lacre8or.

Please join 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!

Meet our readers: Karen Heuler

            

Karen Heuler's stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction (twice), and a bunch of other near-misses. She has published four novels and three story collections, and in July Aqueduct Press released her novella, In Search of Lost Time, about a woman who can steal time.

Please join Karen and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 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 December 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, December 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.

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 #14: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our thirteenth 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. Sam J. Miller, Kem Joy Ukwu and Matthew Kressel brought us outstanding fiction. Peter Bryce took us inside the mind of a mass murderer. David Mills delighted us with more of his mind-expanding poetry. And Austin Grossman brought us a freshly glistening excerpt from his new novel-in-progress.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2nd, when we'll we back with our fourteenth issue, featuring Berry, Kambri Crews, Emily J. Gertz, Karen Heuler, and Martin J. Levine.

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

Sam J. Miller reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Kem Joy Ukwu reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Peter Bryce reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

Matthew Kressel reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
David Mills reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Austin Grossman reads at Line Break #13 - 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 November 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, November 4, 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/1718278274869431/

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 #13: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Peter Bryce is an attorney and essayist. Prior to law school, he ran an underground cardroom and casino in a Washington D.C. loftspace. According to numerous sources, he is able to control the outcome of games of chance with his mind.

Please join Pete and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sam J. Miller

            

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His debut novel, The Art of Starving (YA/SF), was published by HarperCollins in 2017, and will be followed by Blackfish City from Ecco Press in 2018.

His stories have been nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, and have appeared in over a dozen "year's best" anthologies. He's a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop, and a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in New York City, and at www.samjmiller.com.

Please join Sam and all our talented readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Mills

            

David Mills is the author of two books, The Dream Detective (a small-press bestseller) and The Sudden Country, a 2012 book finalist for the Main Street Rag Prize. He is the subject of the documentary Freak the Language, and has had two poems featured on ESPN. He lived for three years in Langston Hughes' landmark Harlem home and performs a one-person show of Hughes' work. He received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Jubilat, Callaloo and Brooklyn Rail, to name a few.

Please join David and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Austin Grossman

            

Austin Grossman is a novelist and game designer.

His novels include Soon I Will Be Invincible, YOU, and Crooked. Soon I Will Be Invincible was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. His writing has also appeared in Granta, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

His major game credits include Ultima Underworld 2, System Shock, Trespasser, Deus Ex, Epic Mickey, Dishonored, and Dishonored 2. He is currently Director of Game Design and Interactive Storytelling at the augmented reality company Magic Leap.

Please join Austin and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Kem Joy Ukwu

            

Kem Joy Ukwu's fiction has appeared in PANK, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Carve, TINGE, Blue Lake Review, Jabberwock Review, Auburn Avenue, The Brooklyn Quarterly and Day One. Her short story collection manuscript, Locked Gray/Linked Blue, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 New American Fiction Prize. The same collection is forthcoming from Brain Mill Press in February 2018. Born and raised in the Bronx, she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband. More of her work can be found at kemjoyukwu.com.

Please join Kem and all our talented readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

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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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