Line Break #: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

Meet our readers: Jonathan Sumpter

            

Jonathan Sumpter wrote his first novel, a tale about spies, when he was 11. Since then he has been laboring to write a second one that he'll be just as happy with.

Please join Jonathan and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #5, Saturday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Keith R.A. DeCandido

            

Keith R.A. DeCandido has been writing professionally since 1994, which means he's been doing it for 23 years. He could've sworn he was a young turk of publishing just yesterday, and is rather appalled to see that he is now a grizzled veteran, and is well on his way to being an old fart. Still, he's got more than 50 novels, almost 100 short stories, a mess of comic books, and tons of nonfiction to show for those 23 years.

His recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Marvel's Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and Warriors Three: Godhood's End; the Stargate SG-1 novel Kali's Wrath; Mermaid Precinct, the latest in his fantasy/police procedural series; A Furnace Sealed, the first in his new urban fantasy series about a nice Jewish boy from the Bronx who hunts monsters; three novellas in the Super City Cops series, Avenging Amethyst, Undercover Blues, and Secret Identities; the short-story collection Without a License: The Fantastic Worlds of Keith R.A. DeCandido; and short stories in the anthologies Aliens: Bug Hunt, Altered States of the Union, Baker Street Irregulars Volumes 1 & 2, A Baker's Dozen of Magic, Joe Ledger: Unstoppable, Limbus Inc. Book 3, Nights of the Living Dead, The Side of Good/The Side of Evil, TV Gods: Summer Programming, V-Wars: Night Terrors, and The X-Files: Trust No One. In 2009, he was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers, which means he never needs to achieve anything ever again.

His rewatches of classic TV shows (various series in the Star Trek and Stargate franchises, as well as the 1966 Batman) have been appearing twice weekly on Tor.com since 2011. He's also a professional musician (currently the percussionist for the parody band Boogie Knights), an editor of more than 25 years' standing (working for clients both corporate and private), a second-degree black belt in karate (which he teaches to both children and adults), and probably some other stuff that he can't remember due to the lack of sleep. Find out less at DeCandido.net.

Please join Keith and all our amazing readers for Line Break #5, Saturday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

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"It was 30 years ago today, that the Mounties hauled the kid away..."

Yes, our host and producer William Shunn celebrates a dubious anniversary today—that of his infamous arrest on terror-related charges in Canada. We don't want to spoil too much, but if you click on the video below we'll let Michael Ian Black give away the punchline.

Or, if you're so minded, you could pick up a copy of The Accidental Terrorist, the acclaimed memoir in which Bill explains what happened before, during, and after that fateful arrest. All ebook versions are on sale for only 99 cents, and prices are slashed on signed print editions.

And please, come see Bill when he hosts the fifth issue of Line Break, on Saturday, March 4th, 3:00 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

            

Barbara Krasnoff has sold over thirty pieces of short fiction to a wide variety of publications and is working on a novel. Most recently, her story "Sabbath Wine," which has been nominated for the Nebula Award, appeared in the the anthology Clockwork Phoenix 5, while "The Ladder-Back Chair" will be in the spring issue of Mystic Delirium. Barbara is also the author of a YA non-fiction book, Robots: Reel to Real, and is currently Senior Reviews Editor for Computerworld. She is a member of the NYC writers group Tabula Rasa, and lives in Brooklyn. Her website is BrooklynWriter.com.

Please join Barbara and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #5, Saturday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Emily Alta Hockaday

            

Emily Alta Hockaday is author of Ophelia: A Botanist's Guide, What We Love & Will Not Give Up, and Starting a Life. Her work has appeared in the North American Review, Spoon River Poetry Review, Amazon's Day One, and Newtown Literary, among other publications. She can be found on the web at www.emilyhockaday.com and @E_Hockaday.

Please join Emily and all our amazing readers for Line Break #5, Saturday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

The Monarch Papers by CJ Bernstein
Every so often, we at Line Break like to shine a spotlight on new projects by our past readers. Boy oh boy, do we have a great one for you today!

CJ Bernstein wowed our audiences twice last year with a fairy tale steeped in the mythology of the world of The Monarch Papers, the interactive mystery/fantasy novel on which he was hard at work at the time.

Now, nearly a year later, The Monarch Papers is live and underway. It's a beautiful, complex, immersive project that defies description, so we'll just borrow this description from Mr. Bernstein himself:

The Monarch Papers is a completely free interactive literary experience. Part novel, part game, you are the missing piece in a puzzle that’s remained unsolved for a thousand years.

This is not just a story you read. You participate in it directly, through social media and blogs. You solve puzzles, you collaborate with other players, interact with the characters, and even influence the direction of the story. Best of all, it's not too late to start playing!

The Monarch Papers is 100% free, though if you feel so moved, you can support the project via Patreon. But whether you do or not, we hope you'll start reading and playing today. It's truly an experience like no other.

Line Break #5: Saturday, March 4, 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 March 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, March 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/145378139303894/

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 #5: Saturday, March 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Oscar Sanders reads at Line Break #4
A yuuuge thank you to everyone who turned out for our fourth regular episode of Line Break on 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 and fiercer than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Jacob M. Appel, Sydney Beveridge, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Oscar Sanders and Sarah Riccio for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. 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, March 4, when we'll we back with our fifth issue, featuring poet Emily Alta Hockaday, fantasist Andrew Willett, 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 March! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Jacob M. Appel reads at Line Break #4
Sydney Beveridge reads at Line Break #4
Richard Jeffrey Newman reads at Line Break #4
Sarah Riccio reads at Line Break #4

Reminder: Line Break #4 is today!

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns for 2017 this afternoon at 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 February lineup, featuring:

  • Jacob M. Appel
  • Sydney Beveridge
  • Richard Jeffrey Newman
  • Sarah Riccio
  • Oscar Sanders

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, February 4, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

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

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
https://qedastoria.com/products/line-break-3
https://www.facebook.com/events/730843940423083/

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 Reading Series, Saturday, February 4, 2017, 3:00 pm

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

Sarah Riccio lives, writes, and slings beer in Astoria. She brought down the house at our very first show in 2016. Don't miss her doing it again.

Please join Sarah and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 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, March 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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