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.
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.
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 themesjust the best writers in town. Line Breakit'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.
Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to AstoriaDitmars 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.)
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.