Line Break : Issue # 2
            

Mark de Silva reads at Line Break
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the second 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 evening bigger and better than it would have been without you.

We also need to thank participants Gregory A. Wilson, Nancy Hightower, Robert J. Howe and Mark de Silva for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

The one disappointment of the evening was that James Gordon was prevented from attending by bad travel karma, but we promise we'll have him in from Chicago at one of our upcoming events.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please join us for our special Queens Lit Fest edition on Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 pm at LIC Landing in Long Island City. Your free advance ticket gets you access to all that day's Queens Lit Fest events, not just Line Break. Come for us, stay for everything else!

Sign up for our mailing list so you can 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 later this month. Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Gregory A. Wilson reads at Line Break
Nancy Hightower reads at Line Break
Robert J. Howe reads at Line Break

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic live literary magazine, is coming up Saturday 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. Kick off your Independence Day weekend with this stellar lineup:

  • Mark de Silva
  • James Gordon a/k/a G.P.A.
  • Nancy Hightower
  • Robert J. Howe
  • Gregory A. Wilson

Be there. Do it for America.

Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, July 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
http://qedastoria.com/products/line-break-1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1588330181464614/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, July 2, 2016, 5:30 pm

Meet our readers: Robert J. Howe

            

Robert J. Howe has published short fiction in Salon.com, the magazines Analog, Electric Velocipede, and Black Gate, and the anthologies Newer York and Happily Ever After, among other venues. His novelette, “The Cartographer of Dreamland,” took first place in the InterGalactic Medicine Show Reader’s Choice Awards. He published a series of haiku, “Bury My Heart at Olduvai Gorge,” as part of the digital print collaboration Knowing Limits, a traveling exhibition shown in U.S. national parks, 1997-1999. He has never been arrested. Luck was a factor.

Please join Bob and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

How can you miss this at only 5 bucks? Get your tickets now.

Robert J. Howe

Meet our readers: James Gordon

            

James Gordon a/k/a G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)
James Gordon, better known as G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), is an international award-winning author and poet, and was recently named UBAWA's Children's Author of the Year. He can be seen on episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Empire, and Shameless, as well as the movies Animals and A Slice of Life.

Please join G.P.A. and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

How can you pass this up for only 5 bucks? Get your tickets now.

Meet our readers: Nancy Hightower

            

Nancy Hightower has published short fiction and poetry in journals such as The New York Quarterly, storySouth, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Bop Dead City, and Word Riot. Her debut novel, Elementarí Rising (2013), received a starred review in Library Journal, and her first collection of poetry, The Acolyte (2015), has been nominated for an Elgin Award by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.

Currently, she reviews science fiction and fantasy for The Washington Post and is working on a book about digital fictions with Paul D. Miller (a/k/a DJ Spooky). Nancy also co-hosts the Liars’ League NYC Reading Series with Andrew Lloyd Jones.

Please join Nancy and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

A steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now.

Nancy Hightower

            

Gregory A. Wilson
Gregory A. Wilson is a published author of both speculative fiction and academic writing and Professor of English at St. John’s University in New York, where he teaches creative writing, speculative fiction, and other literature courses. His first novel, The Third Sign, was published a few years ago; his second, Icarus, just appeared as a graphic novel from Silence in the Library Publishing; and his third, Grayshade, will be published in September by the Ed Greenwood Group.

Greg has short stories in various anthologies and is co-host of the critically acclaimed podcast Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. He is also the host of a Twitch.tv channel focused on story and narrative. He lives with his family in Riverdale, NY.

Please join Greg and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria.

A bargain at 5 bucks! Get your tickets now.

Meet our readers: Mark de Silva

            

Mark de Silva
Mark de Silva is the author of the debut novel Square Wave, which was released by Two Dollar Radio in February of 2016. He holds degrees in philosophy from Brown (AB) and Cambridge (PhD). After several years on the editorial staff of the New York Times’s opinion pages, he now freelances for the paper’s Sunday magazine, while also serving as a contributing editor for 3:AM Magazine.

Please join Mark and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #2, Saturday, July 2, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria.

Only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now.

            

Line Break is the eclectic 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 July 2 lineup, featuring:

  • Mark de Silva
  • James Gordon a/k/a G.P.A.
  • Nancy Hightower
  • Robert J. Howe
  • Gregory A. Wilson

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 2, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
http://qedastoria.com/products/line-break-1
https://www.facebook.com/events/1588330181464614/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, July 2, 2016, 5:30 pm

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About Us

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, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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