Line Break : Issue # 8

Meet our readers: Daniel Braum


Daniel Braum is the author of The Night Marchers and Other Strange Tales, his 2016 debut collection full of stories that mix and transcend genre. His writing has been described as full of sadness, beauty, and unprecedented wonder; two cups of literary dark fiction, a heaping scoop of magical realism and urban fantasy, a tablespoon of horror. His 2016 sold-out Yeti. Tiger. Dragon., from Dim Shores Press, is being reprinted by Necon E-Books in 2017. His second collection, The Wish Mechanics: Stories of the Strange and Fantastic, is coming in 2017 and contains stories with his unique blend of speculative fiction that effortlessly blends fantasy, science fiction, mysticism and horror in every verse.

Braum's characters explore the multi-dimensional vistas and dark worlds of spiritualism, and struggle with concepts of advanced science that collide with magical realism in an effort to explain the unexplainable. His short stories have appeared in publications ranging from Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet and Electric Velocipede to Cemetery Dance Magazine. Lucius Shepard, Kelly Link, Robert Aickman, and Tanith Lee are among his favorite authors. He is the host of the Night Time Logic reading series in New York.

Please join Daniel and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #8, Saturday, June 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Bengt Washburn


For over 20 years Bengt Washburn has been a comic for over 20 years. He has entertained audiences in 46 states and 12 countries, on four continents, and in several bowling alleys. He was the winner of the San Francisco Comedy Competition and has appeared on Comedy Central, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Conan. He has been heard on The Bob & Tom Show, NPR, and almost every day on SiriusXM Radio.

Bengt's four CDs and two DVDs are evidence that his show is constantly evolving while he isn't. In real life Bengt is ditzy, naive, and logistically impaired, but his comedy has been described as intelligent, original, and hilarious. Come to a show and find out why the Monterey Weekly said, "Washburn is a truly hilarious comedian."

Please join Bengt and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #8, Saturday, June 3, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Photo Credit: Kenneth Locke

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 talented readers for Line Break #8, Saturday, June 3, 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 June 3 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, June 3, 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.)

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

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