January 2017 | Line Break
January 2017

As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman's work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His most recent books are For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press, 2016) and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi's Shahameh (Junction Press, 2011). He is also the author of The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press, 2006) and Selections from Saadi's Gulistan and Selections from Saadi's Bustan (Global Scholarly Publications, 2004 & 2006).

Newman is on the executive board of Newtown Literary, a Queens, NY-based literary non-profit and curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Jackson Heights, Queens. His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Salon.com, The American Voice, Another Chicago Magazine, Prairie Schooner, Diode, New Verse News, Unlikely Stories, Cipher, Ekleksographia, and Dirty Goat. He is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is www.richardjnewman.com.

Please join Rich and all our world-class readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Jacob M. Appel


Jacob M. Appel is the author of the novels The Man Who Wouldn't Stand Up, which won the 2012 Dundee International Book Award, and The Biology of Luck (2013). His story collection, Scouting for the Reaper (2014), won the Hudson Prize. Other collections include The Magic Laundry (2015) and Phoning Home: Essays (2014). His plays have been staged at New York's Theatre Row, the Manhattan Repertory Theater, Detroit Rep, and many regional theaters. He practices psychiatry in New York City. More at www.jacobmappel.com.

Please join Jacob and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #4, Saturday, February 4, 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 February 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, February 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/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 #4: Saturday, February 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.


Line Break has big news! Our 2016 debut season was terrific, with three regular shows at Q.E.D. and two auxiliary shows on the road. You, our wonderful audience, made all that possible.

But 2017 is poised to be much bigger. Starting with Issue #4 on Saturday, February 4, Line Break will be a monthly show! That's right. From now on, the eclectic live literary magazine you know and (we hope) love will be coming to you the first Saturday of every month, with great, diverse lineups drawn from every discipline and genre.

You like poetry? We've got it. Personal essays? Check. Cutting-edge fiction? Don't even doubt it. High-brow, low-brow, no-brow, we have it covered. The common thread is great writing, read for you live.

Stay tuned for the announcement of our spectacular February 4 lineup, then block out the first Saturday of every month to join us at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. The fun gets started at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $7, in advance or at the door.

See you February 4!

Line Break Goes Monthly Starting in February 2017!

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Line Break is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.

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