February 2017 | Line Break
February 2017

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...  read

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...  read

Host William Shunn celebrates an arresting anniversary

"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...  read

Meet our readers: Nebula nominee Barbara Krasnoff

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...  read

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...  read

Support this amazing interactive mystery/fantasy 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...  read

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...  read

Thanks for making Line Break #4 rock the free world!

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...  read

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...  read

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 tremendous readers for Line Break #4, Saturday,...  read
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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.