Line Break : April 2017
            

Queens Lit Fest 2017
For three years now, the Queens Lit Fest has highlighted the incredible talent and diversity of writers in this greatest of New York City's boroughs. Line Break host William Shunn participated last year, and he's delighted to be doing so again this year.

William Shunn reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
The Queens Lit Fest 2017 runs for two full days this weekend at LIC Landing in Long Island City. Admission for both days is free but does require an RSVP.

Bill will be reading promptly at 7:00 pm on Sunday evening, but don't come just for him. Come for an afternoon, evening, or all day to hear a wide array of Queens poets, essayists, storytellers, and more, including Line Break veterans like Emily Alta Hockaday, Jackie Sherbow, and Audrey Dimola.

It's going to be a great event. Don't miss it!

Queens Lit Fest 2017
Saturday, April 29 & Sunday, April 30

LIC Landing
52-10 Center Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Free with RSVP

LIC Landing is a leisurely walk from the 7 train at Vernon Blvd.–Jackson Av.

Meet our readers: Malcolm Chang

            

Malcolm Chang reports: "I currently reside in Jackson Heights, but I have also lived in Johannesburg, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, amongst others. I was born during the apartheid era and as a third generation Chinese-South African, have been regarded at various times in my life as more Black than White, as well as more White than Black, on that odd spectrum of racial classification that existed in South Africa. I have written essays for Elle Magazine (South Africa), and a chapter of my memoirs appeared in Newtown Literary. You can also check out my blogs at Senile Delinquent and Mal and Di's Excellent Adventure. I am currently working on my memoirs and my first novel."

Please join Malcolm and all our amazing readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: John C. Foster

            

John C. Foster's first novel, Dead Men, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in 2015, and his second, Mister White, by Grey Matter Press in April of 2016. His debut collection of short stories, Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances, was published by Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing in January 2017. His short stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies including Shock Totem, Dark Moon Digest, and Dread: The Best of Grey Matter Press. He lives in Brooklyn with the actress Linda Jones. For more information, please visit www.johnfosterfiction.com.

Please join John and all our incredible readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Marleen S. Barr

            

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.

Please join Marleen and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

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.

Please join Richard and all our talented readers for Line Break #7, Saturday, May 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Line Break #7: Saturday, May 6, 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 of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific May 6 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, 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.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/295590724211678/

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 #7: Saturday, May 6, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Kathe Koja reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A big huzzah to everyone who turned out for our sixth regular episode of Line Break this past 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 afternoon bigger and better than it would have been without you.

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.

Audrey Dimola reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Paul Witcover reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jackie Sherbow reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

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

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