December 2017 | Line Break
December 2017

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio


Sarah Riccio lives, writes, and slings beer in Astoria. She is a Line Break regular known for her caustic and provocative essays, who has also been seen at Taboo Tales NYC.

Please join Sarah and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #15, Saturday, January 6, 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 January 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, January 6, 2018, 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.)

Line Break #15: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m.


Poets of Queens Reading Series

Line Break is pleased to welcome a new local reading series to the neighborhood! Our guest Olena Jennings, who read for us at Line Break #10, has recently founded the new organization Poets of Queens, with a mission to celebrate the poets of Queens and create a community around poetry in Queens.

In keeping with that mission, the new Poets of Queens Reading Series will take place this Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 pm at Vintage Wine Bar at 23-14 Ditmars Blvd in Astoria. The featured poets will be Sherese Francis (who read for us way back at Line Break #1) and Lucas Hunt.

So please, head out to Vintage on Wednesday night to support poets and poetry in Queens, and we'll hope to see you there!

More info:


Kambri Crews reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our fourteenth 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.

Thanks as always to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it. And thanks especially to our amazing readers, who made it the incredible show it turned out to be. Karen Heuler brought us a new story of rebellious fingers. Martin J. Levine delighted us with his mordant poems of science, politics, and New York life. Emily J. Gertz warned us of toxins in our sex toys. Kambri Crews shared a letter to her tumor. And Berry stunned us with outtakes from her one-woman show, Tubman.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, January 6th, when we'll we back with our fifteenth issue featuring Sarah Riccio, William Shunn and more.

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 January! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Karen Heuler reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Martin J. Levine reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Emily J. Gertz reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Berry reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

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