Line Break : May 2018
            

Michael Libling's fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov's Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, SciFiction, Realms of Fantasy, OnSpec, and several anthologies, including Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Fantasy & Horror and Gordon Van Gelder's recent Welcome to Dystopia: 45 Visions of What Lies Ahead. His novel Hollywood North: A Six Reeler, based on his World Fantasy Award–nominated novella, is forthcoming from ChiZine Publications.

As for day jobs, Michael has been a talk radio host, a newspaper columnist, and ad agency creative director. The father of three daughters, Michael lives in Montreal with his wife, Pat. For the whole unseemly story, go to www.michaellibling.com.

Please join Michael and all our amazing readers for Line Break #19, Saturday, June 2, 5:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Greetings again, Line Break fans! Continuing our month of wonderful things to read, we wanted to point out just a few of the books available from recent Line Break readers. Something on this list is sure to be just thing for you to take along on your upcoming Memorial Day travels:

And please mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2nd, when we'll return at the special time of 5:00 pm for Line Break #19, featuring World Fantasy Award nominee Michael Libling, Afrofuturist author Sherese Francis, poet and editor Emily Alta Hockaday, storyteller and essayist Julie Threlkeld, and poet Kurt Olsson. Don't miss it!

            

Analog Science Fiction and Fact, May/June 2018
We hope you're having a great spring, Line Break fans! Our month of wonderful things to read continues with a small amuse-bouche from your host, William Shunn, whose poem "Telegraph" is out on newsstands now in the May/June issue of Analog Science Fiction and Fact.

read "telegraph" at analog

In fact, Bill is currently the featured poet over at Analog this month, where Emily Hockaday is associate editor—the same Emily Hockaday who will be reading her own poetry at Line Break #19!

So please, mark your calendars! Be sure to join us Saturday, June 2nd, at the special time of 5:00 pm for a stellar lineup that will also feature World Fantasy Award nominee Michael Libling, Afrofuturist author Sherese Francis, storyteller and essayist Julie Threlkeld, and poet Kurt Olsson. Don't miss it!

            
Schedule Change Alert!  Please note that our June episode will take place at the special time of 5:00 pm.

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 2 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 2, 2018, 5:00-6:30 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 #19: Saturday, June 2, 2018, 5:00 p.m.

            

David Barr Kirtley reads at Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Greetings, Line Break fans! Continuing our month of wonderful things to read...

...if you were with us back in January, our friend David Barr Kirtley dropped by to read us only the first half of his sci-fi romp "Power Armor: A Love Story," a tale of alternate timelines, unlikely romance, and, of course, power armor. The audience was devastated when, for reasons of time, Dave had to stop halfway through. But don't worry! If you didn't manage track down the link to the story back then, we have it for you right here.

read "power armor: a love story" at lightspeed magazine

Give it a read!

And please mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2nd, when we'll return at the special time of 5:00 pm for Line Break #19, featuring World Fantasy Award nominee Michael Libling, Afrofuturist author Sherese Francis, poet and editor Emily Alta Hockaday, storyteller and essayist Julie Threlkeld, and poet Kurt Olsson. Don't miss it!

            

Sam J. Miller reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Hello again, Line Break fans! As a reminder, we're on hiatus for the month of May, so we won't be having a show this Saturday at Q.E.D. However, we don't want to leave you high and dry for the month, so we'll be popping up from time to time to tell you about some wonderful things to read.

First up, back in November our friend Sam J. Miller stopped by to read for us from his novel The Art of Starving. Well, we're happy to report that Sam's new novel, Blackfish City, has just come out. Not only is it well worth your time to check out, but Sam appeared on NPR's "Weekend Edition" a couple of weeks ago to talk about it with host Scott Simon!

audio: talking with author sam j. miller about 'blackfish city'

It really is a charming interview, so please give it a listen. Then buy yourself a copy of Blackfish City!

And please mark your calendars for Saturday, June 2nd, when we'll return at the special time of 5:00 pm for Line Break #19, featuring World Fantasy Award nominee Michael Libling, Afrofuturist author Sherese Francis, poet and editor Emily Alta Hockaday, storyteller and essayist Julie Threlkeld, and poet Kurt Olsson. Don't miss it!

            

Justin Weinberger reads at Line Break #18 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
The Center has an important new assignment for you, Line Break fans! Listen carefully, memorize your mission, then destroy this tape.

Last month at Line Break #18, we were treated to a chapter from Justin Weinberger's novel-in-progress. But besides being a novelist, Justin also writes for The Americans, which many regard as the best scripted drama currently on television. His episode, co-written with the legendary Stephen Schiff, airs tonight at 10:00 pm on FX.

This is Episode 6 of the sixth and final season of The Americans, and the screws are turning ever tighter for the show's titular married Russian spies. What's more, the title of the episode is "Rififi," and we're intrigued by the connection to that classic heist film. So tune in, comrades. It's your patriotic duty!

(And huge congratulations to Justin!)

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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 2, 5:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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