September 2018 | Line Break
September 2018

Meet our readers: David Lawson


For over ten years, David Lawson has performed one-man shows all around New York and across the nation about things such as working on the streets of Times Square (Flyer Guy), sleeplessness and outer space (Insomnia in Space), 9/11 from a Washington DC perspective (Floundering About), video games (No Oddjob), and more. For over four years he's hosted the monthly Astoria Bookshop Storytelling Show. Learn more at

Please join David and all our amazing readers for Line Break #23, Saturday, October 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Connor Coyne


Connor Coyne is a writer living and working in Flint, Michigan. He has written three novels: Urbantasm, a serial novel, Hungry Rats, and Shattering Glass, as well as Atlas, a collection of short stories. His essay "Bathtime" is included in the Picador anthology Voices from the Rust Belt. Connor's work has been published in Vox, Belt Magazine, Santa Clara Review, and elsewhere.

Connor is on the planning committee for the Flint Literary Festival and represented Flint's 7th Ward for the 2013 NEA Our Town grant. Connor lives with his family in Flint's East Village, less than a mile from the house where he grew up. He is also the founder of Tuesday Funk, the long-running Chicago literary reading series that spawned Line Break.

Please join Connor and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #23, Saturday, October 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 October 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, October 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.

More info:

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 #23: Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m.


Bob McNeil reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our twenty-second 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Host William Shunn brought us the Devil's defense of God. Jared Harél brought us lovely domestic poems from his book Go Because I Love You. Thomas March in turn shared thoughtful meditations from his collection Aftermath. Steven Alvarez delivered fierce panlingual delights from his The Codex Mojaodicus. Kem Joy Ukwu tantalized us with two fragments from her story collection, Locked Gray/Linked Blue. And finally, the mighty Bob McNeil shook the room with poetic ruminations from his book, Verses of Realness.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 6th, when we'll we back with our twenty-third issue featuring Connor Coyne, David Lawson, Emre Tetik, Joshua Tong, 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 October! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Jared Harél reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Thomas March reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Steven Alvarez reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Kem Joy Ukwu reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

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