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Kyle Thiessen reads at Line Break #11 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
“Morty and Dolores are the names of the ghosts haunting the house in which we are hiding from zombies. We don’t know the names of the zombies. We have a complicated relationship with Morty and Dolores because they hate zombies just like we do, but they’re also trying to scare the shit out of us.”

With those words way back at Line Break #11, the redoubtable Kyle Thiessen introduced us to bickering ghosts Morty and Dolores, victims of a most hilarious zombie apocalypse. By the end of the next twelve minutes we were all ghosts, having died of laughter.

Now, for Halloween, we're pleased to announce that "Morty and Dolores" has been published by our friends over at The Piltdown Review. Now you read can read it and die too!

Happy Halloween from all of us at Line Break! And big congratulations to Kyle Thiessen. Please read responsibly, and we'll hope to see you at Line Break #24 on Sunday, November 4th.

Morty and Dolores: dogb.us/morty

"Morty and Dolores" by Kyle Thiessen at The Piltdown Review

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

UPDATE: We regret that Sarah will be unable to appear due to unforeseen circumstances.

Sarah Riccio studied writing at Brooklyn College. After a storied career slinging beer in Astoria, she now writes for an online sleep resource about bedding and industry news. She never thought she'd get paid to lie on a mattress all day in that capacity . . .

Sarah is a Line Break regular known for her caustic and provocative essays, which she has also performed at Taboo Tales NYC. Her essay "Kids on Division Street," which she debuted at Line Break #1a, will appear next month in The Piltdown Review.

Please join Sarah and all our talented readers for Line Break #24, Sunday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Oscar Sanders

            

Oscar Sanders was born and raised in the Bronx, NY. The former jazz/funk/rock guitarist has garnered awards for shorts, features, documentary films, and a political crime novel, Final Hearing, which won the 2016 NYCHA–NAACP Just READ Award. His creative writing led to seething political spoken word poetry and performances, and to his latest award, 2017 Indie Author Legacy Poet of the Year.

Oscar has performed at the Jamaica Center for the Arts and Learning, Bronx Library Center, Brownsville Heritage House, Fordham University, National Action Network Annual Convention, New York Poetry Festival, Indie Author Legacy Awards, Bowery Poetry Club, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, William Street Common, and Blazing Star Cultural Center. His most recent documentary, Michael Carvin: No Excuses, appeared last year at the People's Film Festival. Currently, as a playwright, Oscar is performing two plays, titled Exposing Politics: A Play of Acts (a NYFA fiscally sponsored project) and Diplomacy. Learn more at malcolmentertainment.com,
facebook.com/oscar.sanders.3192, and @oscarsanders. Oscar will be joined by Naqaash Dorrell on percussion.

Please join Oscar and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #24, Sunday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Susana H. Case

            

Susana H. Case is the author of six books of poetry, most recently Erasure, Syria, from Recto y Verso Editions, and Drugstore Blue, from Five Oaks Press, as well as four chapbooks. Her first collection, The Scottish Café, from Slapering Hol Press, was re-released in a dual-language English-Polish version, Kawiarnia Szkocka, by Opole University Press in Poland. Recent poems can be found in The Cortland Review, Fourteen Hills, Portland Review, Potomac Review, Rattle, RHINO, and Tar River Poetry, among others. She is a Professor and Program Coordinator at the New York Institute of Technology in New York City. Visit her at susanahcase.com.

Please join Susana and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #24, Sunday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Eleanor Lerman

            

Eleanor Lerman is the author of numerous award-winning collections of poetry and short stories, along with several novels. She is a National Book Award finalist, winner of the 2006 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Her story collection The Blonde on the Train (Mayapple Press, 2005) was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Her novel Radiomen (The Permanent Press, 2015) was awarded the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Her most recent novel, The Stargazer's Embassy, was published in July 2017 by Mayapple Press and was a finalist for the Foreword Indies Award. Her new short story, "A Normal Life," appeared in August in The Piltdown Review. Learn more at eleanorlerman.com.

Please join Eleanor and all our talented readers for Line Break #24, Sunday, November 4, 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, this time in a special Special Sunday Edition 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 November 4 lineup, featuring:

* Sarah Riccio will be unable to appear due to unforeseen circumstances.

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
Special Sunday Edition
Sunday, November 4, 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/2443325589236517/?event_time_id=2551941715041570

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 #24: Sunday, November 4, 2018, 3:00 p.m.

            

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Hey, Line Break fans! If you were at our show on October 6th, you heard powerful excerpts from David Lawson's new one-man show, Nazis and Me. And even if you weren't there, you won't want to miss this thought-provoking performance about run-ins with hate set in a time where hateful Americans feel a strong sense of comfort: right now.

Nazis and Me debuts tonight at Under St. Marks in Manhattan's East Village, with subsequent performances October 16th, November 6th, and November 13th. Grab your tickets now! It's almost as satisfying as punching a Nazi.

Nazis and Me
Under St Marks Theater
94 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009
Tickets: $7 and $10

            

David Lawson reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for the twenty-third 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. Malcolm Chang took us inside the 1966 assassination of South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd. Joshua Tong shared poetry spanning the lines between English, Chinese and Singlish. Attorney Peter Bryce explicated a long line moral failings in decisions of the Supreme Court. Host William Shunn delivered a bit of poetry for social justice. Connor Coyne tantalized us with the opening from his brand-new novel, Urbantasm: The Hidden City. And finally, the inimitable David Lawson performed provocative excerpts from his new one-man show, Nazis and Me.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for the special date of Sunday, November 4th, when we'll we back with our twenty-fourth issue, featuring Eleanor Lerman, Susana H. Case, Sarah Riccio, Oscar Sanders, 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 November! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Malcolm Chang reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Joshua Tong reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Peter Bryce reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Connor Coyne reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon 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: https://www.facebook.com/events/2443325589236517/?event_time_id=2551941711708237

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.

Meet our readers: Peter Bryce

            

Peter Bryce is an attorney, entrepreneur and essayist. According to numerous sources, he is able to control the outcome of games of chance with his mind.

Please join Pete 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!

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