Line Break : About the Host

William Shunn, Host of Line Break
William Shunn is the author, most recently, of the memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary. His more than three dozen works of short fiction have appeared in such places as Salon, Asimov's, F&SF, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, Storyteller, Newtown Literary, Bloodstone Review, and various anthologies. His novella Inclination was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Awards in 2007. He is also the author, with Derryl Murphy, of Cast a Cold Eye, and of the chapbook An Alternate History of the 21st Century. On occasion he writes as Perry Slaughter.

Host William Shunn reads his editorial at Line Break #4
Bill has worked as a computer programmer for twenty-five years, most notably for WordPerfect Corporation and Sesame Workshop. In the early days of the web, he helped produce live online concert broadcasts for artists like The Cure, The Allman Brothers Band, and Mötley Crüe. He was senior developer for BenefitsCheckUp, a service of the National Council on Aging, for six years, and served three years as a national judge for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. On September 11, 2001, he created the first online "survivor registry," where New Yorkers without phone service could post a note telling friends and loved ones they were okay.

After six years in Chicago, where he hosted and produced the acclaimed Tuesday Funk reading series, Bill is now back in Astoria, Queens, with his wife, Laura Chavoen, and their soft-coated wheaten terrier, Ella the Wonder Dog. He is ecstatic now to be hosting Line Break at Q.E.D.

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About Us

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, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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