Line Break : Issue # 1
            

The crowd at Q.E.D. before Line Break #1
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for our inaugural episode of Line Break on 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 evening a bigger success than we could have imagined. We had a pretty good audience when the lights went down to start the show, but when the lights came up again we were startled to see the crowd was standing room only. It was like magic!

We also need to thank participants Malcolm Chang, Carey Bernstein, Sherese Francis, and Sarah Riccio for their varied but uniformly excellent readings, And thanks also to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please join us for Line Break #2 on Saturday, July 2, when our guests will include Nancy Hightower, Gregory A. Wilson, Robert J. Howe, and more. And please sign up for our mailing list so you can keep abreast of all the latest developments in the Line Break world.

Finally, if you're interested in participating in a future Line Break, do send us a submission.

We look forward to seeing you in July, and 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 #1 at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens, March 5, 2016

Carey Bernstein reads at Line Break #1 at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens, March 5, 2016

Sherese Francis reads at Line Break #1 at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens, March 5, 2016

Sarah Riccio reads at Line Break #1 at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens, March 5, 2016

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic live literary magazine, is coming up Saturday afternoon at 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 this stellar inaugural lineup:

  • Carey Bernstein
  • Malcolm Chang
  • Sherese Francis
  • Sarah Riccio
  • William Shunn

Be there, and be part of history.

Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Q.E.D.: A Place for Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
http://qedastoria.com/products/line-break
https://www.facebook.com/events/1111213388891546/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5:30 pm

Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn was born in Los Angeles, raised in Utah, expelled from Canada, and now lives in Astoria, Queens. He is the author, most recently, of The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary.

His short fiction has appeared in Salon, Storyteller, Bloodstone Review, Newtown Literary, Asimov's Science Fiction, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Science Fiction Age, Realms of Fantasy, Electric Velocipede, and various anthologies, including year's-best collections. His work has been nominated for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and the Association for Mormon Letters Award. He served three years as a national juror for the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and for another three years he hosted and produced the acclaimed Tuesday Funk literary reading series in Chicago. Visit him online at shunn.net.

Please join Bill and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #1, Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!

William Shunn

Meet our readers: Carey Bernstein

            

Carey Bernstein
Carey "CJ" Bernstein has spent much of the past fifteen years working as a screenwriter in Los Angeles, but he's had a lifelong obsession with myth, magic, and mysterious goings-on. Now in New York City with six-year-old twins, he devotes his writing to telling the kinds of stories he loved as a kid and channeling the wit and wonder of classic fantasy literature through a modern lens, for kids and adults alike. His interactive mystery novel premieres online this summer, followed by the launch of his print novel, The Book of Briars, in 2017. Visit him online at www.cjbernstein.com.

Please join Carey and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #1, Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!

Meet our readers: Sarah Riccio

            

Sarah Riccio is a vile, loathsome being who refrains from spontaneous violent rampage by harboring the juvenile fantasy that her words are actually worth listening to from time to time. A squirming pile of malformed flesh since birth, Sarah used to get by on her "looks," enjoying life as a degenerate plaything in Seattle, keeping the company of strange men with Shirley Temple fetishes. After ceremoniously burning her West coast digs to the ground and with a mind sharpened by well-deserved pain, Sarah now bartends at Astoria Bier and Cheese—an escapist cocoon where her beloved regulars, for some perverse personal reasons, find her twisted self mildly amusing. She hopes you enjoy her efforts for Line Break.

Please join Sarah and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #1, Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!

Sarah Riccio

Meet our readers: Malcolm Chang

            

Malcolm Chang
Malcolm Chang reports: "I currently reside in Jackson Heights, but I have also lived in Johannesburg, Toronto, Chicago, and Los Angeles, amongst others. I was born during the apartheid era and as a third generation Chinese-South African, have been regarded at various times in my life as more Black than White, as well as more White than Black, on that odd spectrum of racial classification that existed in South Africa. I have written essays for Elle Magazine (South Africa), and a chapter of my memoirs appeared in Newtown Literary. You can also check out my blogs at Senile Delinquent and Mal and Di's Excellent Adventure. I am currently working on my memoirs and my first novel."

Please join Malcolm and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #1, Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!

Meet our readers: Sherese Francis

            

Sherese Francis.jpg
Sherese Francis is a Queens-based published poet, writer and blogger. Currently she runs the blog Futuristically Ancient, where she writes about the arts and cultures of the African Diaspora through an afrofuturist lens. Additionally she is the literary director of the upcoming Queens Book Festival. Besides her blog and the festival, Sherese is working on a few other projects, including a fantasy novel based in Queens called The E, a self-published chapbook called Lucy's Scroll-Bones, and a longer poetry manuscript.

Please join Sherese and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #1, Saturday, March 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!

Line Break #1: Saturday, March 5, 2016

            

Line Break is here! It's the eclectic 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 inaugural March 5 lineup, featuring:

  • Carey Bernstein
  • Malcolm Chang
  • Sherese Francis
  • Sarah Riccio
  • William Shunn

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, March 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Q.E.D.: A Place for Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
http://qedastoria.com/products/line-break
https://www.facebook.com/events/1111213388891546/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, March 5, 2016, 5:30 pm

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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, September 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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