Line Break : Issue #13
            

A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our thirteenth 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 incredible show it turned out to be. Sam J. Miller, Kem Joy Ukwu and Matthew Kressel brought us outstanding fiction. Peter Bryce took us inside the mind of a mass murderer. David Mills delighted us with more of his mind-expanding poetry. And Austin Grossman brought us a freshly glistening excerpt from his new novel-in-progress.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 2nd, when we'll we back with our fourteenth issue, featuring Berry, Kambri Crews, Emily J. Gertz, Karen Heuler, and Martin J. Levine.

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 December! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Sam J. Miller reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Kem Joy Ukwu reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Peter Bryce reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

Matthew Kressel reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
David Mills reads at Line Break #13 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Austin Grossman reads at Line Break #13 - 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 November 4 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, November 4, 2017, 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/1718278274869431/

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 #13: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

            

Peter Bryce is an attorney and essayist. Prior to law school, he ran an underground cardroom and casino in a Washington D.C. loftspace. According to numerous sources, he is able to control the outcome of games of chance with his mind.

Please join Pete and all our incredible readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Sam J. Miller

            

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His debut novel, The Art of Starving (YA/SF), was published by HarperCollins in 2017, and will be followed by Blackfish City from Ecco Press in 2018.

His stories have been nominated for the Nebula, World Fantasy, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards, and have appeared in over a dozen "year's best" anthologies. He's a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Workshop, and a winner of the Shirley Jackson Award. He lives in New York City, and at www.samjmiller.com.

Please join Sam and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Mills

            

David Mills is the author of two books, The Dream Detective (a small-press bestseller) and The Sudden Country, a 2012 book finalist for the Main Street Rag Prize. He is the subject of the documentary Freak the Language, and has had two poems featured on ESPN. He lived for three years in Langston Hughes' landmark Harlem home and performs a one-person show of Hughes' work. He received a poetry fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts and an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Jubilat, Callaloo and Brooklyn Rail, to name a few.

Please join David and all our amazing readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Austin Grossman

            

Austin Grossman is a novelist and game designer.

His novels include Soon I Will Be Invincible, YOU, and Crooked. Soon I Will Be Invincible was nominated for the 2007 John Sargent Sr. First Novel Prize. His writing has also appeared in Granta, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

His major game credits include Ultima Underworld 2, System Shock, Trespasser, Deus Ex, Epic Mickey, Dishonored, and Dishonored 2. He is currently Director of Game Design and Interactive Storytelling at the augmented reality company Magic Leap.

Please join Austin and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Kem Joy Ukwu

            

Kem Joy Ukwu's fiction has appeared in PANK, BLACKBERRY: a magazine, Carve, TINGE, Blue Lake Review, Jabberwock Review, Auburn Avenue, The Brooklyn Quarterly and Day One. Her short story collection manuscript, Locked Gray/Linked Blue, was selected as a finalist for the 2016 New American Fiction Prize. The same collection is forthcoming from Brain Mill Press in February 2018. Born and raised in the Bronx, she currently lives in New Jersey with her husband. More of her work can be found at kemjoyukwu.com.

Please join Kem and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Matthew Kressel

            

Matthew Kressel is a multiple Nebula Award finalist and World Fantasy Award finalist. His first novel, King of Shards, was hailed as "majestic, resonant, reality-twisting madness" by NPR Books. His fiction has or will appear in Lightspeed, Tor.com, Clarkesworld, Nightmare, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Apex Magazine, io9.com, Interzone, and the anthologies Mad Hatters and March Hares, After, Naked City, Cyber World, The People of the Book, and many other places. His work has been translated into seven languages.

Matt co-hosts the Fantastic Fiction at KGB reading series with Ellen Datlow, and he is a member of the Altered Fluid writers group. By day he's a full-stack software developer. Find him online at www.matthewkressel.net or @mattkressel.

Please join Matt and all our amazing readers for Line Break #13, Saturday, 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, 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 November 4 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, November 4, 2017, 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/1718278274869431/

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 #13: Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

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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, January 6, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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