Issue #17 | Line Break
Issue #17

Thanks for making Line Break #17 one for the books!

A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our seventeenth 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...  read

Reminder: Line Break #17 is this Saturday afternoon!

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...  read

Read Robert J. Howe's latest poem (which you heard first at Line Break!)

Congratulations to Line Break reader Robert J. Howe on the publication of his poem "The Ghosts of Christmas" by Punch Drunk Press! If you were at Line Break #15 back in January, then you were lucky enough to hear Bob...  read

Meet our readers: Jonathan Sumpter

Jonathan Sumpter wrote his first novel, a tale about spies, when he was 11. Since then he has been laboring to write a second one that he'll be just as happy with. Please join Jonathan and all our outstanding readers...  read

Meet our readers: Renee Mariotti

Renee Mariotti is a Chicago native who has called New York City home for over 12 years. She makes her living as a wardrobe supervisor, costume designer, and stylist on various television shows, films, theatrical productions, and fashion events around...  read

Meet our readers: Rachel Voss

Rachel Voss is a high school English teacher who has lived in Astoria for the past decade. She graduated with a degree in Creative Writing and Literature from SUNY Purchase College. Her work has previously appeared in Hanging Loose Magazine,...  read

Meet our readers: Nancy Hightower

Nancy Hightower has published work in Entropy, Sundog Lit, Gargoyle, Flapperhouse, and Huffington Post, among other places. She is the author of The Acolyte, her first book of poetry, and Elementarí Rising. From 2014 to 2016 she was the science...  read

Meet our readers: Jennifer Marie Brissett

Jennifer Marie Brissett is the author of the novel Elysium, or, The World After. Her work has been shortlisted for the storySouth Million Writers Award, the Locus Award, the James Tiptree, Jr. Award, and has won the Philip K. Dick...  read

Line Break #17: Saturday, March 3, 2018

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...  read
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Line Break is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.