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Meet our readers: William Shunn

            

William Shunn hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series, and edits the online literary journal The Piltdown Review. He is the author of the award-nominated memoir The Accidental Terrorist, as well as more than three dozen short stories. His poetry has appeared in Sunstone and Analog, and is forthcoming in Asimov's. When not hosting shows or writing about the future, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials.

Please join Bill and all our talented readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Emre Tetik

            

Emre Tetik just graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science. Aside from his engineering work, he hopes to use prose and movie formats to tell compelling stories.

Please join Emre and all our amazing readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: EXO Books

            

EXO Books is the pen name and publishing company of a man from NYC, USA, Earth. The latest EXO Books release is Schmuck the Buck: Santa's Jewish Reindeer.

Please join EXO Books and all our incredible readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: John C. Foster

            

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

John C. Foster was born in Sleepy Hollow, New York, and has been afraid of the dark for as long as he can remember. His newest novel, The Isle, grew out of his love for New England, where he spent his childhood. He is the author of three previous novels, Dead Men, Night Roads, and Mister White, and one collection of short stories, Baby Powder and Other Terrifying Substances.

His stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including Dark Moon Digest, Strange Aeons, Dark Visions Volume 2, and Lost Films, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with the actress Linda Jones and their dog Coraline. For more information, please visit www.johnfosterfiction.com.

Please join John and all our talented readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Joe Okonkwo

            

Joe Okonkwo's novel Jazz Moon won the Edmund White Award for debut fiction and was a Lambda Literary finalist. His short stories have appeared in Best Gay Stories 2015, Cooper Street, and The New Engagement. His story "Cleo" was nominated for a Pushcart prize. Joe serves as prose editor for Newtown Literary and teaches creative writing at Gotham Writers Workshop. He is currently working on a story collection.

Please join Joe and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: David Rothman

            

David Rothman has taught writing for the City University of New York for over ten years. His short stories have appeared in such journals as Glimmer Train, Hybrido, The Prague Review, and The Nassau Review, among others. He has shared the bill at live events with such luminaries as Francisco Goldman, and has recently completed a novel that might be best described as "magical real-estatism."

Please join David and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 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 of poetry—The Dream Detective and The Sudden Country, a book-prize finalist. His most recent manuscript is also a finalist for the Crab Orchard Review Prize. He has received fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Breadloaf, and the Queens Council on the Arts. He has an MFA from Warren Wilson College. His poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Crab Orchard Review, Fence, Colorado Review, and Vermont Literary Review. He has also recorded his poetry on RCA Records and for ESPN, and had poems displayed at the Venice Biennale.

Please join David and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #25, Saturday, December 1, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Stephanie Laterza

            
We regret that Sarah Riccio is unable to appear today, but we're pleased and grateful to welcome Stephanie Laterza.

Stephanie Laterza is the recipient of a SU-CASA 2018 artist-in-residence award from the Brooklyn Arts Council, and is the author of the Queens-inspired legal thriller The Boulevard Trial. Stephanie's works of poetry and short fiction have appeared in various publications, including L'Éphémère Review, First Literary Review-East, Ovunque Siamo, Akashic Books, A Gathering of the Tribes, Newtown Literary, The Nottingham Review, and Obra/Artifact. Her poetry chapbook, The Psyche Trials, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press.

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

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