Line Break : Readers

Meet our readers: Emily J. Gertz

            

Emily J. Gertz is a freelance journalist. She has reported on environment, energy, climate, technology and health for Reveal, News Deeply, Popular Science, The Guardian, OnEarth, Grist, Talking Points Memo, Scientific American, and others. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner, science and technology writer-editor Patrick Di Justo, and their cat Ada.

Please join Emily and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Martin J. Levine

            

Martin J. Levine's poetry has been anthologized in the book It Is the Poem Singing into Your Eyes, edited by Arnold Adoff; published in Measure magazine, where he was a finalist for the X. J. Kennedy Parody Award; and featured on Hugh Hamilton's WBAI radio show "Talkback." In addition to poetry, he writes fiction, songs, and musical theatre.

Please join Marty and all our spectacular readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Kambri Crews

            

Kambri Crews once lived with her deaf parents in a tin shed in Montgomery, Texas. She now owns and operates Q.E.D. - A Place to Show & Tell in Astoria, Queens. An after-school space for grown-ups, Q.E.D. is a café and co-working space by day and comedy club and learning center by night. With 80 to 100 events per month ranging from comedy and music to classes like learning to crochet or home brew beer, there is something for everyone.

Kambri is also a renowned storyteller and the author of the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling memoir Burn Down the Ground (Random House). She has performed on The Moth, Literary Death Match, Risk! and Mortified, and has appeared at SXSW Comedy, UCB Theatre, Gotham Comedy Club. Also a public speaker, she has given speeches at the University of Texas, Texas Book Festival, University of Oregon, SXSW, DeafHope, and many other schools, colleges, book festivals, and events. Visit her online at kambricrews.com.

Please join Kambri and all our talented readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Berry

            

Lacresha Berry, better known as Berry, is a singer/songwriter, actress, poet, educator, and writer from Queens by way of Lexington, Kentucky. She received her B.A. in Theatre from the University of Kentucky. She honed her playwriting skills there and has gone on to produce three one-woman shows since 2002. Her latest one-woman show, Browngirl. Bluegrass., documents her life as a brown girl coming of age in the bluegrass state of Kentucky. She's performed all over the country with the show, as well as singing and hosting with The Inspired Word weekly series.

When she's not performing, she's teaching spoken word to ninth graders in the Bronx and Global History Regents Prep to her awesome juniors and seniors in Harlem. She is currently writing her debut novel, Seeing Janelle, and her next one-woman show, Tubman. For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/user/lacre8or.

Please join and all our outstanding readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

Meet our readers: Karen Heuler

            

Karen Heuler's stories have appeared in over 100 literary and speculative magazines and anthologies, from Conjunctions to Clarkesworld to Weird Tales, as well as a number of Best Of anthologies. She has received an O. Henry award, been a finalist for the Iowa short fiction award, the Bellwether award, the Shirley Jackson award for short fiction (twice), and a bunch of other near-misses. She has published four novels and three story collections, and in July Aqueduct Press released her novella, In Search of Lost Time, about a woman who can steal time.

Please join Karen and all our tremendous readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

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

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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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