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The crowd at Q.E.D. for Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A huge shoutout to everyone who turned out for the twenty-fifth and final episode of Line Break this past Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. You were a big and enthusiastic audience, and 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. You made it a fitting sendoff for our little reading series.

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 such a fitting and festive sendoff. David Rothman took us inside a very unfortunate and hilarious job interview, leavened by anecdotes from a people who never were. Emre Tetik shared the lovely and somber story of a cat beloved by no one. Joe Okonkwo brought us into an argument over the implementation of a highly unusual marital innovation. The always amazing David Mills delivered powerful poetry in the voices of Lewis Latimer and Louis Armstrong. EXO Books delighted us with a visual feast from his new holiday release, Schmuck the Buck. And finally, host and editor William Shunn closed out the series in decidedly non-sentimental fashion with a rare performance of his sci-fi narrative poem, "Grand Motherfucker."

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, we wish we could tell you there’s another show coming up soon. But there’s not! You missed out!

But who knows? We might do a one-off show or two sometime down the road, so please sign up for our mailing list and keep abreast of all the latest developments in the Line Break world. Maybe there will be another chance to see us.

Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There’s something amazing happening there literally every day. Multiple times a day in fact.

Happy holidays, you grand motherfuckers!

David Rothman reads at Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Emre Tetik reads at Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Joe Okonkwo reads at Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

David Mills reads at Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
EXO Books reads at Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #25 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Eleanor Lerman reads at Line Break #24 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for the twenty-fourth regular episode of Line Break this past Saturday, at beautiful Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens. You were a tiny crowd, perhaps due to the date change and the New York Marathon, but 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Host and editor William Shunn kicked things off with "Stand Up," a tale of dark doings in a futuristic comedy club. Last-minute sub Stephanie Laterza shared poetry from her upcoming chapbook The Psyche Trials. Host Susana H. Case provided a visual feast with a presentation of poems from her new book, Erasure, Syria. Oscar Sanders performed spoken-word selections from his play Diplomacy, with Naqaash Dorrell on percussion and harmonica. And finally, the legendary Eleanor Lerman delighted us with selections from four decades of a life in poetry and letters.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, December 1st, when we'll we back with our twenty-fifth (and final?) issue, featuring David Mills, Joe Okonkwo, Emre Tetik, David Rothman, EXO Books and more.

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.

Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #24 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Stephanie Laterza reads at Line Break #24 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Susana H. Case reads at Line Break #24 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Oscar Sanders and Naqaash Dorrell perform at Line Break #24 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

David Lawson reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for the twenty-third 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Malcolm Chang took us inside the 1966 assassination of South African prime minister Hendrik Verwoerd. Joshua Tong shared poetry spanning the lines between English, Chinese and Singlish. Attorney Peter Bryce explicated a long line moral failings in decisions of the Supreme Court. Host William Shunn delivered a bit of poetry for social justice. Connor Coyne tantalized us with the opening from his brand-new novel, Urbantasm: The Hidden City. And finally, the inimitable David Lawson performed provocative excerpts from his new one-man show, Nazis and Me.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for the special date of Sunday, November 4th, when we'll we back with our twenty-fourth issue, featuring Eleanor Lerman, Susana H. Case, Sarah Riccio, Oscar Sanders, and more.

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 November! 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 #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Joshua Tong reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Peter Bryce reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Connor Coyne reads at Line Break #23 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Bob McNeil reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our twenty-second 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Host William Shunn brought us the Devil's defense of God. Jared Harél brought us lovely domestic poems from his book Go Because I Love You. Thomas March in turn shared thoughtful meditations from his collection Aftermath. Steven Alvarez delivered fierce panlingual delights from his The Codex Mojaodicus. Kem Joy Ukwu tantalized us with two fragments from her story collection, Locked Gray/Linked Blue. And finally, the mighty Bob McNeil shook the room with poetic ruminations from his book, Verses of Realness.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 6th, when we'll we back with our twenty-third issue featuring Connor Coyne, David Lawson, Emre Tetik, Joshua Tong, and more.

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

Jared Harél reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Thomas March reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Steven Alvarez reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Kem Joy Ukwu reads at Line Break #22 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Sahar Muradi reads at Line Break #21 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our twenty-first 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Host William Shunn introduced us to man who refused to accept his fate. Sarah Riccio pointed out that justice for all is a fairy tale for children. David Rothman introduced a desperate Belarusian immigrant to Mormonism. Olena Jennings brought us her luminous poetry, while Sahar Muradi blurred the line between poetry and prose in beautiful ways.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 1st, when we'll we back with our twenty-second issue featuring Kem Joy Ukwu, Steven Alvarez, Jared Harél, Thomas March, and Bob McNeil.

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

Sarah Riccio reads at Line Break #21 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Olena Jennings reads at Line Break #21 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
David Rothman reads at Line Break #21 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

David Mills reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our twentieth 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Michelle Meier, David Mills, Jenny Hatchadorian, and Oscar Sanders with Naqaash Dorrell all delighted us with their skillful offerings and spot-on delivery.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, August 4th, when we'll we back with our twenty-first issue featuring Sahar Muradi, David Rothman, Sarah Riccio, and Olena Jennings.

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

Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Michelle Meier reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Oscar Sanders and Naqaash Dorrell perform at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jenny Hatchadorian reads at Line Break #20 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Michael Libling reads at Line Break #19 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our nineteenth 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Emily Hockaday, Sherese Francis, and Kurt Olsson brought us stunning poetry, Michael Libling delighted us with an excerpt (and intertitles!) from his forthcoming debut novel, Hollywood North. And Julie Threlkeld took us on a fascinating journey through the early days of Sigmund Freud, the paradoxes of the Winchester Mystery House, and the perils of psychotherapy.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, July 7th, when we'll we back with our twentieth issue featuring Jenny Hatchadorian, Michelle Meier, Oscar Sanders, and David Mills.

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

Emily Hockaday reads at Line Break #19 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Sherese Francis reads at Line Break #19 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Kurt Olsson reads at Line Break #19 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Julie Threlkeld reads at Line Break #19 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Jackie Sherbow reads at Line Break #18 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our eighteenth regular episode of Line Break this past Sunday, 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. Madina Papadopoulos brought us a backroom portrait of Cinderella's stepsisters. Stephanie Grossman delighted us with tales botched directions and random meetings gone right. Theresa DeLucci unsettled us with an enumeration of the murderers we meet in our lives. Jackie Sherbow read us her evocative poetry. Justin Weinberger took us gambling with Mark Twain on the Mississippi after the zombie apocalypse. And host William Shunn introduced us to a poetic puppy at the crossroads of racial relations.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 2nd, when we'll be back at the special time of 5:00 pm with our nineteenth issue, featuring World Fantasy Award nominee Michael Libling, Afrofuturist author Sherese Francis, poet and editor Emily Alta Hockaday, storyteller and essayist Julie Threlkeld, and poet Kurt Olsson. (Yes, we're taking a hiatus for the month of May, but only so we can rise up bigger and stronger than ever before!)

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

Madina Papadopoulos reads at Line Break #18 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Stephanie Grossman reads at Line Break #18 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Theresa DeLucci reads at Line Break #18 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Justin Weinberger reads at Line Break #18 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Jennifer Marie Brissett reads at Line Break #17 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
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 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. Host William Shunn invited us into the chatroom with Mötley Crüe's Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee. Jonathan Sumpter took us on a harrowing tour of a remote, half-built hotel. Renee Mariotti shared an anatomy of an agonizing #MeToo moment. Rachel Voss shared her vivid poetry. Nancy Hightower took us backstage with the televangelists among whom she grew up. And Jennifer Marie Brissett had us reaching for our hankies with the gut-wrenching story of a very unusual execution.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for our special upcoming Sunday edition on April 8, when we'll we back with our eighteenth issue featuring Justin Weinberger, Jackie Sherbow, Theresa DeLucci, and more.

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

Jonathan Sumpter reads at Line Break #17 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Renee Mariotti reads at Line Break #17 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Rachel Voss reads at Line Break #17 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Nancy Hightower reads at Line Break #17 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #17 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Chandler Klang Smith reads at Line Break #16 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our sixteenth 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 fantastic show it turned out to be. Host William Shunn took us to a remote space station to accompany a young Luddite on his first day of work. Oscar Sanders shared fierce excerpts from his one-man show, Exposing Politics. Chandler Klang Smith brought us an intriguing wedding scene from her new novel The Sky Is Yours. Richard Jeffrey Newman serenaded us with provocative poetry from his book Words for What Those Men Have Done. And David Mack whisked us to the magical battlefields of WWII with an excerpt from his new novel The Midnight Front.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 3rd, when we'll we back with our seventeenth issue featuring Jennifer Marie Brissett, Nancy Hightower, Renee Mariotti, Jonathan Sumpter, and Rachel Voss.

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

Richard Jeffrey Newman reads at Line Break #16 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Oscar Sanders reads at Line Break #16 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
David Mack reads at Line Break #16 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

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