Line Break : Recaps
            

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 we 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

            

Kurt Olsson reads at Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our fifteenth 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. David Barr Kirtley teased us with a futuristic power-armor love story. Olena Jennings brought us powerful family drama straddling lines of discomfort. Kurt Olsson and Robert J. Howe shared funny, evocative and thought-provoking poetry. And Sarah Riccio took us back to fifth grade to remember what it's like to be poor but not quite poorest.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, February 3rd, when we'll we back with our sixteenth issue featuring Chandler Klang Smith, Richard Jeffrey Newman, 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 February! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

David Barr Kirtley reads at Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Olena Jennings reads at Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
William Shunn hosts Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Robert J. Howe reads at Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Sarah Riccio reads at Line Break #15 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Kambri Crews reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our fourteenth 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. Karen Heuler brought us a new story of rebellious fingers. Martin J. Levine delighted us with his mordant poems of science, politics, and New York life. Emily J. Gertz warned us of toxins in our sex toys. Kambri Crews shared a letter to her tumor. And Berry stunned us with outtakes from her one-woman show, Tubman.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, January 6th, when we'll we back with our fifteenth issue featuring Sarah Riccio, William Shunn 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 January! Until then please check out all the terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. There is something amazing happening there literally every day.

Karen Heuler reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Martin J. Levine reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Emily J. Gertz reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Berry reads at Line Break #14 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

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

            

Julia Wertz reads at Line Break #12 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A gigantic thanks to everyone who turned out for our twelfth 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. Dennis Pahl brought us absurd, surreal stories and film. Susana H. Case read poems of youthful adventures in a younger New York City. Ilana C. Myer evoked a world where poets wield ultimate power. Norman Stock's dry poetry skewered and illuminated everything from hunting to religion to priapic teens to writing workshops. And Julia Wertz treated us to a dazzling series of images from her new book, Tenements, Towers & Trash: An Unconventional Illustrated History of New York City.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, November 4th, when we'll we back with our thirteenth issue, featuring Austin Grossman (Crooked, You, Soon I Will Be Invincible), Sam J. Miller (The Art of Starving, Blackfish City), Kem Joy Ukwu (Locked Gray/Linked Blue), Matthew Kressel (King of Shards), and legendary poet David Mills (The Dream Detective, The Sudden Country).

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.

Dennis Pahl reads at Line Break #12 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Susana H. Case reads at Line Break #12 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Ilana C. Myer reads at Line Break #12 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Norman Stock reads at Line Break #12 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Eden Robins reads at Line Break #11 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A huge huzzah to everyone who turned out for our eleventh 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. And you did it despite the damn shuttle buses that were trying to scare you away!

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. Amanda Claire Buckley brought us harrowing fiction of food and obsession. Kyle Thiessen took us on a hilarious journey into a zombie apocalypse with ghosts. Monica Wendel showed us the world through a grade-school detective's eyes. Robert J. Howe read us incredible poetry. And Eden Robins showed us a very peculiar automat in a very peculiar afterlife.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, October 7th, when we'll we back with our twelfth issue, featuring Susana H. Case, Ilana C. Myer, Dennis Pahl, Norman Stock and Julia Wertz.

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.

Amanda Claire Buckley reads at Line Break #11 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Kyle Thiessen reads at Line Break #11 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Monica Wendel reads at Line Break #11 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Robert J. Howe reads at Line Break #11 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

David Keck reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Heaps of praise to everyone who turned out for our tenth 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. David Keck brought us palace intrigue in the form of the opening chapter from his forthcoming novel. Rajan Khanna took us airship adventuring with a scene from his new novel. Olena Jennings read us poetry written on her recent retreat to Tblisi, Georgia. And Nicholas Kaufmann read us a heartfelt tribute to Robbi Morgan, the first victim to die in the original Friday the 13th.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, September 2nd, when we'll we back with our eleventh issue, featuring Eden Robins, Amanda Claire Buckley, Monica Wendel, 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 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.

Rajan Khanna reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Olena Jennings reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Nicholas Kaufmann reads at Line Break #10 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Bottomless thanks to everyone who turned out for our ninth 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. Stephanie Grossman read us her LARPing article from Paste Magazine, Joshua McCuen explored an unfinished hotel through a young boy's eyes, Oscar Sanders brought us political poetry from his one-man play Exposing Politics, William Cusick laid out the nuances of how to host a weekend nervous breakdown, and Libba Bray stuck the landing with her fierce and uncompromising poem "WOMANIFESTO."

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, August 5th, when we'll we back with our tenth issue, featuring Olena Jennings, Nicholas Kaufmann, David Keck, and Rajan Khanna.

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.

Stephanie Grossman reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Joshua McCuen reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Oscar Sanders reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

William Cusick reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Libba Bray reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Host William Shunn reads at Line Break #9 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

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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, June 2, 5:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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