Line Break : Recaps
            

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 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.

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

            

Bottomless thanks to everyone who turned out for our eighth 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 really made it an incredible show. Vanessa Golenia related adventures in Mexican cosmetic surgery, Daniel Braum took us on a harrowing adventure with some unusual characters, Sarah Riccio shared the hilarious and heartbreaking story of a temporary Russian mail-order mom, and David Mills slammed it home with his playful and provocative poetry. Check out his poem "Unarmed," which we were fortunate enough to hear live:

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, July 1st, when we'll we back with our ninth issue, featuring filmmaker William Cusick, writer Joshua McCuen, 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 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.

David Mills reads at Line Break #8 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Vanessa Golenia reads at Line Break #8 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Daniel Braum reads at Line Break #8 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Big thanks to everyone who turned out for special edition of Line Break this past Sunday at the Queens Book Festival! 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.

We also need to send out huge thanks to participants Nancy Hightower and Oscar Sanders for sharing their excellent work. And gigantic thanks to the Queens Book Festival for giving us the chance to participate on the lovely waterfront at LIC Landing.

Oscar Sanders reads at Line Break #7a at the Queens Book Festival - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Nancy Hightower reads at Line Break #7a at the Queens Book Festival - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
William Shunn reads at Line Break #7a at the Queens Book Festival - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

If you couldn't make it out on Sunday, please mark your calendar for this coming Saturday, June 3, when we'll we back at Q.E.D. in Astoria with our fantastic eighth regular issue, featuring Daniel Braum, Vanessa Golenia, David Mills, Sarah Riccio, and of course your host and editor, William Shunn.

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

* Photos courtesy of Janet Castro

            

A big huzzah to everyone who turned out for our seventh 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.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Richard Taylor Pearson, Dina Laura, Malcolm Chang, John C. Foster, and Marleen S. Barr for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. And thanks as always to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, June 3, when we'll we back with our eighth issue, featuring Daniel Braum, Vanessa Golenia, David Mills, Sarah Riccio, special guest Bengt Washburn!

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.

Dina Laura reads at Line Break #7 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Malcolm Chang reads at Line Break #7 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
John C. Foster reads at Line Break #7 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Kathe Koja reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
A big huzzah to everyone who turned out for our sixth 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.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Kathe Koja, Audrey Dimola, Paul Witcover, and Jackie Sherbow for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. (G.P.A. was unable to make it, which is certain now to become a running joke.) And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, May 6, when we'll we back with our seventh issue, featuring Marleen Barr, Malcolm Chang, John Foster, Dina Laura, and Richard Taylor Pearson!

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

Audrey Dimola reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Paul Witcover reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jackie Sherbow reads at Line Break #6 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

            

Barbara Krasnoff after reading at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Giant props to everyone who turned out for our fifth regular episode of Line Break on 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.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Andrew Willett, Emily Alta Hockaday, Jonathan Sumpter, Keith R.A. DeCandido, and Barbara Krasnoff for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it, and for so patiently working out our technical glitches when we had video problems.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, April 1, when we'll we back with our sixth issue, featuring Kathe Koja, Paul Witcover, G.P.A., 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.

Andrew Willett reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Emily Alta Hockaday reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Jonathan Sumpter reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom
Keith R.A. DeCandido reads at Line Break #5 - click to view - mousewheel to zoom

And finally today, we present below the video that comprised host William Shunn's editorial for March. You'll need to puzzle out the password in order to watch. Do you have the expertise you need?

            

Oscar Sanders reads at Line Break #4
A yuuuge thank you to everyone who turned out for our fourth regular episode of Line Break on 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 and fiercer than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Jacob M. Appel, Sydney Beveridge, Richard Jeffrey Newman, Oscar Sanders and Sarah Riccio for their varied but uniformly excellent readings. And thanks to Q.E.D. for giving us the space and an opportunity to use it.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar for Saturday, March 4, when we'll we back with our fifth issue, featuring poet Emily Alta Hockaday, fantasist Andrew Willett, 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 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.

Jacob M. Appel reads at Line Break #4
Sydney Beveridge reads at Line Break #4
Richard Jeffrey Newman reads at Line Break #4
Sarah Riccio reads at Line Break #4

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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, November 4, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D., 27-16 23rd Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105. Admission is $7.

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