Line Break Issue #4, February 4, 2017

Berry reads at Line Break #3
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for our third 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 evening bigger and better than it would have been without you.

We also need to send out big thanks to participants Alex DiFrancesco, Barbara Lynn Cantone, Jeremy Blutstein, Berry, and Aida Zilelian 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, February 4, when we'll we back with our fourth issue, which will include fan-favorite reader Sarah Riccio. What's more, we'll be going monthly starting in February, so there will be more chances than ever to see and hear all the best writing in Queens in 2017!

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.

Alex DiFrancesco reads at Line Break #3
Barbara Lynn Cantone reads at Line Break #3
Jeremy Blutstein reads at Line Break #3
Aida Zilelian reads at Line Break #3

Reminder: Line Break #3 is today!


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Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic live literary magazine, is coming up this evening at Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens!

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific November lineup, featuring:

  • Berry
  • Jeremy Blutstein
  • Barbara Lynn Cantone
  • Alex DiFrancesco
  • Aida Zilelian

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!

Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, November 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Q.E.D.: A Place for Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
https://qedastoria.com/products/line-break-2
https://www.facebook.com/events/1677743725887158/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:30 pm

Meet our readers: Jeremy Blutstein


Jeremy Blutstein's first published writing was a lowly column in his college newspaper. Since then, Jeremy has written for CollegeHumor.com and PointsInCase.com. His scripts have made it to the semifinals and finals of the Scriptapalooza TV contest, The Hollywood Screenplay Contest, and the Austin Film Festival. He only writes comedy, because that's what's fun.

Please join Jeremy and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #3, Saturday, November 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

Our show's a steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now, and bring a friend!

Jeremy Blutstein

Meet our readers: Barbara Lynn Cantone


Barbara Lynn Cantone is an unpublished author, art school dropout and an overall disappointment to her parents. She's been kicked out of two different churches, one girl scout troop and an AA meeting. She lives in Astoria with her three husbands and a pool boy named Rodrigo whom she met while lost in the rainforests of Costa Rica after drinking too much at a yoga retreat.

Please join Barbara Lynn and all our exceptional readers for Line Break #3, Saturday, November 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

Our show's a steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now, and bring a friend!

Barbara Lynn Cantone

Meet our readers: Alex DiFrancesco


Alex DiFrancesco
Alex DiFrancesco's fiction has appeared in The Carolina Quarterly, The New Ohio Review, and Monkeybicycle. Their first novel, a radical acid western called The Devils That Have Come to Stay, was published in 2015.

Their nonfiction has appeared in Brevity and Crixeo, and they have done storytelling at The Queens Lit Fest, The Fringe Festival, Life of the Law, and The Heart Podcast.

Please join Alex and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #3, Saturday, November 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

Our show's a steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now, and bring a friend!

Meet our readers: Berry


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 www.berryandcompany.com.

Please join Berry and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #3, Saturday, November 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

Our show's a steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now, and bring a friend!

Meet our readers: Aida Zilelian


Aida Zilelian
Aida Zilelian is a New York writer and English teacher. Her debut novel, The Legacy of Lost Things, was released in March 2015 (Bleeding Heart Publications) and was the recipient of the 2014 Tololyan Literary Award. Her work has been published in several anthologies and over 25 literary journals, including Per Contra, Red Fez, Wilderness House Literary Review, Theurgy, and others.

She has read her work at various reading series in Queens and Manhattan, including Sunday Salon, Phoenix Reading Series, Gartal, Rez Reading Series, Oh, Bernice!, and First Tuesdays. She is the curator of Boundless Tales, a reading series in Queens. In 2011, her first novel, The Hollowing Moon, was one of the four semi-finalists of the Anderbo Novel Contest.. She is currently working on her third novel.

Please join Aida and all our accomplished readers for Line Break #3, Saturday, November 5, 5:30 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria!.

Our show's a steal at only 5 bucks! Get your tickets now, and bring a friend!


Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow, at fabulous Q.E.D. in Astoria, Queens.

At every show, live-lit veteran William Shunn brings a wild assortment of writers together on one stage. Don't miss our terrific November 5 lineup, featuring:

  • Berry
  • Jeremy Blutstein
  • Barbara Lynn Cantone
  • Alex DiFrancesco
  • Aida Zilelian

No rules, no themes—just the best writers in town. Line Break—it's the start of a new thought. Don't miss it!

Line Break Reading Series
Saturday, November 5, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Q.E.D.: A Place for Show & Tell
27-16 23rd Avenue
Astoria, NY 11105

Admission $5. Beer, wine and snacks available.

More info and tickets:
https://qedastoria.com/products/line-break-2
https://www.facebook.com/events/1677743725887158/

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train. Just stay on to Ditmars Boulevard at the end of the line. The Q train does not run to Queens on weekends.

Line Break Reading Series, Saturday, November 5, 2016, 5:30 pm


A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the special Queens Lit Fest episode of Line Break on Saturday, at beautiful LIC Landing in Long Island City, Queens. Our audience was attentive and enthusiastic, even as they broiled under a clear, hot sun.

We also need to thank participants Kambri Crews and Andrew Willett for their excellent readings. And thanks to Mike Geffner and everyone at the Queens Lit Fest for including us on their program.

If you couldn't make it out on Saturday, please mark your calendar now and join us for our next regular episode on Saturday, November 5, 5:30-7:00 pm at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Until then, please check out all the other terrific shows and events at Q.E.D. Something amazing happens there literally every day.

Also, please sign up for our mailing list so you can 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.

See you in November!

Kambri Crews reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016
Andrew Willett reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016
William Shunn reads for Line Break at the Queens Lit Fest, LIC Landing, Long Island City, NY, July 16, 2016


Line Break Reading Series at the Queens Lit Fest, Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 pm

Line Break is the eclectic live literary magazine where poetry meets prose, fact meets fiction, and high-brow meets low-brow. We are honored to be bringing our unique blend of writers and genres to the Queens Lit Fest in Long Island City on this afternoon at 1:30 pm.

The Queens Lit Fest is an amazing assemblage of dozens of local writers reading at LIC Landing over the course of two magical days. The festival is free, but you do need to RSVP. Do it now so you won't miss our all-star Line Break roster, which features:

  • Kambri Crews
  • William Shunn
  • Andrew Willett

We'll see you there!

Line Break Reading Series @ Queens Lit Fest
Saturday, July 16, 1:30-2:00 p.m.

Free with RSVP
More info: Queens Lit Fest, a Happy Accident

LIC Landing
52-10 Center Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11101

LIC Landing is a leisurely walk from the 7 train at Vernon Blvd.–Jackson Av.