Line Break #: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
            

Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic monthly 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 January 6 lineup, featuring:

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, January 6, 2018, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

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

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

            

Poets of Queens Reading Series

Line Break is pleased to welcome a new local reading series to the neighborhood! Our guest Olena Jennings, who read for us at Line Break #10, has recently founded the new organization Poets of Queens, with a mission to celebrate the poets of Queens and create a community around poetry in Queens.

In keeping with that mission, the new Poets of Queens Reading Series will take place this Wednesday, December 6, 7:30 pm at Vintage Wine Bar at 23-14 Ditmars Blvd in Astoria. The featured poets will be Sherese Francis (who read for us way back at Line Break #1) and Lucas Hunt.

So please, head out to Vintage on Wednesday night to support poets and poetry in Queens, and we'll hope to see you there!

More info: http://www.poetsofqueens.org/reading-series/

            

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

            

Just a reminder that Line Break, the eclectic monthly live literary magazine, returns this Saturday afternoon 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 December 2 lineup, featuring:

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, December 2, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

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

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #14: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

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 accomplished 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 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: 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 world-class 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 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: 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 amazing readers for Line Break #14, Saturday, December 2, 3:00 p.m. at Q.E.D. in Astoria. Tickets are only 7 bucks!

            

Line Break is here again! It's the eclectic monthly 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 December 2 lineup, featuring:

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, December 2, 2017, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Hosted by William Shunn

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

Admission $7. Beer, wine and snacks available.

Q.E.D. is a short trip from Manhattan on the N train to Queens. Just stay on all the way to Astoria–Ditmars Blvd at the end of the line, and walk a couple of blocks west on 23rd Avenue. (The W train does not run on weekends.)

Line Break #14: Saturday, December 2, 2017, 3:00 p.m.

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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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