Gratitude for Boundless.. & Trivia!

Hey again everyone! Thanks so much to John Gorman for jumping in to host our last Boundless, and thanks to everyone who attended!

Our founder Aida will be back as host for our next Boundless on Thursday, November 12th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, featuring:

Joanne Chin
Ruth Danon
Tony Paterniti
Rich Watson

Find out more about them HERE.

ALSO COMING UP on November 2nd!


Queens’ own literary journal, Newtown Literary, is hosting their second annual Literary Trivia Night! Please join us for another amazing event.

Boundless Tales is also looking for individuals who would be interested in joining our team for the evening. We won first place last year and maybe we can bring it in one more time ;) If you are interested, please contact us and let us know. And if you can, please take a few minutes to spread the word to anyone who you think would be interested. Buy tickets here– we hope to see you there!

Happy reading, writing, submitting, trivia question answering…

-The Boundless Tales Entourage

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Fall is in the air..

Thanks so much for a fantastic Boundless Tales kickoff!! We’re glad to be back for another season and the opportunity to share so many talented, poignant, hilarious, innovative, amazing writers!

If you’d like to read for Boundless, you can find more info on submitting your work here. Poetry, prose, novel excerpts, fiction, nonfiction, monologues, etc. welcome!

Our next reading will be hosted by John Gorman on Thursday, October 8th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop. We welcome:

Hala Alyan
Steven Penchina
David Pastor
Michael Kusen

Find out more about them HERE.

And don’t forget to check out the Queens Lit Resources list our co-host Audrey put together for all things literary in our borough of Queens.

Thanks again for all your support. See you out there!

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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We’re back!

^ Photo from our last Bookshop reading before the summer!

It’s almost Fall already?! Jeeeez…

Welcome back to BOUNDLESS TALES for the 2015-2016 season!

We’re kicking off with our founder Aida Zilelian-Silak hosting and bringing some fantastic writers to you on Thursday, September 10th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop. We welcome:

Jacqueline Tchakalian
Yi Wu
David Kutz-Marks
Marleen Barr

Find out more about them HERE.

We’ll see you then, here’s the 2015-2016 Boundless schedule thus far:

September 10th
October 8th
November 12th
December 10th
January 14th

Send in your work if you’d like to read for us (and previous Boundless readers, you’re included too)!

Looking forward,

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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LAST OF THE SEASON! & Poetry Fest to come…


Can you believe it?! We’ve reached our last reading of the season!

First we want to thank our wonderful readers from our May reading and then of course EVERYONE who has shared this season with us! Writers, readers, submitters, our home at the bookshop, word-sharers, bookshop-supporters, co-hosts and founder alike ;)

Our June reading will take place Thursday, June 11th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop with Audrey Dimola as host and our founder Aida in the house too! Featuring:

Tim Fredrick
John Gorman
Danny Herrera
Shakira Croce

More info on them here.

Don’t forget us in the off-season ;) Keep submitting for when we resume in the Fall! And check out our list of Queens Lit Resources with lots of ways to get involved in the borough.

Also PLEASE support our fantastic readers at the NYC Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island in July! Thank you to Joan Willette, Amber Atiya, and Michael T. Young for representing us at 11am on Saturday, July 25th at The Algonquin Stage, more info on them here and full lineup of the Poetry Fest here.

Happy Summer!

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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Set for Summer!


Thank you to our fantastic Boundless 4 at the last reading and thanks to Devin for hosting!

Miss Aida Zilelian, our intrepid founder, is jumping back in to host our second to last reading before our summer break this Thursday, May 7th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring:

Efrayim Levenson
Gerard Romero Mangusso
Meera Nair
Tom Block

Find out more about them here.

THANKS TO EVERYONE for such a great season thus far! We’re so proud to be Queens’ longest running reading series and we’re still going strong thanks to YOU writers, readers, and listeners. Stay tuned for more info about the NYC Poetry Fest and our last reading before summer in June.

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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Another Boundless has sprung..

We had a fantastic night at the last Boundless and we’re ready for MORE! Thank you so much to our readers, listeners, and bookshop supporters! We couldn’t do this without you.


Next up…

Mr. Devin Doyle hosts on Thursday, April 9th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, featuring:

Ignas Bautrenas
Andrés Castro
Catherine Fletcher
Stephanie Laterza

Read more about them here.

Here’s hoping for some actual Spring-like weather, and hope to see you soon!

PS! Our founder Aida Zilelian’s brand new published novel is OUT NOW, and we couldn’t be happier for her. Check it out here: The Legacy of Lost Things. CONGRATS, AIDA!

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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Keep listening, keep submitting!

Last reading was a blast – thanks to ALL for hanging out with us!

Boundless is so special because of the diversity of its writers/readers. If you haven’t made it out yet – what are you waiting for?! ;) We’re also proud to be the longest running reading series in Queens right now! YES!


Catch us next time with Audrey Dimola as host on Thursday, March 12th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring:

Jose Arias
George Held
Peg Simone
Tippy Rex

Find out more about them here.

Thank you all for your support, time, words, and works. We’re booking readers for the rest of the year so keep sending in your pieces! And keep supporting our fantastic home, The Astoria Bookshop, by taking books home from authors of all styles and backgrounds, including the all-important LOCALS!

Stay warm out there,

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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