Happy 2016!

Queens’ longest running reading series is back for 2016!

Here’s our reading schedule thus far for this year:
January 14th
February 11th
March 10th
April 14th
May 12th
June 9th

Our first reading of 2016 is hosted by our founder Aida Zilelian on Thursday, January 11th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring:

Elizabeth Bales Frank
Anna Kowalczuk
Mary Lannon
Alicen Grey

Find out more about them HERE.

We’d love to hear from new writers and also have some old favorites back ;) So submit your work! Let’s make this new year hilarious, eclectic, poignant, strange, daring.. All the things YOU make Boundless Tales with your words and work.

Can’t wait to see where 2016 takes us.. Thanks always for the support!

-The Boundless Tales Entourage


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Last reading of the year!

Thank you to all of our talented readers from our November reading! Boundless has been going strong for another year and we’re all grateful to be able to meet, share, and present such great work.

Audrey Dimola will be jumping in as host for our last Boundless of 2015 on Thursday, December 10th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring:

Gabrielle Campagnano
Candice Mays
Sandra Proto
R.G. Vasicek

Find out more about them HERE.

Don’t forget- we’re booking for 2016 so please still SUBMIT YOUR WORK!

Wishing you all a wonderful holiday season and a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thanks for all your support and enthusiasm for Queens/NYC lit,

-Aida, Audrey & Devin, The Boundless Tales Entourage!

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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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