December 2013 – Newtown Literary Launch

Boundless Tales celebrates Newtown Literary Journal‘s 3rd issue launch with:

Lauren Hale Biniaris
Lauren Hale Biniaris currently lives in Astoria with her husband and two daughters, all of whom are native Astorians. Lauren holds an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature from Brown University and an MFA in dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In an addition to writing poetry, Lauren also teaches yoga and is a modern dancer and choreographer.

John Crain
John Crain has lived in and around New York City his whole life and moved to Bayside this past spring. He is working on some stories about the city and a cycle of poems called “Bastards Dancing in Hot Sand,” three poems about Saddam Hussein, Mitt Romney and Robert Moses.

Jacqueline Anne de Dios
J. de Dios is a writer born and raised in Queens. This is her first publishing credit. She holds a MFA in Creative Writing of Fiction from Goddard College.

Richard Portilla
Richard N. Portilla was born and raised in Corona and recently graduated from LaGuardia Community College with a A.A in English Literature. This is his first published piece. He can be contacted at

Jackie Sherbow
Jackie Sherbow has lived in Astoria, Queens since 2009. Her work has been published in the online journal Go Places; this is her first print publication. She works as an assistant editor for two genre-fiction magazines.

Michael Stahl
Michael Stahl has lived in Astoria for almost his entire life. His works have been published on the sites Sugar-N-Thunder, The Books They Gave Me, Musee Magazine, and, most frequently, Narratively, where he also serves as social media manager and contributing editor and layout coordinator. His website is and you can follow him on Twitter @MichaelRStahl.

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