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A message from Aida

Almost five years ago I decided to begin a reading series in Queens. At the time I felt that my borough did not have much of a literary community and there weren’t many venues for emerging writers to read their work.

I can’t believe how much Boundless Tales has grown since then. Thank you to Audrey Dimola and Devin Doyle for helping me continue my (our) venture!

Next Thursday will be our last reading of the season before our two-month hiatus for the summer. We will be celebrating Boundless Tales’ five year anniversary at the Queens Council on the Arts in September!

Come out and listen to our talented writers next Thursday, June 9th at the Astoria Bookshop! It will be great to see familiar and new faces.

Our founder Aida Zilelian hosts on Thursday, June 9th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop. We’ll be featuring…

Lynne Bronstein
William Shunn
Mark de Silva
Elizabeth Onusko

Find out more about them HERE.

Don’t forget that we’ll be at the NYC Poetry Festival this July, too! Meet us at the Algonquin stage at 1:30pm on Sunday, July 31st to hear our features: Sydney Hartlove, Catherine Fletcher, and Andres Castro!

See you soon and thanks for all the support,

-The Boundless Tales Entourage

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May reading & upcoming celebration!

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Thanks to our wonderful readers and Devin for hosting last month’s reading!

Audrey Dimola hosts on Thursday, May 12th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop. We’ll be featuring…

Richard Jeffrey Newman
Amy Koppelman
Kem Joy Ukwu
Chandra Steele

Find out more about them here!

We’re also so happy to announce we’ll be celebrating our 5 year anniversary in the fall with a special event at Queens Council on the Arts in Astoria- stay tuned! In the meantime..

To all the great writers who have read for us in the last 5 years, send us your new work. Nothing better than seeing a writer’s evolution!

By the way- follow us on Twitter, we’re new ;)

Cheers for the support,

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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April & NYC Poetry Fest!

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Thanks to Audrey for hosting our March reading!

What’s next?! Mr. Devin Doyle hosts on Thursday, April 14th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring readers:

Jonathan Corcoran
Mary Lou Buschi
Ben Nadler
Seamus Scanlon

Find out more about them HERE.

ALSO! Boundless is very happy to announce we’re participating in the NYC Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island again this Summer! Come help us rep Queens and join us Sunday, July 31st at 1:30pm (stage details to be announced) with readers Sydney Hartlove, Catherine Fletcher, and Andres Castro.

See you soon and don’t forget to submit your work, tell some friends, check out the Queens Lit Resources list of ever-growing literary opportunities in our borough, aaaandd.. Why not like us on Facebook while you’re at it? ;)

– The Boundless Tales Entourage

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Springing in

Thanks to Devin for hosting a great reading!

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Astoria’s own Peter Pan, Audrey Dimola jumps in to host our almost-spring-but-not-quite reading on Thursday, March 10th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring:

George Held
Leona Godin
Andres Castro
Steven T. Licardi

Find out more about them HERE.

We’re interested in daring, funny, poignant, weird, perceptive, unique work. Keep submitting & keep coming out to share!

Here’s to warmer days soon,

-The Boundless Tales Entourage

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After the storm!

Thanks for opening the season with us! We had an amazing turnout.

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Join us for our next reading, hosted by Devin Doyle on Thursday, February 11th from 7-8:30pm at the Astoria Bookshop, and featuring:

Lisa Badner
Richard Fein
Sydney Hartlove
Vaughn Watson

Find out more about them HERE.

Don’t let the cold keep you inside- come enjoy a Boundless evening… ;)

Thanks everybody!

-The Boundless Tales Entourage

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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.

CALLING ALL WRITERS!
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!

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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!

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^ 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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