Join us for the Trumpet Fiction reading series,
sponsored by Ducts magazine!
An Evening of Poetry & Music
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 7-9 p.m.
KGB BAR – ADMISSION FREE
85 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
Bar opens 6:30 pm–seats fill up fast!
We’re excited to include music in this edition, with singer-songwriter & author, Roberta Lawrence (accompanied by guitarist Bob Montero), and poet & author, Madeleine Beckman (who also happens to be a former ballet dancer). Roberta will perform original music while Madeleine will read from her poetry–and both will share how their work came to be and how writing, music, and creativity come together to make art and song.
Madeleine Beckman is a poet, fiction, and nonfiction writer. She is the recipient of awards and grants from, among other places, Poetry Society of America, New York Foundation for the Arts, Irish Arts Council (IE), Fundación Valparaíso (Spain); and Zvona i Nari (Croatia). Her poetry collections include Hyacinths from the Wreckage (Serving House Books), No Roadmap, No Brakes (Redbird Chapbooks), and Dead Boyfriends (Linear Arts Books). Her work has been published in journals, anthologies, and online. Madeleine is Contributing Reviewer for the Bellevue Literary Review and Contributing Editor for Agora: Literature and Arts Journal (NYU School of Medicine). She teaches Narrative & Reflective Writing at NYU School of Medicine, Division of Medical Humanities; she also teaches privately. You can find her at http://madeleinebeckman.com.
Roberta Lawrence is a singer/songwriter whose songs one day spontaneously expanded into short stories and novels. She is working on a novel, Quietly Crazy for You, which is inspired by years spent in the alternate universe of jazz and studio musicians in the late 1970s and 1980s. Roberta has received a New Voices Award from the Writer’s Voice, a Ludwig Vogelstein Fiction grant, and multiple artist residencies at Ragdale and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her articles and reviews have appeared in BOMB, Musician, ASCAP in Action, Backstage, and other publications. She helms her own public relations firms, Roberta Lawrence Media and Soundcheck PR, and is a singer/songwriter, lyricist, and record producer. The CD that she produced featuring her late husband, trumpeter/composer Mike Lawrence, Nightwind, topped the Billboard charts and is due to be re-released later this year.