Trumpet Fiction is a free, monthly literary reading series in Manhattan that runs from October through June. You can find us on the second Saturday of every month at KGB Bar (85 E 4th Street). The series was founded in 1999 by Jonathan Kravetz, who is also founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Ducts. No RSVPs necessary to attend—the series is free and open to the public.
Twice a year, we feature readers from Ducts magazine, while the remaining readings feature various authors and genres. Stay tuned to the Events page for information on upcoming readings and to see pictures from our past installments.
Ducts is a free, community-supported magazine published at ducts.org. We produce two issues a year, in December and June. Founded in 1999, we’re proud of our decade-plus history in the world of online literary journals, and of our free, New York City reading series Trumpet Fiction. Read more about us or subscribe for free to receive new issue alerts.
Yuliya is a graphic artist and illustrator. In 2005, she received a BA in Design and Studio Art from the University of Virginia, and has worked in the TV, film, and music industries in NYC, San Francisco, LA, and New Jersey. Her illustration works have been published in The New Yorker, and various literary magazines. More at www.kashapova.com
Albert is an aspiring artist studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Born in the Dominican Republic, he moved to the United States when he was three years old. He currently works for the author of Little Book, Big Dreams, a 12-book series.
Hugh is the author of Shy Green Fields (No Tell Books) and The Opposite of Work (JackLeg Press), as well as three Dusie chapbooks, Sorcery, Good Morning!and The Sound of Music. Bird poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from such places as Spork, Fence, South Dakota Review, Denver Quarterly, Entropy, Kenyon Review and Ping-Pong. He’s a member of the non-ranked faculty collective bargaining team at California College of the Arts in San Francisco, where he edits the journal Eleven Eleven.
M. is an educator from Southern Illinois living across the river from Louisville, KY in Indiana. M.’s poems have recently been published in Prime Mincer, on Spork Pressand are forthcoming in Subtropics.
Lauren’s third book, One Hundred Hungers, won the Dorset Prize (Tupelo Press, 2016). She is a 2015-2018 Black Earth Institute Fellow and the producer/host ofAudio Saucepan on Santa Fe Public Radio. More at www.laurencamp.com.
Xu is the author of ten books, most recently the novels That Man In Our Lives(C&R Press, May 2016 and forthcoming in the US in September 2016) and Habit of a Foreign Sky (Haven Books, 2010), a finalist for the Man Asian Literary Prize; the story collection Access Thirteen Tales (Signal 8 Press, 2011). Forthcoming books include Interruptions (Hong Kong University Museum & Art Gallery, September, 2016), a collaborative ekphrastic essay collection in conversation with photography by David Clarke; a memoir Elegy for HK (Penguin China/Australia, 2017) and Insignificance: Stories of Hong Kong (Signal 8 Press, 2018). She has also edited four anthologies of Hong Kong writing in English. From January to May 2016, she was Distinguished Visiting Writer-in-Residence at Arizona State University’s Virginia G. Piper Center of Creative Writing. She is also co-founder, with author Robin Hemley, of Authors At Large, www.aalauthors.com, offering international writing retreats and workshops. A Chinese-Indonesian native of Hong Kong and a US citizen, she currently lives between New York and Hong Kong. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @xuxiwriter and visit her at www.xuxiwriter.com.
Robert has most recently been published in Neutrons Protons, Bird’s Thumb Journal, JONATHAN, Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction, and Barney Rosset’s Evergreen Review. He was a regular contributor to SPANK Art Mag, and has been featured in several NY-based queer journals, includingGanymede and Mary Literary, as well as a forthcoming story in the next issue ofSpunk. He is also a proud 2016 Lambda Literary Writer’s Retreat Fellow.
Ching-in is the author of The Heart’s Traffic and recombinant and co-editor of The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities. A Kundiman, Lambda, Watering Hole, and Callaloo Fellow, they are part of the Macondo and Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation writing communities. They have also been awarded fellowships from Can Serrat, Millay Colony for the Arts, the Norman Mailer Center, and Imagining America. Their work has appeared in The Best American Experimental Writing, The &NOW Awards 3: The Best Innovative Writing, and Troubling the Line: Trans and Genderqueer Poetry and Poetics. They are a senior editor of The Conversant. More at www.chinginchen.com.