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“Our Next Reading is”...

Trumpet Fiction is ducts' live reading series held the second Saturday of the month in New York City hosted by our Editor-in-Chief, Jonathan Kravetz.

Special Evening of Song writing: December 10, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 

featuring Anne Mironchik, Julia Douglas and Matthew Macaulay.

Born and raised in Hunterdon County, NJ, near the town of Flemington, Anne transplanted her homegrown love of rock and folk music to the hot bed of jazz and alternative pop of New York City in 1988. She cultivated her hybrid sound at Manhattan School of Music and graduated with a degree in jazz. Anne performed steadily at live shows and in the studio throughout the New York area until she realized the time was ripe to record her own CD, which she promptly set out to do. Anne continues to live and work in New York City. She is a member of the New York Chapter of the Songwriters Guild of America and was accepted into their Pro Shop, hosted by Ann Johns Ruckert.

Singer songwriter Julia Douglass is a former french horn player and Salvation Army resident. She has been playing in the New York area for the last fifteen years. Billboard Magazine called her last album, "In Scarsdale" a "sterling collection." Her third album "Free Pancakes" will be released by Smirk Records this Spring. For more information go to www.juliadouglass.com.


KGB Bar, 2nd floor
85 East 4th Street
New York, NY 10003
(212) 505 3360
East of 2nd Ave
Directions: F to Second Ave.; 6 at Astor Pl.

The readers for November 12th:

Mark Goldblatt

Mark Goldblatt teaches at Fashion Institute of Technology of the State University of New York. His work has appeared in the Flushing High School Forum and many other newspapers and magazines. His controversial novel Africa Speaks was published by Permanent Press in 2002 and is currently being assigned in literature courses at several American colleges.

Sally Koslow

Like her protagonist Magnolia Gold, Sally Koslow felt a cosmic accident occurred when she was born in Fargo, North Dakota . She moved to Manhattan , became a writer at Conde Nast's Mademoiselle Magazine, and rose on mastheads to become the editor-in-chief of McCall's Magazine in 1994. Eight years later, this iconic publication was turned virtually overnight into a star vehicle for Rosie O'Donnell. As Rosie crashed and burned, Sally went on to develop Lifetime Magazine for Hearst, Disney and Lifetime Television for Women. She left Lifetime as Editor-in-Chief in 2004.

Sally has written for the New York Observer, O The Oprah Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, More, Good Housekeeping, Ladies' Home Journal, Self, Town & Country, Redbook and many other magazines. She's been a frequent guest on television and has lectured to many professional and community groups, as well as at Yale, Columbia, New York University and other schools, including her alma mater, The University of Wisconsin. While writing a novel, Sally consults and writes for various magazines and is developing a prototype for a new women's magazine.

Marcy Dermansky

Marcy Dermansky is a MacDowell Fellow and the winner of the 2002 Smallmouth Press Andre Dubus Novella Award and the 1999 Story Magazine Carson McCullers Short Story Prize. Her short fiction has appeared in the Indiana Review, McSweeney's, Alaska Quarterly Review, Mississippi Review, and other publications. She is the film critic for About.com and belongs to the New York Online Film Critics Society. TWINS is her first novel.

Dont Miss December's Songwriter Night
December 10 will be our annual musical reading featuring performances by three singer/songwriters.

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