Join us for the Trumpet Fiction reading series, 
sponsored by Ducts magazine!


The Agony of Defeat

Hosted by Trumpet Fiction founder, Jonathan Kravetz

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 7-9 p.m.


85 East 4th Street (between The Bowery & 2nd Ave)

Bar opens 6:30 pm–seats fill up fast!


Tonight will be hosted by the original founder of Trumpet Fiction, Jonathan Kravetz, and will feature stories about the nature of losing. Here are your readers:

Rob Gunther is a writer from Astoria, Queens. One time, he wrote a story about a guy who, while taking his dog for a walk, found a fifty dollar bill on the ground. After Rob finished the story, he got up, took his dog for a walk, and found a fifty dollar bill on the ground, in the same exact spot that he had written about in his story. Weird, right? But just as he was thinking it was too good to be true, Rob woke up, because it turned out that it was all a dream.

Mark Goldblatt is the author, most recently, of Right Tool for the Job: A Memoir of Manly Concerns. His other books include Twerp and Finding the Worm, both middle grade novels, as well as The Unrequited, a literary mystery, and Sloth, a literary satire. He teaches religious history and developmental English at Fashion Institute of Technology.

Nina Camp has been a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, in the Women, Funny Women, My Story, and Comedy verticals, as well as to the women’s platform Her humor and essays have also been featured at,, and Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood. She lives and works in New York City.

Coree Spencer is happy to be reading at KGB with Trumpet Fiction. She is published online on, Mr. Bellers Neighborhood and Sensitive Skin. She is also published in Issue One of Nicotine Magazine. Thanks to Jonathan for the opportunity to read this evening.


About the Author

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.