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


February authors


A Multi-Genre Evening

Hosted by Ducts essays editor, Voichita Nachescu

Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7-9 p.m.


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

Bar opens 6:30 pm–seats fill up fast!



This multi-genre evening, hosted by Ducts’ essays editor, Voichita Nachescu, will feature an array of performances by memoir, essay, and fiction writers, including Zaina Arafat, Lilly Dancyger, Tim Manley, and Nina St. Pierre! Here is more information about your readers:
ZAINA ARAFAT’s stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Virginia Quarterly Review, Iowa Review, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, BuzzFeed, VICE, and NPR, among others. She holds an M.F.A. from Iowa and an M.A. from Columbia. She grew up between D.C. and the Middle East and now lives in Brooklyn, where she is working on a novel and a collection.
LILLY DANCYGER is the Deputy Editor of Narratively, where she oversees the memoir section. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Playboy, and the revised edition of Without A Net: The Female Experience of Growing up Working Class from Seal Press, which was just published this week! She’s working on a memoir about her father’s art and addiction, from which she’ll be reading tonight.
TIM MANLEY is the co-creator and writer of the web series The Feels, which has been covered by Teen Vogue, BBC World Service, and Salon, among others. He is the writer and illustrator of Alice in Tumblr-land, and his true stories have been featured on The Moth Radio Hour and elsewhere. He is also the storytelling coach for the New York City DOE’s Showcase Schools program.
VOICHITA NACHESCU is a Romanian-American writer. Under the pen name Ileana Florian, her essays and short stories have appeared in The Atticus Review, The Rumpus, PANK, Mulberry Fork Review, and elsewhere. She is the essays editor of and currently working on a memoir about growing up in socialist Romania.
NINA ST. PIERRE is a writer and editor with an MFA in creative nonfiction from Rutgers. Her writing has been published in GOOD, Flaunt, Bitch, Curve, and The Oregonian, among others. She’s currently working on a memoir about Northern California and her family’s relationship to fire.
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.