Trumpet Fiction and San Fedele Press present:

Crime and Recovery

An Exploration of Trauma & Hope

December authors


Hosted by D. Ferrara

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7-9 p.m.


85 East 4th Street (between 2nd & 3rd Ave)

Bar opens 6:30 pm–seats fill up fast!



Join Trumpet Fiction and San Fedele Press for a free nonfiction reading, “Crime and Recovery: An Exploration of Trauma & Hope,” hosted by D Ferrara–the third installment of Trumpet Fiction’s 20th anniversary season. Here are your readers!

LOREN KLEINMAN is an American-born writer with roots in New Jersey. Her nonfiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Ms., Good Housekeeping, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, The New York Times, New York Daily News, USA Today, and Woman’s Day. She recently finished a memoir, The Woman with a Million Hearts, published by BlazeVOX, and co-edited a collection of essays with Amye Archer (Fat Girl Skinny) My Body, My Words (Big Table Publishing), which Bustle named as one of the “11 New Feminist Books That Could Totally Change Your Year.” 

JUDY L. MANDEL is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Replacement Child – a memoir [Seal Press/Perseus, 2013). She is a ghostwriter, writing coach, teacher, freelance editor and editor at Kaylie Jones Books. Judy’s essays and articles have appeared in Connecticut LIFE, ASJA Monthly, Complete Wellbeing Magazine, Connecticut Authors and Publishers Newsletter, The Southampton Review and other publications.

DOROTHY MARCIC is a professor at Columbia University, a playwright, and former professor at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics-Prague, an advisor to the US Ambassador of the Czech Republic and a delegate to the United Nations Economic and Social Develop Summit and the UN Commission on the Status of Women. She is the author of 15 books, including the best-selling Understanding Management, Managing with the Wisdom of Love, RESPECT: Women and Popular Music, and Love Lift Me Higher, as well as numerous articles and research studies. Dr. Marcic wrote two hit musicals, RESPECT, which has played 3200 performances in over 70 cities and SISTAS, which has played Off-Broadway in New York City for over 6 years.

LAUREN J. SHARKEY is a Korean American writer from Long Island, NY. Her debut novel, Inconvenient Daughter, is forthcoming in 2020 and is based on her experience as an adoptee. Sharkey is also Managing Editor of Kaylie Jones Books, and her creative nonfiction has been published on Dear Adoption, and Blind Faith Books’ I Am Strength anthology. For more information, see:



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.