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



Saturday, October 8, 7-9 p.m.


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

Bar opens 6:30 pm–seats fill up fast!


Keep reading to find out more about this months’ featured fiction readers and more details about the Trumpet Fiction series:


Erika Swyler is a graduate of New York University. Her short fiction has appeared in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, Litro,, and elsewhere. Her writing is featured in the anthology Colonial Comics, and her work as a playwright has received note from the Jane Chambers Award. Born and raised on Long Island’s North Shore, Erika learned to swim before she could walk, and happily spent all her money at traveling carnivals. She blogs and has a baking Tumblr with a following of 60,000. Erika recently moved from Brooklyn back to her hometown, which inspired the setting of the book. The Book of Speculation is her debut novel.

Julian Tepper is the author of two novels, Balls and Ark. Ark was very recently released and reviewed in the New York Times Book Review, which you can read here. In 2011, he co-founded the Oracle Club, an arts club, in New York City. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, Manhattan Magazine, Kindling Quarterly, and the Huffington Post, in addition to numerous other publications. He was born in 1979 and raised in Manhattan.
Stephen Langlois is a writer of the fantastic and absurd. His work has appeared in Glimmer Train, The Portland Review, Monkeybicycle, Matchbook, FLAPPERHOUSE, Necessary Fiction, Profane Journal, and Burrow Press Review, among other places. He is a recipient of a NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship from The Center for Fiction as well as a writing residency from the Blue Mountain Center. He also hosts Brew: An Evening of Literary Works, a monthly reading series held in Brooklyn.



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.