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



Spec Fiction Night

Hosted by Ducts editor in chief, Mary Cool

Saturday, January 12, 2019, 7-9 p.m.


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

Bar opens 6:30 pm–seats fill up fast!



Our 20th season continues with the first reading of 2019. Hosted by Ducts editor in chief, Mary Cool, the night will feature spec fiction from Chelsea Graham, Dave K, Justin Sanders, and Michael B. Tager. Here are your readers:
CHELSEA GRAHAM grew up in Michigan, lived a decade in Rome, and recently moved to Brooklyn. Chelsea’s fiction has been published in Litro, the Stockholm Review of Literature, and Five on the Fifth. She holds an MSc in Sociology from the London School of Economics and a BA in Communication from the American University of Rome.

DAVE K is the author of The Bong-Ripping Brides of Count Drogado. His work has appeared in Front Porch Journal, Cobalt, The Avenue, Queen Mob’s Tea House, [PANK], X-R-A-Y, Barrelhouse, and on the LED billboard in Baltimore’s Station North Arts District. He is also a turntable placed on a table or countertop to aid in distributing food. Learn more at

JUSTIN SANDERS is a ghost from Baltimore. His words have appeared most recently in American Short Fiction and on the city’s walls.

MICHAEL B. TAGER is a Baltimore-based writer and editor. He is the Managing Editor of Mason Jar Press, an independent publisher of high-quality books. Recent publications include Necessary Fiction, Hobart, Barrelhouse, and The Collagist, among others. He lives with his wife and cats, and thinks the Oxford Comma is for suckers. Find more of his work at

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.