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

Saturday, November 12, 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 month’s featured fiction readers and more details about the Trumpet Fiction series:


Julia Lee Barclay-Morton, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer, director and teacher whose work has been published and produced internationally; she was inducted into the Indie Theater Hall of Fame in 2014. Founding Artistic Director of Apocryphal Theatre in London ( from 2004-11, she was awarded a practice-as-research PhD at University of Northampton, UK, arguing that theater can be an act of philosophy. Her stage and prose writing has been published in printed anthologies and online, most notably with Indie Theater Now, Stockholm Review, Ohio Edit and Prentice-Hall; her story, The God Thing, was awarded an Honorable Mention by Glimmer Train in August. Her theater has been produced at such venues as HERE, Ohio, The Brick and St. Mark’s (NY) & Camden People’s Theatre & Tate Modern (London). She did residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Wisdom House in summer 2015, during which she worked on The Amazing True Imaginary Autobiography of Dick and Jani, a book about her grandmothers, which was long-listed for the Mslexia prize in the UK in 2015. This year, she has received scholarships to attend the Wesleyan Writers Conference and BinderCon (NYC). She is an Adjunct at Fordham University and writes about life, writing, theater, art, politics, philosophy at

Rich Ferguson is the author or New Jersey Me (Rare Bird Books, 2016). His poetry collection, 8th & Agony, has been published by L.A.’s Punk Hostage Press. He is also the head poetry editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He has performed nationally, and has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Wanda Coleman, Exene Cervenka, T.C. Boyle, Jerry Stahl, Bob Holman, Loudon Wainwright, Ozomatli, and many other esteemed poets and musicians. He has performed on The Tonight Show, at the Redcat Theater in Disney Hall, the New York City International Fringe Festival, the Bowery Poetry Club, South by Southwest, the Santa Cruz Poetry Festival, Stephen Elliott’s Rumpus, and with UK-based poetry collective One Taste. He is also a featured performer in the film, What About Me? (the sequel to the double Grammy-nominated film 1 Giant Leap), featuring Michael Stipe, Michael Franti, k.d. lang, Krishna Das, and others. He has been published in the LA Times, Opium Magazine, has been widely anthologized, spotlighted on PBS (Egg: The Art Show), and was a winner in Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, LA. His spoken word/music videos have been featured at poetry film festivals throughout the world. Ferguson is a Pushcart-nominated poet.

Bud Smith is the author of F250, Tollbooth, Calm Face, and Dust Bunny City, among others. His memoir, Same Clothes As Yesterday, is forthcoming from CCM in 2017. His work has been at Hobart, Barrelhouse, Smokelong, Wigleaf, and The Rumpus. He works heavy construction building and maintaining power plants and oil refineries. He lives in Jersey City, NJ. More at

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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.