Trumpet Fiction

November 08, 2008
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Meghan Deans is a playwright, a fiction writer, and an occasional lyricist. She is the co-founder of Action Theater Project and a sometime collaborator with Yes is a World. Her lyrics can be heard on albums by cellist Jody Redhage and guitarist Ben Cassorla. Meghan likes songs about dinosaurs and gloves without fingers. She posts stories on the Internet and welcomes you to read them at

Jessi Klein is a NYC-based stand-up comedian and writer. Since entering the comedy scene in 2001 she’s made numerous appearances on Comedy Central, CNBC, The Today Show, VH1’s Best Week Ever and The Showbiz Show with David Spade.

Lincoln Michel’s work appears in Mississippi Review, Mid-American Review,, Pindeldyboz, Quick Fiction and elsewhere. He is an MFA candidate at Columbia University and is on the editorial staff at NOON magazine.

Pedro Ponce is the author of Superstitions of Apartment Life (Burnside Review Press) and numerous short fictions that have appeared in Ploughshares, Opium Magazine, Sleepingfish, Hotel St. George, Small Spiral Notebook, and other publications. His fiction has also been anthologized in You Have Time for This: Contemporary American Short-Short Stories, PP/FF: An Anthology, DIAGRAM: The Second Print Anthology, and The Beacon Best of 2001.  He teaches fiction writing, literary theory, and American literature at St. Lawrence University.

Thomas Pryor’s stories prowl Manhattan’s Yorkville neighborhood during the 1960s.  His work has appeared in the New York Times, A Prairie Home Companion, Ducts, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood and Underground Voices Magazine.

Kat Rodies is a nurse and medical copywriter who is getting better at parallel parking.  She is the managing editor of

Saara Dutton is the host and producer of “Mama D’s Arts Bordello”; where literature, music, film and burlesque get down and dirty together.

Francine Witte is a poet, playwright and fiction writer.  Her poetry chapbook, “The Magic in the Streets” was published by Owl Creek Press.  She has an MFA in poetry from Vermont College and an MA from SUNY Bingamton. She has been nominated four times for a pushcart prize.  By day, she is a high school English teacher in Manhattan. Her new chapbook of flash fiction
was recently published by MuscleHead Press.