San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
It's taken us over eight years to wise up, but Literary Death Match is finally making its way to Oakland, with a debut that'll have you in throes of lit, wit and wonderment overload. Don't miss it, this one's going to be an insta-classic!
What is Literary Death Match? 4 authors read their own work for 7 minutes or less. They're judged by 3 all-star judges who respond (often comedically) to the work before choosing 2 finalists to compete in the LDM finale, a vaguely literary game (think Pin the Mustache on Hemingway) to decide the ultimate champion.
Literary Merit: Joshua Safran, activist and author of Free Spirit: Growing Up On the Road and Off the Grid
Performance: Sonya Renee Taylor, poet, activist and founder of The Body Is Not an Apology
Intangibles: Karinda Dobbins, stand-up comedian
* Tim "Toaster" Henderson, performance poet extraordinaire
* Mac Barnett, New York Times bestselling author of children's books (Extra Yarn) and a 2013 Caldecott winner
* Nancy Davis Kho, essayist whose work appeared in Oh, Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose
* one more TBA!
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
Follow us on Twitter: @litdeathmatch
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Literary Death Match