San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
To finish off the first month of what we're certain will be a glorious 2015, Literary Death Match returns to Elbo Room for an all-star laden celebration that will spin that wig you accidentally glued onto your head over the holidays (plus, it's ATZ's 40th birthday celebration — fun!). Preorder and let's pack the joint!
What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.
Literary Merit: Jordan Bass, executive editor at McSweeney's
Performance: George Nachtrieb, founder of parody industrial behemoth YD Industries
Intangibles: Zahra Noorbakhsh, comedian, SF Grotto member, star of New Yorker-praised solo show All Atheists Are Muslim
* Jeff Greenwald, monologist and best-selling author of Shopping for Buddhas: An Adventure in Nepal
* Zoe Young, playwright and fiction writer
* Jamieson Bunn, fiction writer in Vermont's MFA program
* Leo Bryant, performance poet extraordinaire
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
When & Where
Literary Death Match