To close out a brilliant September, Literary Death Match returns to Minneapolis for a Twin Cities spectacular at the Nomad World Pub. A raucous dazzlement of verbiage, comedic delight and a blazing gut-punch of absurdity (without the gut punching). Preorder now!
What is Literary Death Match? Called “as engaging as the best concerts, plays and stand-up comedy sets I've ever seen, all rolled into one” (Nashville Scene), LDM features four writers who 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.
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Literary Merit: Marlon James, Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings
Performance: Mark Mallman, film composer, musician behind 8 albums including The End Is Not The End
Intangibles: Barb Abney, radio DJ, Afghan Whigs lover
* Jim Walsh, MinnPost columnist and author of The Replacements: All Over But The Shouting: An Oral History
* Lara Mimosa Montes, author of the forthcoming The Somnambulist; featured in Fence and BOMB
* Aby Wolf, vocalist and musician behind the album Wolf Lords
* Safy-Hallan Farah, writer and editor featured in Elle, Nylon, Pitchfork, Buzzfeed and The Guardian