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October 7 (at Elbo Room)

For our glorious return to SF, Literary Death Match is back at Elbo Room for a sensational night of words, comedy and wonderment presented by Litquake, featuring a septet of extraordinary women. Don't you dare miss it — it'll be beyond amazing! Click to preorder now or see the full lineup!

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Sept 16 (at Sugar Space Arts)

In one of our favorite annual traditions, Literary Death Match is once again partnering with the Utah Humanities Book Festival for another brilliant night of literary and comedic zing and a can't-miss lineup. Click to preorder now or see the full lineup!

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Brooklyn, Ep. 11

September 12, 2017 — For the first time (and not the last!), Literary Death Match teamed with the masterminds at Brooklyn Book Festival, in a blazing return to The Bell House — a brilliant night that saw Sam Sax narrowly topple Melissa Febos in a wily Literary Visual Riddles finale by a closer-than-it-looks score of 1010-11, winning Sax the LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 11 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

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Judged by Roxane Gay

We’re thrilled to announce the second-ever Literary Death Match 250-Word Bookmark Contest judged by the thrillingly brilliant Roxane Gay (LDM Chicago, Ep. 7 champion). The winner will receive $1,000. The two runners-up (runner-ups?) will receive $100. (It's runners-up, by the way.) All finalists will be invited to read at LDM events near where they live. 

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This Week: Brooklyn, Ep. 8

This week on iTunes: LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 8 (January 24, 2017) at The Bell House. Judges: Heben Nigatu (Another Round); Carson Kressley (Queer Eye); Akilah Hughes (YouTuber); Roy Wood, Jr. (The Daily Show). Readers: Porochista Khakpour (The Last Illusion); Ashley C. Ford (writer/editor); Min Jin Lee (Pachinko); Daniel Alarcón (Lost City Radio). Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Subscribe now!

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Future LDMs

12th: Calgary
14th: Nashville
28th: Timisoaria, Romania

4th: Austin
18th: Miami

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