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Jan. 21 (Orpheum Theatre)

To kick off 2017 with a burst of bright-minded glee, Literary Death Match is teaming with the Riot LA Comedy Festival for a harebrained evening of wit, lit, and absurdity at The Orpheum. Trust us when we say: you've never seen anything like it. Preorder now!

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Jan. 24 (at Bell House)

To shake off the horrors of the Inauguration, Literary Death Match heads to The Bell House in Brooklyn for a a refreshing and brilliant night of literature, wise-cracking, giddiness and all kinds of otherwise. Don't miss it.

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Feb. 11 (at Black Cat)

For our AWP Spectacular, Literary Death Match heads to the nation's capital — and more specifically Black Cat — for a magical night of literature, witticisms and enough absurdity to momentarily distract from the horrors happening over at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Trust us when we say: this one's not to be missed.

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Judged by Daniel Handler

Congratulations to Karen Harryman's story "The World Is Never So Kind" winner the first-ever Literary Death Match's 250-Word Bookmark Contest judged by Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket). Karen wins $1,000, and her story will appear on a bookmark distributed to all LDM events through 2016. The two runners-up: Carmiel Banasky and Tessa White who will each receive $100. All finalists will be invited to read at LDM events.

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This Week: Stephen Tobolowsky

This week on iTunes: LDM Presents...Stephen Tobolowsky (April 4, 2016) at Soho House West Hollywood. Tobolowsky — actor, author, podcast host and musician — sits down for an intimate conversation with Adrian Todd Zuniga, as they discuss storytelling, performance, laughter, getting it right and everything in between. Subscribe now!

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