For a mid-summer night's classic, Literary Death Match returns to the Southbank Centre for a lit-minded spectacle of spoken words, comedic delightments and some silliness thrown in for best effect. Come witness the greatest Monday night your summer 2016 will ever know. Preorder now!
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.
Edinburgh's annual Fringe Festival is an epic affair. We've performed the last four years, though we're sitting it out this year, as we rev up for a big autumn. But as we'll be heading to EdFringe from Aug. 18-21, we thought: we should help lead people to some amazing acts. Here's our guide.
From the creators of Literary Death Match comes “LDM Pick ’Em” — a new, live series at Farmopolis where there are no wrong answers, and rarely any right ones. The live panel show brings together three all-star guests for a hilarious, trash-talk-fueled competition. At the start, the host will announce a theme (this time around: Star Wars & London), and after five picks, each panelist will tell why their “team” is the best in all the land, with one being crowned champion.
July 16, 2016 — For our first-ever trip to The Hamptons, Literary Death Match teamed with TSR: The Southampton Review and the Southampton Writers Conference for a star-studded night of literary brilliance, that saw Helen Simonson narrowly outduel co-finalist Tracy M. King-Sanchez in a nip-and-tuck Lone Star Lit II battle in sudden death overtime to win Simonson the LDM Hamptons, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.
Al Murray — multi-award-winning comedian (as himself and as The Pub Landlord), author (Watching War Films With My Dad) and drummer — sits down for an intimate conversation with Literary Death Match host Adrian Todd Zuniga, as they spend a lightning-quick hour to discuss comedy, alter-egos, music, the state of politics, everything in between.
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!