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Saturday
Nov172018

November 17 (at The Standard)

In our annual return to the wonders of the Miami Book Fair, Literary Death Match returns to The Standard for a rollicking hour-long whip-smart showcase of bookishness, nerdistry, humor and absurdity. 

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Saturday
Oct272018

Austin, Ep. 13

October 27, 2018 — In our annual return to the ever-so-great Texas Book Festival (and Lit Crawl Austin), Literary Death Match put on a magical night of literature, laughs and libations that saw Tarfia Faizullah outduel Aja Gabel in a tense game of Arithme-Lit to win Faizullah the LDM Austin, Ep. 13 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Wednesday
Oct172018

San Francisco, Ep. 67

October 17, 2018 — In our annual return to the wonder of Litquake, Literary Death Match returned to Elbo Room for the final time (it's closing!) for a wily, vibrant night that saw K.M. Soehnlein topple co-finalist Maisha Z. Johnson in a down-to-the-wire Arithme-Lit finale, winning Soehnlein the LDM SF, Ep. 67 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Tuesday
Oct162018

Salt Lake City, Ep. 6

October 16, 2018 — In our annual drop-in to wondrous Salt Lake City, Literary Death Match once again teamed with the brilliant Utah Humanities Book Festival for a night of words, wit and weird that saw Ryan Jones defeat Brian Laidlaw in a down-to-the-wire Arithme-Lit finale, winning Jones the Salt Lake City, Ep. 6 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Friday
Oct122018

Midland & Odessa, Ep. 4

October 12, 2018 — In our grand return to the Permian Basin, we partnered with Odessa Art as part of NEA Big Read: ArtPocalypse, for a Literary Death Match knockout that ended in a game of Arithme-Lit that saw Jodi Egerton topple Sean Petrie in a down-to-the-wire match winning Egerton the LDM Midland & Odessa, Ep. 4 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Thursday
Oct112018

Fairfax, Ep. 1

October 13, 2018 — For the first time ever, Literary Death Match headed to Virginia to team with the glorious Fall for the Book Festival, for an early-evening show that saw an astonishing Arithme-Lit finale in which Angelique Palmer defeated Alexandra Petri in sudden death to win the Fairfax, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

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Wednesday
Oct102018

Calgary, Ep. 6

October 10, 2018 — In our annual appearance at Wordfest, Literary Death Match returned for a lit-fueled night of words and the absurd in a brilliant battle that ended with Joshua Whitehead toppling Benjamin Hertwig in a crackling Arithme-Lit finish, winning Whitehead the LDM Calgary, Ep. 6 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

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Thursday
Mar082018

Judged by Roxane Gay

We’re over-the-moon to announce the winner of our second-ever Literary Death Match 250-Word Bookmark Contest judged by Roxane Gay (LDM Chicago, Ep. 7 champion): She Is Singing by Eleanor Lane! Eleanor will receive $1,000. The two runners-up (runner-ups?) receive $100, each. (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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Wednesday
Jan112017

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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Wednesday
Jun012016

Future LDMs

November: 
17th: Miami

February: 
15th: San Miguel Writers Conference

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Friday
May132016

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