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October 15 (at Valencia Room)

For our 500th show ever (!), Literary Death Match returns to San Francisco for a magical night at Litquake, as old is new again for our debut at Valencia Room (it's the Elbo Room, reimagined!), and we've got a wowing lineup that will wow, ensorcel, amuse with a finale that will surely befuddle. Preorder now, and let's sell-out this magical celebration! Click here to see the full lineup!

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October 16 (at Central Library)

O, Canada, we can't quit you! In our annual visit north of the border, Literary Death Match returns to Calgary for the seventh time to take part of the genius of WordFest, and we've got a lineup for the ages. This show always sells out, so get your tickets fast. Click here for the full lineup!

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Fairfax, Ep. 2

October 12, 2019 — After a sterling Virginia debut a year ago, Literary Death Match returned to the Fairfax for the brilliant Fall for the Book Festival, on a night that saw Christina Dalcher outlast Amaud Jamaul Johnson in a seesaw battle of LDM Cabinet of Non-Wonders, ending with Dalcher winning the LDM Fall for the Book, Ep. 2 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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SF, Ep. 68

October 10, 2019 — In advance of our 500th show at Litquake, Literary Death Match returned to the glory of The Battery for a night of wit, wisdom, tomfoolery and shenanigans that lit up the night in style, as Elwin Cotman outdueled Holly Lynn Payne in a down-to-the-wire Cabinet of Non-Wonders finale to win the LDM SF, Ep. 68 crowd, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Oct. 26 (at Cheer Up Charlies)

For our annual Austin drop-in to the Texas Book Festival, we're celebrating Literary Death Match's 500th show at Lit Crawl Austin — with our first-ever show at Cheer Up Charlies! We've put together a lineup of geniuses that will serve up the finest hour of literature and hijinks know to personkind. Plus, it's FREE. Don't miss it! Click here to see the lineup!

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LA, Ep. 49

October 6, 2019 — In a Literary Death Match first, LDM teamed with the wondrous Hammer Museum for an afternoon of amazement, as four children's book authors read their own work, and were judge by kids! In the end, Matthew A. Cherry outdueled Isabel Quintero in a down-to-the-last letter Children's Book Author Spelling Bee to win Cherry the LDM LA, Ep. 49 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 


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Future LDMs

23rd: Miami (Miami Book Fair International)

14th: San Miguel, MX (San Miguel Writers' Conference)

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