In what is assured to be a triumph of great literary and oddball magnitude, Literary Death Match returns to Edith Wharton's The Mount — our second event in her stable! — for what will certainly be a jam-packed, magical night of exceeding talent and wiseacre whimsy. Don't miss it!
April 22, 2015 — After more than a year away from Beantown (we missed you!), Literary Death Match returned in a blaze of lit and comedic glory for a night of every which awesome imaginable that ended with Javed Jahangir outlasting Stacey Resnikoff in a wild game of Literary Charades, winning Jahangir the LDM Boston, Ep. 15 crown.
April 21, 2015 — To celebrate all that is literarily and comedically glorious about Brooklyn, Literary Death Match debuted at The Bell House, for a night of brilliant text, calamitous judging, and an oddball Literary Charades finish that saw Kent Russell topple Lane Moore in sudden death overtime to win the LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 4 crown.
April 19, 2015 — April's a cruel month? Not on our watch! On a whimsy-filled night, Literary Death Match teamed with the cast of HBO's Silicon Valley and the LA Times Festival of Books for a Festival After Dark event at Largo that won hearts, minds and every other part of everyone's body as Atticus Lish outlasted Porochista Khakpour in a back-and-forth Lone Star Lit finale, winning Lish the LDM LA, Ep. 37 crown.
April 15, 2015 — With a spring in our step, we stumbled head-first into London Book & Screen Week with a book & film themed-show at Foyles on Charing Cross Road that featured, amongst other things: lit brilliance, hijinks, oddity, hilarity and it all ended with an Adapted or Original? finale that saw Ali Catterall outlast Ian Kelly 4-3 to win him the LDM London, Ep. 47 crown.
April 15, 2015 — In an attempt to live up to our electric October debut, Literary Death Match teamed with The Porch Writers' Collective for our return to Nashville — the front-runner for our City of the Year in 2015 — and what a return it was at The Stone Fox, as it took sudden death for Adam Ross to topple Tiana Clark in an exhilarating game of Lone Star Lit, winning Ross the LDM Nashville, Ep. 2 crown.
April 14, 2015 — For our annual, spring classic in Austin, we returned to The North Door for a blowout of the most extraordinary order, with a brilliant lineup that had the audience in throes that saw Jason Neulander outlast K.A. Holt in a rollicking game of Literary 20 Questions that won Neulander the LDM Austin, Ep. 9 crown.
April 11, 2015 — After a memory-making spectacular a year before, Literary Death Match once again teamed with the San Antonio Book Festival for a sensational night at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre that saw Isabel Quintero outduel Neal Pollack in a weirdball Silliest String finale, winning Quintero the LDM San Antonio, Ep. 2 crown.
April 9, 2015 — An event five years in the make, Literary Death Match returned to glorious Dallas, where we teamed with the masterminds at Deep Vellum for a night at The Texas Theatre that saw Merritt Tierce outduel Joaquin Zihuatanejo in a Lone Star Lit finale to win Tierce the LDM Dallas, Ep. 2 crown.
April 8, 2015 — After a year+ away, Literary Death Match returned to the Twin Cities for our annual AWP spectacular at Nomad World Pub. We teamed with Painted Bride Quarterly for an electric night of literature, comedy and genius that unfolded before a jam-packed house in which Mark Doten outlasted Claire Vaye Watkins in a back-and-forth battle of Literary Charades (led by Amber Tamblyn) that won Doten the LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 11 crown.