April 29, 2016 — To end April with a bang, we once again teamed with the Montgomery County Poet Laureate Program for the Lit Life Poetry Festival, a poet-rich affair that ended with Neil Babcox outdueling fellow finalist Nicole Zuckerman in a down-to-the-wire Anti-Book Burning Basketball finale by a score of 6-5 to win Babcox the LDM Montgomery County, Ep. 2 crown.
April 26, 2016 — In our final 10-Year Anniversary celebration, Literary Death Match made April 2016 a little less cruel with a night of rambling and dazzlement as we returned to the Southbank Centre sponsored by Picador for a knockout night that saw Lisa Owens out-shoot fellow finalist Nikesh Shukla in an Anti-Book Burning Basketball finale to win Owens the LDM London, Ep. 56 crown.
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April 22, 2016 — To continue our globe-tripping run of 10-Year Anniversary celebrations, Literary Death Match sprinkled a long-overdue city debut into the mix, finally making our Manchester debut at Gorilla — presented by Bad Language and sponsored by Picador — on a genius night that saw Fat Roland outduel Keisha Thompson in a Literary Spelling Bee to win the LDM Manchester, Ep. 1 crown.
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April 9, 2016 — For our semi-annual trek to the wonders of Midland & Odessa — Texas Forever! — we once again teamed up with the Books in the Basin festival to put on a knockout night of lit, wit and all kinds of joyfulness in between that finished with Rachel Caine outdueling Josh Kilmer-Purcell in Literary Spelling Bee II, to win Caine the LDM Midland & Odessa, Ep. 2 crown.
April 8, 2016 — To keep our 10-Year Anniversary celebration going, Literary Death Match teamed with the LA Times Festival of Books for a "Festival After Dark" spectacular at Largo at the Coronet that wowed in every single direction. The fantastic night ended with Leah Hayes out-shooting Naomi Hirahara in an Anti-Book Burning Basketball Spectacular by a final score of 5-3 to win Hayes the LDM LA, Ep. 43 crown.
April 2, 2016 — For our annual spring classic, Literary Death Match once again joined forces with the San Antonio Book Festival for a wild night of lit, wit and weirdness at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre that ended with a tense Literary Spelling Bee III that saw Jamie Brickhouse outduel David Crabb in sudden death to win Brickhouse the LDM San Antonio, Ep. 3 crown.
April 1, 2016 — For LDM's 10-year anniversary, we blew the doors off with our AWP Super-Spectacular at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, and set the LDM attendance record (801). Presented by 89.9 KCRW and co-presented by the Otherppl podcast and Painted Bride Quarterly, the talent-packed night ended with Kirstin Valdez Quade so-narrowly outdueling Danez Smith in overtime in a Literary Charades finale to win Quade the LDM LA, Ep. 42 crown.
March 23, 2016 — Our 10-Year Anniversary series of celebrations, Literary Death Match returned to LDM's spiritual home — the City by the Bay — for a ultra-fun night of calamity, literature and genius at the glorious Alamo Drafthous that saw Zahra Noorbakhsh narrowly outduel Shanthi Sekaran in a Lone Star Lit finale that went all the way to overtime to win Noorbakhsh the LDM SF, Ep. 60 crown.
March 10, 2016 — As part of our global 10-Year Celebration, Literary Death Match returned to the Windy City for our debut at iO Chicago for a night of lit and wit stars that ended with Erika L. Sanchez outdueling Tim "Toaster" Henderson in a fierce Literary Spelling Bee III battle that won Sanchez the LDM Chicago, Ep. 9 crown.
March 8, 2016 — To celebrate 10 Years of Literary Death Match, we returned to our Brooklyn home at The Bell House to put on a show for the ages, as the masterful lineup of can't-miss wonderments combined to bring an instant classic to the sold out crowd, as the brilliant night finished with Victor LaValle outdueling Idra Novey in a battle of Lone Star Lit to win LaValle the LDM Brooklyn 10-Year Anniversary crown.