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Wednesday
May162018

Twin Cities, Ep. 13

May 16, 2018 — On a grand night in Minneapolis, Literary Death Match returned to Nomad World Pub to celebrate the launch of Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel (Collision Theory), on a night that ended with Su Hwang toppling co-finalist Khary Jackson in a sudden-death Arithme-Lit finale to win Hwang the LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 13 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

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Friday
Apr202018

LA, Ep. 48

April 19, 2018 — To celebrate the launch of our founder Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel (Collision Theory), Literary Death Match headed to the glorious Dynasty Typewriter as part of the LA Times Festival of Books' "After Dark" series for a brilliant night that finished with  Rico Gagliano narrowly toppling Morgan Parker in a down-to-the-wire Arithme-Lit finale, winning Gagliano the LDM LA, Ep. 48 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

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Thursday
Apr052018

SF, Ep. 66

April 5, 2018 — Literary Death Match went back-to-back — two shows in two nights — and the second, at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, was excellence abound, as Sara Faith Alterman took down Matthew Siegel in a down-to-the-wire battle of Arithme-Lit to win Alterman the LDM SF, Ep. 66 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Wednesday
Apr042018

SF, Ep. 65

April 4, 2018 — LDM returne dto SF with a humdinger at The Battery that set the hearts and minds of onlookers aflame, as Baruch Porras-Hernandez toppled Faith Adiele in an epic Arithme-Lit finale that went down to the wire, winning Porras-Hernandez the LDM SF, Ep. 65 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

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Wednesday
Mar142018

Brooklyn, Ep. 12

March 14, 2018 — To serve as a brief break from the horrors of American politics, Literary Death Match returned to The Bell House for a spring spectacular that saw Simeon Marsalis outduel Safiya Sinclair in a wild Arithme-Lit finale, winning Marsalis the LDM Brooklyn crown and literary immortality to go with it.

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Saturday
Mar102018

Tampa, Ep. 1

March 10, 2018 — Literary Death Match's AWP Spectacular at the Vaughn Center — co-hosted by University of Tampa MFA, and co-presented by Burrow Press and Painted Bride Quarterly  — was a revelation that saw Kazim Ali strive to victory in a nip-and-tuck Literary Spelling Bee III finale to win Ali the LDM Tampe, Ep. 1 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

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Monday
Jan012018

Literary Resistance in 2018

Thanks to the maniac in the White House, last year was a very difficult year. Every single freedom we have has been under attack, from the words journalists write, to the air we breathe, to the internet we use. We've had to contend with incivility that has shown us all the disgusting levels of racism, misogyny and exclusion that exist in America. It's been exhausting. I'm tired, but I'm not giving up. There is too much to protect.

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Saturday
Nov182017

Miami, Ep. 9

November 18, 2017 — For our final Literary Death Match of 2017, we returned to the Miami Book Fair for an Author Party extravaganza at The Standard Hotel on Miami Beach which saw Chen Chen outduel T'ai Freedom Ford in a down-to-the-wire Literary Visual Riddles finale to win Chen the LDM Miami, Ep. 9 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

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Saturday
Nov042017

Austin, Ep. 12

November 4, 2017 — For our annual Austin drop-in, Literary Death Match once again teamed with the Texas Book Festival for a Lit Crawl-fueled night of splendiferousness at The North Door that saw Rakesh Satyal narrowly topple Melissa Febos in a wild Literary Spelling Bee III finale by a single point to win Satyal the LDM Austin, Ep. 12 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

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Saturday
Oct282017

Timișoara, Ep. 1

October 28, 2017 — In a debut for the ages, Literary Death Match teamed with the Festivalul Internațional de Literatură de la Timișoara, for a brilliant night at the gorgeous National Theatre and Opera House that ended with V​. Leac (with help from first-round competitor L​ivia Ștefan) narrowly defeated Cosmina Moroșan in a Literary Visual Riddles finale by a 4-3 score to win V. Leac the LDM Timișoara, Ep. 1 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

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