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Boston, Ep. 16

September 11, 2018 — After three-and-a-half years away, Literary Death Match returned to Boston for a genius night of weirdness and literary triumph, that saw Jonathan Escoffery outduel fellow finalist Serina Gousby in a down-to-the-wire battle of Arithme-Lit to win Escoffery the LDM Boston, Ep. 16 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here's the full lineup from the night: 

Literary Merit: Min Jin Lee, Guggenheim Foundation fellow and author of Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction
Performance: Bethany Van Delft, comedian (Comedy Central, 2 Dope Queens), MOTH StorySlam host
Intangibles: Sean Sullivan, one of Boston's fastest-rising comedy stars (so says the Boston Globe), listen to his album Song and Dance Man through Comedy Dynamics now!

Round 1: 
* Rachel Klein,
humorist/essayist who's written for McSweeney's and The New Yorker's Shouts and Murmurs
* Serina Gousby, poet/essayist and Dev. Assistant & Boston Writers of Color Group Coordinator at GrubStreet

Round 2:
* Nina MacLaughlin, writer, carpenter and author of Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter
* Jonathan Escoffery, award-winning short story writer and recipient of a 2018 Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award

Featuring special guest Eleanor Lane, winner of LDM's 250-Word Bookmark Contest

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (check out his debut novel Collision Theory today!)
Produced by Kirsten Sims