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Calgary, Ep. 4

October 12, 2016 — Literary Death Match returned to Calgary for our annual showcase at Wordfest (at the sold-out Arts Commons' Big Secret Theatre) where Aaron Paquette toppled C.C. Humphreys in sudden-death overtime in a battle of Lone Star Lit II, to win Paquette the LDM Calgary, Ep. 4 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

What is Literary Death Match? We feature four writers who read their own work for seven minutes or less, who are then judged by three all-star judges. They select two finalists to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

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Literary Merit:
Kenneth Oppel, Governor General’s Literary Award winning author of the Airborn series and the Silverwing saga
Performance: Jillian Christmas
, writer and artistic director of Verses Festival of Words
Intangibles: Mark Leiren-Young, award-winning author of author the comic memoirs, Free Magic Secrets Revealed and Never Shoot a Stampede Queen: A Rookie Reporter in the Cariboo

Round 1

* Alissa York
, award-winning author of Effigy, Mercy and Any Given Power
Aaron Paquette, author of Lightfinder, winner of the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Metis and Inuit Lit
Round 2
C.C. Humphreys, actor, playwright, fight choreographer and author of Plague and Fire
* Andi Zeisler
, cofounder and creative director of Bitch Media and author of We Were Femenists Once

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster & Janis Cooke Newman.

Where: Arts Commons (Big Secret Theatre), 205 8th Ave SE (map)
When: show at 9:15pm sharp, over by 10:45pm
Cost: $20 ($17 for seniors and students)