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Calgary, Ep. 6

October 10, 2018 — In our annual appearance at Wordfest, Literary Death Match returned for a lit-fueled night of words and the absurd in a brilliant battle that ended with Joshua Whitehead toppling Benjamin Hertwig in a crackling Arithme-Lit finish, winning Whitehead the LDM Calgary, Ep. 6 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night: 

Literary Merit: Patrick Weekes, author of Rogues of Republic series and Feeder, and writer at EA BioWare
Performance: Jordan Tannahill, author of Declarations and Governor General’s Award for Drama-winning playwright 
Intangibles: Alice Kuipers, best-selling author of eight books who has won or been shortlisted for these prizes: the Carnegie Medal, the White Pine Award, the Grand Prix de Viarmes, and the Saskatchewan First Book Award

Round 1: 
Joshua Whitehead, author of full-metal indigiqueer and Jonny Appleseed, and  winner of the Governor General’s History Award for the Indigenous Arts and Stories Challenge in 2016
Ali Bryan, author of The Figgs and Roost, which won the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction and was the official selection of One Book Nova Scotia

Round 2:
* Benjamin Hertwig, a National Magazine Award-winning writer, painter and ceramicist, his first book of poetry, Slow War, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards
Dave Bidini, author of 12 books, he's also a musician, filmmaker and the only Canadian to have been nominated for a Genie, Gemini, Juno, as well as CBC’s Canada Reads

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

Where: DJD Dance Centre111 12 Ave SE, Calgary