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Midland & Odessa, Ep. 3

March 3, 2017 — In what's become an annual tradition, Literary Death Match heads back to the glory of West Texas as we teamed up with the Odessa Shakespeare Festival for a rollicking night that saw Chaitali Sen outduel Joy Jones in sudden death in a Lone Star Lit II matchup, winning Sen the LDM Midland & Odessa, Ep. 3 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Christopher Moore, NY Times bestselling author of 15 novels including Fool, A Dirty Job & The Serpent of Venice
Performance: Becka Oliver, Executive Director of Writers' League of Texas
Intangibles: Randy Ham, OCA&H Executive Director, founder of One Book Odessa and Books in the Basin

Round 1: 
* Chaitali Sen, author of The Pathless Sky
* Martha Louise Hunter, author of Painting Juliana and co-host of Writing on the Air

Round 2: 
* Joy Jones
, Shakespearian actress and writer
* Natalia Sylvester
, author of the debut novel Chasing the Sun

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga