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Portland, ME, Ep. 5

September 19, 2014 — To make this year's September one to remember, Literary Death Match returned to our favorite way-northeast home — Space Gallery — for a whizbang Maine affair that finished with Liz Peavey outdueling Alexander Irvine in a Literary Musical Chairs finale to win Peavey the LDM Portland, ME, Ep. 5 crown. 

But before the tunes swam from the rafters, the night kicked off with Christopher Robley, poet, songwriter, producer & winner of Maine Literary Award for Short Works Poetry who reeled off a trio of exquisite poems, the last of which dealt with the crush of student loan debt. Next up was Alexander Irvine, award-winning sci-fi/fantasy/comics author of Mystery Hill and The Adventures of Tintin, who followed with a chilling, dystopian tale that darkly merged schools and detention centers. 

The mic was then handed to the night's trio of all-star judges: Bill Lundgren, co-author of Becoming (Other)Wise & reading series maestro at Longfellow BooksRachel Flehinger, improviser and DJ; and Steve Burnette, actor, improv mastermind and general funnyman. The three took turns reeling off praise and quips galore before huddling up and making the night's first impossible decision, announcing it would be Irvine who would be the night's first finalist.

After a brief intermission, Round 2 kicked off with children's book author Amy MacDonald, who read the fantastic entirety (with brilliant accompanying images) of her children's book Quentin Fenton Herter III. And to finish the night, Peavey, author and winner of Maine Literary Award for Drama read three divine, heartaching excerpts from My Mother’s Clothes Are Not My Mother

Again the judges were handed the mic, and after applause for both author's wowing prose (and heartbreak-expressed over the loss of mothers), the trio decided it would be Peavey who would advance as the night's second finalist. 

Then LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga took center stage to announce the night's finale: Literary Musical Chairs, in which Peavey and Irvine were each paired with two audience members, where the last team sitting would win the night's grand prize. After a quick lead by Team Irvine, it was Team Peavey that hip-checked and sat their way to glory for three rounds straight, winning Peavey the LDM Portland, ME, Ep. 5 medal and literary immortality to go with it. 

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Really nice article. Thank you a lot

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