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Portland (ME), Ep. 6

To celebrate Literary Death Match's 10-Year Anniversary, we returned to the glory of Portland, Maine, and more specifically: Space Gallery for an all-out war of words and wit that ended with Sarah Braunstein outdueling Cate Marvin in a tense game of Lone Star Lit II, winning Braunstein the LDM Portland, Ep. 6 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit:
Brock Clarke, award-winning, best-selling author of Exley, An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England and The Happiest People in the World
Desi Van Til, screenwriter and producer of the film Tumbledown
Intangibles: Steven Brykman, writer and former managing editor of National Lampoon

Round 1:
* Ron Currie, Jr.
, author of Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles, Everything Matters! and soon: The One-Eyed Man
* Cate Marvin
, multi-award-winning poet and author of Oracle and World's Tallest Disaster
Round 2:
* David Valdes Greenwood
, playwright and author of The Rhinestone Sisterhood and Homo-Domesticus
* Sarah Braunstein
, author of The Sweet Relief of Missing Children, with short fiction featured in the New Yorker

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.

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