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Reno, Ep. 1

July 13, 2017 — In what will undoubtedly be called "a debut for the ages," Literary Death Match headed to The Biggest Little City in the World as we teamed with the Artown Festival for a magical night that saw Mark Maynard outduel Vogue Robinson in a Lone Star Lit battle that went down to the wire, winning Maynard the LDM Reno, Ep. 1 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

Literary Merit: Lindsay Wilson, Reno Poet Laureate and author of the award-winning collection No Elegies
Performance: Oliver X, Editor-Publisher Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine; Host of the Reno Tahoe Tonight Show
Intangibles: Connie Wray, radio personality at Alice 96.5, DJ and emcee

Round 1: 
* Claire McCully, poet, performer, advocate and literary educator
* Mark Maynard
, author of the story collection Grind; awarded Nevada Writers Hall of Fame Silver Pen

Round 2: 
* Vogue Robinson
, Clark County Poet Laureate, spoken word artist, and author of the collection Vogue 3:16
* Michael P. Branch , Pulitzer Prize-nominated author of John Muir's Last Journey, Raising Wild and Rants from The Hill

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Producer by Tee Iseminger.

This event made possible in part with support from the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.