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Salt Lake City, Ep. 4

To celebrate all that is brilliant, Literary Death Match headed back to The State Room, as we once again teamed with the Utah Humanities Book Festival for a magical night that saw Good Ghost Bill topple RJ Walker in a Quiz of Death-turned-Literary Spelling Bee finale to win Good Ghost Bill (Bill Moran) the LDM Salt Lake City, Ep. 4 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

Literary Merit: Paisley Rekdal
, poet and author of the essay collection The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee
Performance: Angela Lovell
, bestselling author, award-winning playwright, director, podcaster, critic
Intangibles: Giuliana Serena, Beekeeper & Co-Founder of The Bee storytelling series

Round 1:

RJ Walker, poet, host of SLC’s Open Mic at the Greenhouse Effect, VP of the Wasatch Wordsmiths
* Mike Dorrell
, Welsh playwright behind Pictures of the Floating World, Burning the Arc and Penny Gaffs and Angel places
Round 2:
* Good Ghost Bill
, a.k.a. Bill Moran, 2012 & 2013 Austin Poetry Slam Champion
Matthew J. Kirby, Edgar and PEN Center USA award-winning author of The Clockwork ThreeIcefall and The Lost Kingdom

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Michael McLane.

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