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Salt Lake City, Ep. 6

October 16, 2018 — In our annual drop-in to wondrous Salt Lake City, Literary Death Match once again teamed with the brilliant Utah Humanities Book Festival for a night of words, wit and weird that saw Ryan Jones defeat Brian Laidlaw in a down-to-the-wire Arithme-Lit finale, winning Jones the Salt Lake City, Ep. 6 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here's the full lineup from the night: 

Literary Merit: Kase Johnstunfounder of the LITerally podcast, author of Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis, and a recipient of the Gold Quill Award

Performance: Cassie Cox, recipient of the 2018 UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards as well as a Teacher of the Year Award from the 100% For Kids Credit Union Foundation

Intangibles: Abraham Smith, author of five poetry collections including Destruction of Man, Ashagalomancy and Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer 

Round 1: 
Angelika Brewer, spoken word poet and community organizer who works with troubled youth across Utah
* Ryan Jonespoet, Cave Canem Fellow, and winner of the Art Amok Grand Slam Finals, making him the 2018 Art Amok Slam Champion

Round 2:
Yolanda J. Franklin, poet, Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow, and a Kingsbury writing award-winner
* Brian Laidlaw, poet, songwriter, educator and author of The Mirrormaker and the book/album The Stuntman

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (check out his debut novel Collision Theory today!)
Produced by Michael McLane

Where: Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 South 800 West, Salt Lake City (map)