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SF, Ep. 61

May 21, 2016 — Literary Death Match returned to SF and the Elbo Room for our record 61st event for a dual fundraising effort to support LDM Book Report and Lit Camp, and the fantastic night finished with Baruch Porras-Hernandez narrowly beating Sarah Ladipo Manyika in a Lone Star Lit II finale that won Porras-Hernandez the LDM SF, Ep. 61 crown.

Here's the night's full lineup:

Literary Merit: Ramona Ausubel
, PEN Center USA Literary Award for Fiction-winning author of No One Is Here Except All of Us and the forthcoming Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty (June)
Performance: Rebecca Garza-Bortman
, visual designer and singer for Happy Fangs
Intangibles: Mark Morford
, award-winning columnist for SF Chronicle, author of The Daring Spectacle

* Janis Cooke Newman
, author of A Master Plan for Rescue (SF Chronicle Best Book 2015), Lit Camp founder
* Baruch Porras-Hernandez
, writer, performer, visual artist, storyteller & Lambda Literary Fellow in Poetry
* Na’amen Tilahun
, author of The Root, co-creator of podcast The Adventures of Yellow Peril + Magical Negro
* Sarah Ladipo Manyika
, lit professor at SF State and author of Like a Mule Bringing Ice Cream to the Sun

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga