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Wednesday
Apr042018

SF, Ep. 65

April 4, 2018 — LDM returne dto SF with a humdinger at The Battery that set the hearts and minds of onlookers aflame, as Baruch Porras-Hernandez toppled Faith Adiele in an epic Arithme-Lit finale that went down to the wire, winning Porras-Hernandez the LDM SF, Ep. 65 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here's the lineup from the night:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit: Michelle Richmond, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections, including the 2017 psychological thriller The Marriage Pact
Performance: John Leary, award-nominated short story writer, professor and lawyer
 
I
ntangibles: Joshua Walters, comedian, poet, educator and performer; his TED Talks (On Being Crazy Enough) has amassed 1.6 million views

READERS:
Round 1:

* Baruch Porras-Hernandez, the voice of Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition and podcast, founder of ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? and regular KQED literary Host
Arisa White, author of You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Julie Suk Award Longlist Finalist and winner of the inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize

Round 2:

* Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast, and essayist whose work appeared in Oh, Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose
* Faith Adiele, PEN Open Book award-winning author of Having Faith and The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.