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SF, Ep. 67

October 17, 2018 — In our annual return to the wonder of Litquake, Literary Death Match returned to Elbo Room for the final time (it's closing!) for a wily, vibrant night that saw K.M. Soehnlein topple co-finalist Maisha Z. Johnson in a down-to-the-wire Arithme-Lit finale, winning Soehnlein the LDM SF, Ep. 67 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here's the full lineup from the night: 

Literary Merit: Vernon Keeve III, Virginia-born writer and California-molded educator, and author of Southern Migrant Mixtape
Performance: Karinda Dobbins, stand-up comedian, who has opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah, and toured with W. Kamau Bell
Intangibles: Mac Barnett, two-time Caldecott Honor-winning children’s book author of Sam & Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn and The Skunk

Round 1: 
* K.M. Soehnlein
, Lambda Literary Award-winning author, Henfield Prize-winning short story writer of The World of Normal Boys and Robin and Ruby
* Chris ColinJames Beard award-nominated author of This Is Camino and What to Talk About

Round 2:
* Maisha Z. Johnsonaward-winning writer, author of the poetry collection, No Parachutes to Carry Me Home and Through Your Own Words: 51 Writing Prompts for Healing and Self-Care
* Meg ElisonPhilip K. Dick award-winning author of The Book of the Unnamed Midwife and The Book of Etta

Featuring special guest Cleve Jones, labor activist and author of the Lambda Award-winning memoir When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

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

Where: Elbo Room647 Valencia St, SF (map)