San Francisco’s Episode 18 was a night for the books; the Elbo Room was filled with a lovely crowd, brimming with literary enthusiasm and good cheer. In honor of Mother’s Day, co-finalists April Sinclair and Peter Orner took each other on in a “Yo’ Mama” joke smack-down. By audience applause, a graceful but tough Sinclair took home the medal.
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Literary Death Match, Episode 16: Holy City Zoo Edition was a blurry swim of laughter, a true one of a kind night which ended with stomach-strained glee as legendary comedian Will Durst narrowly out-acceptance-speeched his lovely final round competitor Candy Churilla to take home the LDM’s the highly coveted title.
Opium’s Literary Death Match Ep. 14 kicked off the New Year at a new venue--the Elbo Room--where, before a packed house, Veronica Chater of Memoir (and) adeptly recited Shakespeare while hula-hoop-ing to beat out co-semi-finalist, Katie Crouch.
On arguably the greatest night in Literary Death Match history, the Rickshaw Stop in SF was aflame--a mix of brilliant readings, the best judging free drinks could summon and an enthusiastic crowd. The celebration was an epic one, as the second-ever Litquake edition of the series also doubled as the launch party for Opium7:7, the latest oddball delight from Opium Magazine.