May 14, 2013 — Following up on our 7-year anniversary celebration, Literary Death Match returned to Club OBERON in Cambridge for an enchanting night of gleeful whimsy that saw Kim Adrian outduel co-finalist Jacquetta Szathmari 9-3 in a Pulitzer Pictionary finale that went down to the wire, winning Adrian the LDM Boston, Ep. 12 championship.
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May 9, 2013 — After 44 Manhattan-based events, Literary Death Match is made the obvious move to the better borough, with an offiical Brooklyn debut at Union Hall that saw Alexander Chee outduel co-finalist Alina Simone in an exhilirating Literary Pictionary finale that Chee won with a closer-than-it-seems 9-1 victory, to win him the LDM Brookyn, Ep. 1 crown.
March 8, 2013 — In an AWP classic to remember, Literary Death Match's 7-Year Spectacular — presented by Painted Bride Quarterly & Brookline Booksmith — threw caution to the win, and cupcakes, too as the wild finale featured finalists Andre Dubus III and Sarah Shun-lien Bynum in Cupcake Shootout that Dubus won by a "George Saunders soul patch," winning the LDM Boston, Ep. 11 at AWP crown!
November 14, 2012 — It was a chilly night outside, but inside Club OBERON's wonderful walls, Literary Death Match Boston turned 10 episodes young, with a brilliant event that saw Team Katherine Hill outduel Team Chris Braiotta in a Literary Pictionary battle by a score of 3-1 to win her the LDM Boston, Ep. 10 crown.
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October 16, 2012 — On a chilly, mid-autumn night in Rhode Island's capital city, Literary Death Match made its talent-packed Providence debut (our 46th city!) at the Empire Black Box before a brilliant crowd that saw poet Mairéad Byrne outduel Poets Out Loud prize winner Darcie Dennigan in a Literary Spelling Bee by a final score of 24-16, winning Byrne the LDM Providence crown.
September 12, 2012 — Before a jam-packed Club OBERON, Literary Death Match returned to Boston — the perfect kickoff spot for our 7-city/10-day LDM TV Pilot tour (help fund us on Kickstarter!) — and the wild and talent-fueled night ended with Baratunde Thurston out-scoring co-finalist Carissa Halston in a Literary Card Sharks finale, as he pulled out a closer-than-it-seemed 8-4 victory to win the LDM Boston crown.
June 7, 2012 — Before the filled-to-the-brim Comedy Studio audience, wit and whimsy were on recurrent display, with Grub Street instructor and short-story master Chip Cheek outdueling PEN New England Award for Fiction winner Anne Sanow (author of Triple Time) in a Author Jumble finale that won Cheek the LDM Boston, Ep. 8 crown!
March 8, 2012 — Before a jam-packed audience at Cambridge's OBERON, the Literary Death Match turned 6-years old on a night that began with a group-sung Happy Birthday, and finished with Team Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich out-dueling Team Bob Shea in a titanic game of Pin the Mustache on Hemingway, in which Marzano-Lesnevich won by a length of seven whiskers to become the LDM Boston, Ep. 7 champion.
November 17, 2011 — On a drizzly Boston night, it was raining talent inside OBERON, as the knock-down, drag-out finale saw Courtney Maum outduel co-finalist William Giraldi by a final score of 17-10, in an audience-wowing literary spelling bee that won Maum the Literary Death Match crown.
October 19, 2010 — In a wildly senseless (and wonderfully disorganized) finale at Cambridge's Enormous Room, the LDM100: Boston event ended with Elizabeth Searle winning the Social Network Literary Friend-a-Thon and the LDM crown by a score of 13-11 against fellow co-finalist Kelly Link.