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Tuesday
Feb182014

Boston, Ep. 14

February 18, 2014 — On an icy night in Boston, a literary dust-up for the ages heated things way up at Laugh Boston as Emma Rosenberg outdueled Matthew Dicks in a One Star Wonder finale by a closer-than-it-seemed 49-21 final, winning Rosenberg the LDM Boston, Ep. 14 crown. 

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Wednesday
Oct092013

Brooklyn, Ep. 2

October 9, 2013 — After an all-time classic at our Brooklyn debut in May, Literary Death Match returned with an equally dazzling showcase at Union Hall that ended in wildly, hilarious fashion as Paul La Farge outlasted Maris Kreizman by a score of 67-21 in a Lone Star Lit finale to win La Farge the LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 2 crown. 

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Tuesday
May142013

Boston, Ep. 12

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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Thursday
May092013

Brooklyn, Ep. 1

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. 

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Friday
Mar082013

Boston, Ep. 11 (at AWP)

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!

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Thursday
Nov152012

Boston, Ep. 10

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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Tuesday
Oct162012

Providence, Ep. 1

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. 

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Wednesday
Sep122012

Boston, Ep. 9

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. 

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Thursday
Jun072012

Boston, Ep. 8

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! 

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Thursday
Mar082012

Boston, Ep. 7

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. 

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