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Entries in Owen Egerton (11)

Tuesday
Oct142014

SF, Ep. 55

October 14, 2014 — In our annual spectacular, Literary Death Match returned to Litquake for a night at Public Works that was an insta-classic that ended with Danez Smith outdueling Kriistina Ehin in sudden-death overtime in a captivating game of Literary Charades to win Smith the LDM SF, Ep. 55 crown. 

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Saturday
Apr052014

San Antonio, Ep. 1

April 5, 2014 — On a magical Lone Star State night, Literary Death Match is teamed with the San Antonio Book Festival for a night of literature, laughs, lore-making at the glorious Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. The brilliant night ended with Antonio Sacre outdueling Owen Egerton by a score of 46-45 in a Lone Star Lit finale that won Sacre the LDM San Antonio, Ep. 1 crown. 

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Friday
Mar282014

Austin, Ep. 7

April 3, 2014 — In Literary Death Match's colossal return to magical Austin — and more specifically Alamo Ritz— the packed house saw Neal Pollack outduel Elizabeth McCracken in a Cyrillic-Off by a final score of 145.1 to 145 — the narrowest of margins — to win Pollack the LDM Austin, Ep. 7 crown.

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Thursday
Apr182013

LA, Ep. 20

April 18, 2013 — As a kick-off to the LA Times Festival of Books, LDM's 20th-ever episode in LA ended in slapstick fashion, as volunteers from the crowd took turns writing Pulitzer Prize-winning author's names with a Sharpie clasped between their toes. The result: Owen Egerton narrowly outdid co-finalist Ophira Eisenberg by a 4-1 score, to win the LDM LA, Ep. 20 crown!

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Friday
Oct262012

Austin, Ep. 5

October 27, 2012 — On a winter-cool Saturday afternoon, Literary Death Match returned to the Texas Book Festival (and Austin's gorgeous Paramount Theatre) for a knockout masterpiece that saw the amazing Kambri Crews outduel the beloved Bob Shea in a Literary Spelling Bee by a final score of 13-5, winning her the LDM Austin, Ep. 5 crown.

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Saturday
Oct222011

Austin, Ep. 4

October 22, 2011 — In what will go down in literary history as a Texas Book Festival classic, Literary Death Match held court at the Paramount Theatre with an uber-all-star lineup, and before a packed house of 470, Martha Hall Foose outscored Charles Yu 2,589 to 2,504 in a Books by Numbers finale that won Foose the Literary Death Match crown. 

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Saturday
Oct162010

LDM100: Austin

October 16, 2010 — Before a brilliant and energetic audience at the Texas Book Festival, journalist Hank Stuever's three-person team outsat Team Bob Shea, in a dramatic, Texan-skewed game of Muzakal Chairs — winning Stuever the LDM crown.

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Friday
Apr232010

Austin, Ep. 2

April 22, 2010 — Literary Death Match Austin's return — at Speakeasy, the 11th stop on Opium100's Monster Fundraising Tour — was a Texas-sized success that ended with Tyler Stoddard Smith narrowly besting Spike Gillespie 5-3 in a wild game of Wildly High Five the Co-Host Then Guess the Musical Artist. Smith, basking in new literary immortality, was crowned by Austin, Ep. 1 champ (and emergency judge) Amelia Gray.

 

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Thursday
Apr082010

Denver, Ep. 3

April 8 — To celebrate the 4th stop on Opium100's Fundraising Tour, the Literary Death Match returned to the Mile High City with an epic-sized six-reader AWP affair that ended when New England Review rep Matthew Olzmann outdueled Naugatuck Review's M in a wild finale of Literary Resurrection. Olzmann won by a narrow 3-2 margin, resurrecting Willem Defoe Jesus before M could raise Mel Gibson Jesus.

 

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Friday
Jan152010

Dallas, Ep. 1

January 15, 2010—The Literary Death Match’s love affair with Texas began with Austin, Ep. 1 (in a church, on Halloween), and continued in a big way with the series debut at the Dallas Museum of Art. Following four brilliant readings, and sharp-witted judging that set hair aflame, the night ended with Dallas' own Will Clarke capturing the LDM title over Houston's Katherine Center by hitting literary wide receivers Sandra Cisneros, Rick Bass and Larry McMurtry in consecutive fashion before launching the final touchdown pass into Miles Austin's chest to win the Tony Romo v. Troy Aikman Fling-the-Foamskin finale.  

 

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