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Entries in Susan Orlean (6)

Saturday
Apr022016

LA, Ep. 42

April 1, 2016 — For LDM's 10-year anniversary, we blew the doors off with our AWP Super-Spectacular at The Theatre at Ace Hotel, and set the LDM attendance record (801). Presented by 89.9 KCRW and co-presented by the Otherppl podcast and Painted Bride Quarterly, the talent-packed night ended with Kirstin Valdez Quade so-narrowly outdueling Danez Smith in overtime in a Literary Charades finale to win Quade the LDM LA, Ep. 42 crown.

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Friday
Jan012016

LDM 2015: Year in Review

Last year, our Year in Review took a turn — instead of focusing on the past year, it focused on the year ahead. And while 2015 was riddled with highlights (which we’ll open with), it's way more exciting to me to talk about our future. And we’ve got big ideas, and bigger plans, and I’m going to spill some of the beans here and now.

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Wednesday
Apr082015

Twin Cities, Ep. 11

April 8, 2015 — After a year+ away, Literary Death Match returned to the Twin Cities for our annual AWP spectacular at Nomad World Pub. We teamed with Painted Bride Quarterly for an electric night of literature, comedy and genius that unfolded before a jam-packed house in which Mark Doten outlasted Claire Vaye Watkins in a back-and-forth battle of Literary Charades (led by Amber Tamblyn) that won Doten the LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 11 crown.

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Thursday
Feb202014

LA, Ep. 27

February 25, 2014 — On one of the great nights in LDM's storied history, we teamed with the Los Angeles Review of Books for an event at Largo at the Coronet that saw Kristin Newman outduel Brendan Constantine in a Pulitzer Prize Cyrillic-Off by a score of 14-13 to win her the LDM LA, Ep. 27 crown. 

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Wednesday
Dec122012

LDM TV: LA, Ep. 18

12/12/12 — On "The Greatest Night in Literary History," LDM TV: The Pilot's second show (LA, Ep. 18 at Florentine Gardens) was a miracle of calamity and wonderment, as novelist Simon Rich out-score co-finalist and best-selling author Jillian Lauren in The Hunger Game — a mix of author-name unscrambling and cupcake-tossing in which Rich won the day by an 8-7 margin winning him the LDM TV: The Pilot crown.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

LDM TV: LA, Ep. 17

12/12/12 — Here’s what a LDM TV: The Pilot (a.k.a. "The Greatest Night in Literary History") looks like: regulation boxing ring, smoke machine, an amped crowd of 450, a guy in a weird Oriental-patterned suit, and a full bar. Oh, and a dream roster of talent – judges Jonathan Lethem, Michael C. Hall, and Tig Notaro, and four crazy talented and diverse readers. Here we go! 

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