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Entries in Tom Perrotta (3)


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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Boston, Ep. 1

May 21, 2009—LDM Boston Ep. 1 at The Paradise Lounge was a mess of poor lighting, corrupted microphone, and a battle of the guitar-banging bands a doorway away. And yet. Amongst the whirl of near-disaster, it proved that prettily written prose, when properly performed, is rife with absolute might, and we count the Beantown debut, ultimately, as a success. The wild night finished with Stuff Boston's Jeannie Greeley out-Lit-Tea-Partying co-finalist Steve Almond en route to Massachusetts' first-ever LDM crown.

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SF Ep. 12

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.

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