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April 4th (at The Battery)

In the feat never before risked in LDM history, we're going back-to-back — two LDM's in two nights in one city! — starting with a humdinger at The Battery that will set your literary senses and funny bone aflame. If you're not a member, sign up or glom onto one, because this is a showcase of literary and comedic brilliance you won't want to miss!

What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

Literary Merit: Michelle Richmond, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections, including the 2017 psychological thriller The Marriage Pact
Performance: GB Tran, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author of the award-winning Vietnamerica: A Family's Journey
ntangibles: Joshua Walters, comedian, poet, educator and performer; his TED Talks (On Being Crazy Enough) has amassed 1.6 million views

Round 1:

* Baruch Porras-Hernandez, the voice of Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition and podcast, founder of ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? and regular KQED literary Host
* Esmé Weijun Wang, an award-winning mental health advocate and speaker, journalist, essayist and author of the debut novel The Border of Paradise

Round 2:

* Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast, and essayist whose work appeared in Oh, Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose
* Faith Adiele, PEN Open Book award-winning author of Having Faith and The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.

Where:  The Battery, 717 Battery St., SF (map)
When: 7:30pm sharp (until 9pm); Doors at 7pm
Tickets Available for Members Only (Click to Reserve)