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April 5th (at The CJM)

Literary Death Match is going back-to-back — two LDM's in two nights in one city! — and for the second night in a row in SF we've put together a can't-miss gem for our epic return to The Contemporary Jewish Museum 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:
Rachel Levin, SF restaurant critic for Eater and a freelancer journalist who has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Outside, and elsewhere. Her first book is out this month: LOOK BIG: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds
Performance: Natasha Muse
, comedian and regular at SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club, she was named a SF Weekly “Comedian to Watch” (2014) and an “Artist to Watch” (2016)
Intangibles: Irene Tu, comedian, actor, and writer; named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED in 2017

Round 1:



* Sara Faith Alterman, writer, editor, Mortified producer and author of the novels My Fifteen Minutes and Tears of a Class Clown
* Katie M. Flynn,  2018 SF Writers’ Grotto fellow, Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction winner and fiction editor at Split Lip Magazine


Round 2:
Kim Addonizio, award-winning author of 13 books, a NEA and Guggenheim fellow, winner of two Pushcart Prizes, and a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me
Matthew Siegel, author of the poetry collection, Blood Work, and winner of the Felix Pollax Prize in Poetry from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.

Where:  The CJM, SF (map)
When: 6:30pm sharp (until 8pm); Doors at 6pm