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Sep122017

Brooklyn, Ep. 11

September 12, 2017 — For the first time (and not the last!), Literary Death Match teamed with the masterminds at Brooklyn Book Festival, in a blazing return to The Bell House — a brilliant night that saw Sam Sax narrowly topple Melissa Febos in a wily Literary Visual Riddles finale by a closer-than-it-looks score of 1010-11, winning Sax the LDM Brooklyn, Ep. 11 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

THIS WAS AN OFFICIAL 2017 BROOKLYN BOOK FESTIVAL EVENT

Here's the full lineup from the night:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit:
Tess Morris, British screenwriter of Man Up (Simon Pegg & Lake Bell) and one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits of 2015
Performance:
John Leguizamo, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-winning actor (Romeo+Juliet, Ride Along, Chef), and author of Ghetto Klown
Intangibles:
Christine Nangle,
WGA Award-winning TV writer; head writer of The President Show (and former writer for SNL and Inside Amy Schumer)
Super-Intangibles: Jordan Carlos, comedian, writer and actor featured on Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore & The Colbert Report)

READERS:
Round 1:
* Sam Sax,
author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series Selected; NEA and Lambda Literary fellow
* Dianca London Potts
, writer for the Lenny Letter; online editor for Well-Read Black Girl, author of Planning for the Apocolypse in 2018 from 37INKBOOKS

Round 2:
*
Mitchell S. Jackson, TED Foundation Fellowship & Whiting Award-winning author of The Residue Years & Oversoul
* Melissa Febos
, award-winning author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga