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July 12 (at The Bell House)

To defeat the scald of Brooklyn summer, Literary Death Match returns to the ever-cool of The Bell House for a night of literature, witticisms, wisecracks, anti-fascism and some general oddballetry to tie it all together in a marvelous can't-miss package. Click for the full lineup or preorder now!

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: Loryn Brantz, award-winning children’s book author of Feminist Baby and Harvey the Child Mime, two-time Emmy Award-winning illustrator, regular Buzzfeed contributor
Performance: Damien Lemon, comedian/actor featured in Night Train with Wyatt Cenac and Broad City
Intangibles: Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Crashing; Master of None); writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers)

Round 1: 
* Rakesh Satyal, Lambda Award-winning author of Blue Boy and the all-new No One Can Pronounce My Name

Round 2: 
* Jamie Brickhouse
, three-time MOTH Slam Champ, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze Sex and My Mother
* Lauren Duca, Shorty Award-winning journalist, columnist for Teen Vogue (including Donald Trump is Gaslighting America)

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St, Brooklyn (map)
8pm start; 7pm doors
Cost: $12 preorder; $15 at the door