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Wednesday
Jul262017

London, Ep. 62

July 26, 2017 — To present a mid-summer night's lit and comedic dream, we dipped underground into the Miranda Bar at Shoreditch's Ace Hotel for a sterling night that saw Roger Robinson topple Clair Whitefield in a down-to-the-wire Literary Spelling Bee III battle that won Robinson the LDM London, Ep. 63 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night: 

JUDGES: 
Literary Merit: Patrick Ness, Carnegie Medal & Guardian Children's Fiction Prize-winning author of A Monster Calls and the Chaos Walking trilogy
Performance: Charlotte Gittins, actor and improviser for Austentatious & Folie à Deux (see her show Mirror Image at EdFringe in August)
Intangibles: Evelyn Mok, award-winning Swedish comedian/actor, one of BBC's New Talent Hotlist, 2017 (see her show Hymen Manoeuvre at EdFringe in August)

READERS:
Round 1:  
* Clair Whitefield
, writer, poet, storyteller and creator of the touring one-woman show Chopping Chilies
* Laurie Penny
, award-winning journalist, contributing editor to The New Statesman, and author of six books including Unspeakable Things and the upcoming Bitch Doctrine

Round 2: 
* Roger Robinson
, writer, dub poet and musician behind the albums Dog Heart City & Dis Side Ah Town
* Nick Makoha
, African Poetry Prize & Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize-winning poet of Kingdom of Gravity and Resurrection Man

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga