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May 16 (at Nomad World Pub)

Oh, how we've missed you, Minneapolis! Finally, Literary Death Match returns to Nomad World Pub to celebrate the launch of our founder Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel (Collision Theory), for a night rife with levity, wildness, smarts and so much else that we're going to be vague about it! 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:
Steph Opitz, Founding Director of Loft Literary’s Wordplay festival (coming May, 2019), Book of the Month judge
Brandi Brown, writer, comedian, finalist in Acme Comedy Co.'s "Funniest Person In The Twin Cities" contest
Intangibles: Maggie Ryan Sandford, writer, science whiz and author of the forthcoming Bodies of Evidence: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts
Super-Intangibles: Jana Shortal, reporter and co-anchor of Breaking the News on KARE 11

Round 1:
* Patrick Nathan
, author of the debut novel Some Hell, published in February 2018 from Graywolf Press
* Su Hwang, poet awarded the 2018 Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and the 2016-17 Loft Literary Center’s Minnesota Emerging Writers Grant

Round 2:
* Khary Jackson, poet, teaching artist, playwright, actor, dancer and sometime musician
* Jeanne Lutz, writer, NEA Grant recipient, LDM 250-Word Bookmark Contest finalist featured in The Missouri Review, Conduit and more

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Sarah Moeding.

Where: Nomad World Pub, 501 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis (map)
When: 7:30pm sharp; Doors at 6:30pm
Cost: $8 preorder; $12 at the door