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October 12 (at Harris Theatre)

After our sterling Virginia debut just a year ago, Literary Death Match returns to the Fairfax for the brilliant Fall for the Book Festival, with a lineup that'll wow, fascinate, surprise and a finale that will fill you with wonder. Click here to see the lineup!

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: Tayla Burney, journalist on NPR's programming team, moderator, and consultant

Performance: Rayceen Pendarvis, entertainer, community advocate and host of The Ask Rayceen Show

Intangibles: TBA

Round 1: 
* Christina Dalcher, author of Vox and winner of the Bath Flash Award
* Rion Amilcar Scott, PEN/Bingham Prize-winning author of Insurrections and The World Doesn’t Require You

Round 2: 
* Randon Billings Noble, essayist and author of Be With Me Always
* Amaud Jamaul Johnson, poet and Dorset Prize-winning author of Red Summer and Darktown Follies

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (author of Collision Theory).  

Where: Harris Theatre, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA (map)
When: 8pm sharp, until 915pm (Doors at 730pm)
Cost: Free!