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October 16 (at Sugar Space)

In our annual drop-in to wondrous Salt Lake City, Literary Death Match is once again teaming with the brilliant Utah Humanities Book Festival for a literary and comedy-fueled night of words, wit and weird. Click here to see the full lineup and grab a ticket now by preordering 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: Kase Johnstunfounder of the LITerally podcast, author of Beyond the Grip of Craniosynostosis, and a recipient of the Gold Quill Award

Performance: Cassie Cox, recipient of the 2018 UEA Excellence in Teaching Awards as well as a Teacher of the Year Award from the 100% For Kids Credit Union Foundation

Intangibles: Abraham Smith, author of five poetry collections including Destruction of Man, Ashagalomancy and Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer 

Round 1: 
Angelika Brewer, spoken word poet and community organizer who works with troubled youth across Utah
* Ryan Jonespoet, Cave Canem Fellow, and winner of the Art Amok Grand Slam Finals, making him the 2018 Art Amok Slam Champion

Round 2:
Yolanda J. Franklin, poet, Cave Canem and Callaloo Fellow, and a Kingsbury writing award-winner
* Brian Laidlaw, poet, songwriter, educator and author of The Mirrormaker and the book/album The Stuntman

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (check out his debut novel Collision Theory today!)
Produced by Michael McLane

Where: Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 South 800 West, Salt Lake City (map)
When: 8:05pm sharp; Doors at 7pm (finished by 9:43pm)
Cost: $10 (click to preorder now!)