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October 7 (at Elbo Room)

For our glorious return to SF, Literary Death Match is back at Elbo Room for a sensational night of words, comedy and wonderment presented by Litquake, featuring a septet of extraordinary women. Don't you dare miss it — it'll be beyond amazing! Click to preorder now or see the full 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: Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Last Hundred Years Trilogy: Some Luck, Early Warning and Golden Age
Performance: Beth Spotswood, writer for The San Francisco Chronicle and SFGate
Intangibles: Irene Tu, named one of “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” (SFist) and one KQED's 20 “Women to Watch”

Round 1:
Luna Malbroux, comedian, playwright (How to Be a White Man), host & producer of Live Sex, and one of KQED's Women to Watch
* JiaJing Liu, writer, poet, translator whose worked has appeared in The Awl, As/Us, and LEAP

Round 2:
* Maggie Tokuda-Hall
, author of Also An Octopus, and co-host of the podcast Let's Not Panic
* Molly Giles
, Flannery O'Connor, O. Henry Award and Pushcart Prize-winning author of Rough Translations, Creek Walk and All The Wrong Places

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster.

Where: Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St, SF (map)
When: Show at 7:15 sharp; doors at 6:30pm; afterdrinks at 9pm
$15 preorder; $20 at the door