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Sept 16 (at Sugar Space Arts)

In one of our favorite annual traditions, Literary Death Match is once again partnering with the Utah Humanities Book Festival for another brilliant night of literary and comedic zing and a can't-miss lineup. 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: Alexander Ortega, award-winning journalist and editor of SLUG
Performance: Lara Jones, Community Content Manager at KRCL & Executive Producer and Host of KRCL's RadioActive
Intangibles: Dallas Graham, storyteller and creator of Red Fred and his Jolly Troop

Round 1:
Danielle Susi, poet, improviser and author of the chapbook The Month in Which We Are Born
* Franny Choi
, author of Floating, Brilliant, Gone and the chapbook Death by Sex Machine

Round 2:
Aaron Gates, co-editor of Peculiar: a queer literary journal (based in Provo, Utah)
* Abraham Smith
, author of four poetry collections: Ashagalomancy; Only Jesus Could Icefish in Summer; Hank; and Whim Man Mammon

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Michael McLane.

Where: Sugar Space Arts Warehouse, 132 South 800 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104 (map)
Show at 8:05pm; doors at 7pm; afterdrinks at 9:45pm
$9 advance, $10 at the door