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Saturday
Jul152017

SF, Ep. 63

July 15, 2017 — After too many moons away, Literary Death Match teamed with Lit Camp for a wowing return to the Elbo Room, a perfect distraction from the crash-and-burn administration festering in our White House, in an event that saw Jason Bayani outduel Yalitza Ferreras in a hotly contested battle of American Psycho or American President?, winning Bayani the LDM SF, Ep. 63 crown, and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

JUDGES: 
Literary Merit: D.A. Powell , National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet of Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys
Performance: Zahra Noorbakhsh, comedian, cohost of award-winning podcast: #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, currently touring her hour-long comedy special, On Behalf of All Muslims
Intangibles: Allison Mick, Oakland-based standup comedian

READERS:
Round 1: 
* Mina Witteman, Dutch YA and children's book author of Boreas and the Thousand Islands and Boreas and the Four Winds
* Jason Bayani, National Poetry Slam finalist, author of Amulet, and a Kundiman fellow

Round 2: 
* Vanessa Hua
, Asian/Pacific American Award-winning author of Deceit and Other Possibilities (also a California Book Award finalist)
* Yalitza Ferreras, writer featured in Best American Short Stories 2016 & Steinbeck Fellow at SJSU

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