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Thursday
Apr052018

SF, Ep. 66

April 5, 2018 — Literary Death Match went back-to-back — two shows in two nights — and the second, at The Contemporary Jewish Museum, was excellence abound, as Sara Faith Alterman took down Matthew Siegel in a down-to-the-wire battle of Arithme-Lit to win Alterman the LDM SF, Ep. 66 crown, and literary immortality to go with it. 

Here's the full lineup:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit:
Rachel Levin, SF restaurant critic for Eater and a freelancer journalist who has written for the New Yorker, the New York Times, Outside, and elsewhere. Her first book is out this month: LOOK BIG: And Other Tips for Surviving Animal Encounters of All Kinds
Performance: Natasha Muse
, comedian and regular at SF Punchline and Cobb’s Comedy Club, she was named a SF Weekly “Comedian to Watch” (2014) and an “Artist to Watch” (2016)
Intangibles: Irene Tu, comedian, actor, and writer; named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED in 2017

READERS:
Round 1:

* Sara Faith Alterman, writer, editor, Mortified producer and author of the forthcoming The Beginner's Guide to Sex and Death
* Katie M. Flynn,  2018 SF Writers’ Grotto fellow, Colorado Review’s Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction winner and fiction editor at Split Lip Magazine

Round 2:
*
Kim Addonizio, award-winning author of 13 books, a NEA and Guggenheim fellow, winner of two Pushcart Prizes, and a National Book Award Finalist for her collection Tell Me
Matthew Siegel, author of the poetry collection, Blood Work, and winner of the Felix Pollax Prize in Poetry from University of Wisconsin-Madison

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.

Where:  The CJM, SF (map)
When: 6:30pm sharp (until 8pm); Doors at 6pm
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for everyone else