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SF, Ep. 68

October 10, 2019 — In advance of our 500th show at Litquake, Literary Death Match returned to the glory of The Battery for a night of wit, wisdom, tomfoolery and shenanigans that lit up the night in style, as Elwin Cotman outdueled Holly Lynn Payne in a down-to-the-wire Cabinet of Non-Wonders finale to win the LDM SF, Ep. 68 crowd, and literary immortality to go with it. 

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: Ethan Nosowsky, Editorial Director at Graywolf Press

Performance: Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast and author of The Thank-You Project

Intangibles: Baruch Porras Hernandez, the voice of Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition and podcast

Round 1: 
* Joe Wadlington, host of Character Count, lead of Twitter Open
Elwin Cotman, author of Hard Times Blues and The Jack Daniels Sessions EP

Round 2: 
* Irving Ruan, comedian, New Yorker contributor 
Holly Lynn Payne, author of DAMASCENA and Kingdom of Simplicity

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (author of Collision Theory); produced by Matthew DeCoster

Where: The Battery, 717 Battery St, SF