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May162018

Twin Cities, Ep. 13

May 16, 2018 — On a grand night in Minneapolis, Literary Death Match returned to Nomad World Pub to celebrate the launch of Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel (Collision Theory), on a night that ended with Su Hwang toppling co-finalist Khary Jackson in a sudden-death Arithme-Lit finale to win Hwang the LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 13 crown and literary immortality to go with it.

Here's the full lineup from the night:

JUDGES:
Literary Merit:
Steph Opitz, Founding Director of Loft Literary’s Wordplay festival (coming May, 2019), Book of the Month judge
Performance:
Brandi Brown, writer, comedian, finalist in Acme Comedy Co.'s "Funniest Person In The Twin Cities" contest
Intangibles: Maggie Ryan Sandford, writer, science whiz and author of the forthcoming Consider the Platypus: Evolution through Biology's Most Baffling Beasts
Super-Intangibles: Jana Shortal , reporter and co-anchor of Breaking the News on KARE 11

READERS:
Round 1:
* Patrick Nathan
, author of the debut novel Some Hell, published in February 2018 from Graywolf Press
* Su Hwang, poet, co-founder of Poetry Asylum; her debut collection Bodega is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2019

Round 2:
* Khary Jackson, poet, teaching artist, playwright, actor, dancer and sometime musician
* Jeanne Lutz, writer, NEA Grant recipient, LDM 250-Word Bookmark Contest finalist featured in The Missouri Review, Conduit and more

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Sarah Moeding.