Doors at 6:30pm; show at 7:15pm; afterdrinks at 9pm
A year in the make, Literary Death Match finally returns to its spiritual home for its 50th San Francisco episode. Almighty! We're teaming with Litquake for a night of explosive wonderment, booze-aided cheer, and stars galore at Elbo Room. Preorder quick — we're gunning for a sell out!
The night will feature four writers reading their own wonderful tales for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection and make your heart pound.
Literary Merit: Andrew Sean Greer, award-winning author of The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
Performance: Beth Lisick, author of Yokohama Threeway and Other Small Shames and Helping Me Help Myself
Intangibles: Brian Boitano, author, and 1988 Olympic figure skating Gold medalist
* Jane Smiley, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Thousand Acres and Private Life
* Seth Harwood, author of Jack Wakes Up and In Broad Daylight
* Sonya Renee Taylor, performance poet, activist and founder of The Body Is Not an Apology
* Sam Barry, author of How to Play the Harmonica: and Other Life Lessons, musician & member of the Rock Bottom Remainders
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
This event is 21+.
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