When: 7:15pm sharp, until 9pm (Doors at 645pm)
Cost: $16 preorder (ticket fees included); $20 at the door
For our 500th show ever (!), Literary Death Match returns to San Francisco for a magical night at Litquake, as old is new again for our debut at Valencia Room (it’s the Elbo Room, reimagined!), and we’ve got a wowing lineup that will wow, ensorcel, amuse with a finale that will surely befuddle. Preorder now, and let’s sell-out this magical celebration! Click here to see the full lineup!
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: Grant Faulkner, Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story
Performance: Micheal Foulk, writer, comedian, and co-creator of the national LGBTQ+ oral history and storytelling organization Greetings, from Queer Mountain
Intangibles: Maisha Z. Johnson, award-winning writer, author of the poetry collection, No Parachutes to Carry Me Homeand Through Your Own Words: 51 Writing Prompts for Healing and Self-Care
* Miah Jeffra, award-winning writer, artist, curator and author of The First Church of What’s Happening
* Nazelah Jamison, poet, actress, vocalist and author of Evolutionary Heart
* Lauren Markham, Silver Winner of the California Book Award and Ridenhour Book Prize-winning author of The Far Away Brothers
* Ingrid Rojas Contreras, author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree, the Silver Medal Winner in First Fiction at the California Book Awards
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (author of Collision Theory); produced by Matthew DeCoster