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“Literary Death Match” Holiday Show | Mission Dist.

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Friday, December 11, 2009 - 7:15 pm | Cost: FREE

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Literary Death Match wants to thank you for supporting this amazing year of Death Matches – think of it as an oral wrestling match with authors going head-to-head in a top-chef-like battle.

Our gift to you, the free December event will feature some of our favorite participants of 2009 sharing their best (or worst) holiday stories. Past LDM runners-up Derek Powazek and Lynka Adams will read along with the beautiful and brilliant past judges Beth Spotswood and Elissa Bassist. Among judges, the one and only Chicken John on Intangibles.

Friday, Dec. 11, doors 6:30, show 7:15
The Elbo Room, 647 Valencia

About Literary Death Match: Opium’s Literary Death Match, marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without any meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare.

Each episode of this competitive, humor-centric reading series features a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors who perform their most electric writing (in eight minutes or less) before a lively audience and a panel of three  judges.

After each pair of readings, the judges—focused on literary merit, performance and intangibles—take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals.

The two finalists then compete in the Literary Death Match finale, which trades in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurd and comical climax to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE
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