In the feat never before risked in LDM history, we're going back-to-back — two LDM's in two nights in one city! — starting with a humdinger at The Battery that will set your literary senses and funny bone aflame. If you're not a member, sign up or glom onto one, because this is a showcase of literary
and comedic brilliance you won't want to miss!
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: Michelle Richmond, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections, including the 2017 psychological thriller The Marriage Pact
Intangibles: Joshua Walters, comedian, poet, educator and performer; his TED Talks (On Being Crazy Enough) has amassed 1.6 million views
* Baruch Porras-Hernandez, the voice of Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition and podcast, founder of ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? and regular KQED literary Host
* Arisa White, author of You're the Most Beautiful Thing That Happened, Lambda Literary Award Finalist, Julie Suk Award Longlist Finalist and winner of the inaugural Per Diem Poetry Prize
* Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast, and essayist whose work appeared in Oh, Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose
* Faith Adiele, PEN Open Book award-winning author of Having Faith and The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
Where: The Battery, 717 Battery St., SF (map)
When: 7:30pm sharp (until 9pm); Doors at 7pm
Cost: Tickets Available for Members Only