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Literary Death Match

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Friday, October 11 2013
8:00PM
 
 

Literary Death Match, now in 50 cities worldwide, was called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the LA Times. The live show — hosted by LA Times “Face to Watch” Adrian Todd Zuniga — brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readers, the judges take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary — in the categories of literary merit, performance and intangibles — then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete in a vaguely literary competition to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown.

Featuring local authors:

  • Bill Roorbach, author of Flannery O’Connor Prize and O. Henry Prize winning novel Big Bend, and 7 others 
  • Jessica Anthony, author of Chopsticks and The Convalescent
  • Mira Ptacin, contributor to Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
  • Crash Barry, author of Sex, Drugs & Blueberries

JUDGES: 

Reflecting on the past 15+ months of pandemic, SPACE wants to highlight the amazing recipients of our 2020 Maine Visual Artist Emergency Relief Grants and Maine Musician Relief Grants. Explore these lists to learn more about the wellspring of artists and creative thought leaders in our state.