t’s back! Literary Death Match and Adrian Zuniga return to Salt Lake City on Saturday, September 16th! LDM marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without the meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare. Judges will include KRCL’s Lara Jones and SLUG Magazine’s Alex Ortega and Dallas Graham, founder of the Red Fred Project. Contestants will include Franny Choi, Danielle Susi, Josh Hanagarne, and five-time Literary Death Match champion and recent Utah transplant Abraham Smith.
Tickets are $10.00 in advance, $12.00 at the door.
Doors at 7:00 PM, show at 8:00 PM.
In an era where books are desperate to evolve, Literary Death Match — a groundbreaking take on both the written and spoken word — is a crowd-luring, bright-minded spectacle. Part literary reading, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s brilliant writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat readoff critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the night’s ultimate champion.
How It Works: Literary Death Match features a mix of four established and emerging writers who perform their most electric work before a live audience and a panel of three all-star judges. After a pair of readings, the judges take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary, focusing on Literary Merit, Performance and Intangibles.The judges select one writer from each round to advance to the finals, where we trade in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurdly comical climax — like Pin the Mustache on Hemingway, or a literary spelling bee featuring complicated author names — to decide who takes home the Literary Death Match crown. For more info on LDM, visit: http://www.literarydeathmatch.com/about