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Wednesday, Oct 3 2012
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Literary Death Match -- the adjudicated reading series that hugs the obscure middle ground between Sartre’s The Roads to Freedom trilogy and America’s Got Talent. Created by Adrian Todd Zuniga, Literary Death Match has long been a part of Litquake’s annual festivities, in addition to being a celebrated podcast in its own right and, soon, a TV series. The format consists of four writers (ranging from established to emerging) performing their liveliest work in under seven minutes before a panel of judges who respond with witty, and occasionally barbed, commentary. Readers at tonight's event include Simon Rich (Saturday Night Live, The New Yorker, the novel What in God’s Name), Amelia Gray (Threats, Museum of the Weird), Rakesh Satyal (Blue Boy), and multidisciplinary artist Tim “Toaster” Henderson. Judging them will be Adam Mansbach (author of the adults-only children’s book Go the Fuck to Sleep), poet D.A. Powell, and comedian Caitlin Gill (from The Business, which we named Best Night of Cheap Comedy earlier this year). The first 250 people receive a complimentary copy of Simon Rich’s new book, What in God’s Name.
Thu., Oct. 11, 8:15 p.m., 2012

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