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Literary Death Match

Tue, September 16th, 2014
7:30 pm

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Literary Death Match

Co-sponsored by the Department of English, Program in Comparative Literature, and The Book Unbound.

In our can’t-wait return to western Massachussetts, Literary Death Match is teaming with the masterminds at Williams College to put on a literary extravaganza at the ’62 Center of Theatre and Dance with excitements abound. Be there, be there, be there!

What is Literary Death Match? 4 authors read their own work for 7 minutes or less. They’re judged by 3 all-star judges who respond (often comedically) to the work before choosing 2 finalists to compete in the LDM finale, a vaguely literary game (think Pin the Mustache on Hemingway) to decide the ultimate champion.

JUDGES:
Literary Merit: Roy Blount, Jr., humorist, poet, dramatist & author of 23 books (like Alphabetter Juice)
Performance: Muffy Plotner, drag queen and master-performer
Intangibles: Jim Shepard, award-winning author of six novels (Project X), and four story collections

READERS:
Jeff Parker
, author of the novel Ovenman and the story collection The Taste of Penny
Kelly Link, author of the short story collections Magic for Beginners and Pretty Monsters
Elizabeth K. Gordon, (aka elizag) — performance poet and author of Love Cohoes
…and one more TBA!  

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

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