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Literary Death Match
November 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
For our annual spectacular, Literary Death Match returns to Texas as part of the kick-off to Lit Crawl Austin at The North Door, and there will be literary fireworks, comedic pyrotechnics for miles, and a wizard finish — all in a single hour. And it’s free. Believe it!
What is Literary Death Match? We feature four writers who read their own work for seven minutes or less, who are then judged by three all-star judges. They select two finalists to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.
Literary Merit: Alyssa Harad, author of Coming to My Senses and the award-winning perfume blog Now Smell This
Performance: Bob Khosravi, Austin-based standup comedian
Intangibles: Zach Anner, author of If At Birth You Don’t Succeed and host of Rollin’ with Zach on OWN
* Teddy Wayne, Whiting Award-winning author of Loner, The Love Song of Jonny Valentine and Kapitoil
* Amy Gentry, journalist and author of Good as Gone
* Nicole Dennis-Benn, author of Here Comes the Sun, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice
Hosted by David Crabb, presenter for The Moth StorySlam & author of New York Times Critics’ Pick Bad Kid
Where: The North Door, 501 Brushy St, Austin (map)
When: show from 7pm sharp until 8pm, doors at 630pm (afterdrinks after!)