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Literary Death Match Reprise

I'm super excited to be participating in LDM, one of the funnest, irreverentest, globalic, mostest celebrity-studded literary events ever - this time as a contestant instead of a judge! And in a private club instead of a bar filled with the literary-lovin' hoi polloi! I'm up against some fierce competition, including the judges, so wish me well!


Nancy Davis Kho, host of Midlife Mixtape podcast, and essayist whose work appeared in Oh, Sandy: An Anthology of Humor for a Serious Purpose

Faith Adiele, PEN Open Book award-winning author of Having Faith and The Nigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems

Baruch Porras Hernandez, the voice of Shipwreck Erotic Fan Fiction Competition and podcast, founder of ¿Donde Esta Mi Gente? and regular KQED literary Host

Esmé Weijun Wang, an award-winning mental health advocate and speaker, journalist, essayist and author of the debut novel The Border of Paradise

JUDGES - Joshua Walters, comedian, poet, educator and performer; his TED Talks (On Being Crazy Enough) has amassed 1.6 million views

Michelle Richmond, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of five novels and two award-winning story collections, including the 2017 psychological thriller The Marriage Pact

GB Tran, cartoonist, graphic novelist and author of the award-winning Vietnamerica

Literary Death Match, now in over 60 cities worldwide, was called "the most entertaining reading series ever" by the LA Times. The live show 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.

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