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Literary Death Match


July 14, 2020 • 7:00 pm PDT

“The most entertaining reading series ever” (Los Angeles Times), Literary Death Match makes its online-only debut with four world-class authors reading their most electric writing for five minutes or less before a panel of all-star judges. After each reading, the judges take turns spouting hilarious commentary about each story, and then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete for the Literary Death Match crown.

Hosted by author Adrian Todd Zuniga (Collision Theory) with readings by authors Roxane Gay (Hunger; Bad Feminist; Marvel’s World of Wakanda), Rebecca Traister (Good And Mad; All the Single Ladies), Kimberly Jones (I’m Not Dying with You Tonight), and Andre Perry (Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now). Judges include stand-up comedian, writer, and actor Aparna Nancherla (Bojack Horseman; Space Force); award-winning actor Gabby Sidibe (Precious; Empire; and American Horror Story); and podcast host, Crooked Media co-founder, and former presidential speechwriter Jon Lovett (Lovett or Leave It; Pod Save America).