Literary Death Match
John Leguizamo, Heben Nigatu, Akilah Hughes, Porochista Khakpour, Ashley C. Ford, Michael Cunningham, Daniel Alarcón, Adrian Todd Zuniga, and more TBA!
Tue, January 24, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:05 pm
The Bell House
Brooklyn, New York
$12 adv / $15 dos
This event is 21 and over
*Please note this event will be mixed seated/standing. Arrive early for best seat selection.http://www.thebellhouseny.com/event/1396882/
To shake off the horrors of the Inauguration, Literary Death Match heads to The Bell House in Brooklyn for a a refreshing and brilliant night of literature, wise-cracking, giddiness and all kinds of otherwise. Don't miss it.
What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.
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Literary Merit: Heben Nigatu, writer: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert; co-host: Another Round podcast
Performance: John Leguizamo, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-winning actor, author of Ghetto Klown
Intangibles: Akilah Hughes, comedian, improviser writer and masterful YouTuber
* Porochista Khakpour, award-winning author of The Last Illusion and Sons and Other Flammable Objects
* Ashley C. Ford , writer, editor, public speaker, Development Exec at Matter, host of Authorized on Audible
* Michael Cunningham, Pen/Faulkner Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, A Home at the End of the World and A Wild Swan and Other Tales
* Daniel Alarcón, PEN/Hemingway and International Literature Award-winning author of Lost City Radio & War by Candlelight
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215