• Literary Death Match

    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.

    Literary Death Match
    Literary Death Match

    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

    Round 1: 
    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
    Round 2:
    * Michael Cunningham, Pen/Faulkner Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The HoursA 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

    Heben Nigatu
    (Another Round)
    Akilah Hughes
    Akilah Hughes is a writer, stand-up comedian and YouTuber residing in Brooklyn. Her work has been viewed millions of times on Refinery29, Huffpo, HelloGiggles, Elite Daily, Femsplain, MTV, Yahoo! and on her personal YouTube channel, It's Akilah, Obviously! She's currently a digital correspondent for Fusion's Pop and Culture team and a 2015 Sundance fellow. In the fall of 2016, Razorbill, an imprint of Penguin Random House, is publishing a collection of her personal essays.
    Venue Information:
    The Bell House
    149 7th Street
    Brooklyn, New York, 11215