Literary Death Match
Simon Winchester, Joanna Hausmann, Michelle Buteau, Boris Fishman, Daniel José Older, Bridget Minamore, Marcy Dermansky, Adrian Todd Zuniga, and more TBA!
Wednesday · March 8, 2017
Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:05 pmThe Bell House
$12 adv / $15 dos
Tickets Available at the Door
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/1422992/
In our noisy return to Brooklyn's Bell House, Literary Death Match continues our run of shows in Protest of the happenings at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, with a can't-miss night of literature, comedy and absurdity — all in the hopes of making the world feel marginally sane. Be there!
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: Simon Winchester, NY Times best-selling author of Professor and the Madman, journalist who covered Watergate and Bloody Sunday; awarded Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Performance: Joanna Hausmann, Venezuelan-American comedian, correspondent on Netflix's upcoming Bill Nye Saves The World; named Best Comedian in Hispanicize's 2016 Tecla awards
Intangibles: Michelle Buteau, stand-up comedian (listen to her album Shut Up!) and actress (Key & Peele; Eric Andre Show)
* Boris Fishman, multi-award-winning author of Don't Let My Baby Do Rodeo and A Replacement Life
* Daniel José Older, International Latino Book Award-winner for Shadowshaper & NY Times bestselling author of Salsa Nocturna
* Bridget Minamore, author of Titanic, one of Speaking Volumes' '40 Stars of Black British Literature'
* Marcy Dermansky, award-winning author of critically-acclaimed novels The Red Car, Bad Marie and Twins
Daniel's band Ghost Star gigs regularly around New York and he facilitates workshops on storytelling from an anti-oppressive power analysis. You can find his thoughts on writing, read dispatches from his decade-long career as an NYC paramedic and hear his music atghoststar.net/ and @djolder on twitter.
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215