Literary Death Match

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 pm

$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.

Literary Death Match
Literary Death Match

To defeat the scald of Brooklyn summer, Literary Death Match returns to the ever-cool of The Bell House for a night of literature, witticisms, wisecracks, anti-fascism and some general oddballetry to tie it all together in a marvelous can't-miss package. Click for the full lineup or preorder now!


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.


JUDGES:
Literary Merit: TBA
Performance: TBA 
Intangibles: Aparna Nancherla, comedian (Just Putting It Out There), actor (Crashing; Master of None); writer (most recently: Late Night with Seth Meyers)


READERS:
Round 1: 

Rakesh Satyal, Lambda Award-winning author of Blue Boy and the all-new No One Can Pronounce My Name
Danielle Henderson
, TV Writer (ManiacDivorceDifficult People); creator of Feminist Ryan Gosling


Round 2: 
Jamie Brickhouse
, three-time MOTH Slam Champ, author of Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze Sex and My Mother
Lauren Duca, Shorty Award-winning journalist, columnist for Teen Vogue (including Donald Trump is Gaslighting America)


Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Michelle Buteau
Michelle Buteau
Comedian/host/actor Michelle Buteau has been bringing her skills to the stage and screen for years. You can catch her weekday mornings co-hosting VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live with Nick Lachey. Her television stand-up appearances include the The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Lopez Tonight, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing. In addition to her role as Private Robinson on FOX's critically acclaimed series Enlisted, Michelle is also known as 'The Crazy Girlfriend' on Comedy Central's Key & Peele and Adult Swim's The Eric Andre Show.
Daniel José Older
Daniel José Older is the author of the upcoming Young Adult novel Shadowshaper (Arthur A. Levine Books, 2015) and the Bone Street Rumba urban fantasy series, which begins in January 2015 with Half-Resurrection Blues from Penguin's Roc imprint. Publishers Weekly hailed him as a "rising star of the genre" after the publication of his debut ghost noir collection, Salsa Nocturna. He co-edited the anthology Long Hidden: Speculative Fiction from the Margins of History and guest edited the music issue of Crossed Genres. His short stories and essays have appeared in Tor.com, Salon, BuzzFeed, the New Haven Review, PANK, Apex and Strange Horizons and the anthologies Subversion and Mothership: Tales Of Afrofuturism And Beyond.

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.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/