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 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
For the first time ever, Literary Death Match is teaming with the masterminds at the Brooklyn Book Festival, as we return to our Brooklyn home at The Bell House for a brilliant night of literature, witticisms, sanity amidst a seemingly-endless political storm and a little absurdity thrown in. Click to preorder now or see the full lineup!

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.

Literary Merit: Tess Morris
, British screenwriter of Man Up (Simon Pegg & Lake Bell) and one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits of 2015
Performance: John Leguizamo
, Emmy and Drama Desk Award-winning actor (Romeo+Juliet, Ride Along, Chef), and author of Ghetto Klown
Intangibles: Christine Nangle
WGA Award-winning TV writer; head writer of The President Show (and former writer for SNL and Inside Amy Schumer)
Super-Intangibles: Jordan Carloscomedian, writer and actor featured on Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore & The Colbert Report)

Round 1: 
Sam Sax
author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series Selected; NEA and Lambda Literary fellow

Round 2: 
Mitchell S. Jackson, TED Foundation Fellowship & Whiting Award-winning author of The Residue Years Oversoul
Melissa Febos
, award-winning author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me

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, 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 and @djolder on twitter.
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215