On Friday April 1, Chris Abani, author of The Face: Cartography of the Void, will join Susan Orlean, Danez Smith, and Lena Waithe in Literary Death Match's ten-year-anniversary event in Los Angeles.
In what will stand as the greatest night in Literary Death Match's storied ten-year history, we're aiming to blow the doors off with our AWP Super-Spectacular at The Theatre at Ace Hotel on none other than April Fool's Day. Co-presented by the Otherppl podcast and Painted Bride Quarterly, this gorgeous theatre, and this brilliant night, deserves a sell-out. Preorder now!
What is Literary Death Match? Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.
* Amber Tamblyn, actress (127 Hours; Inside Amy Schumer); author of Dark Sparkler
* Danez Smith, award-winning poet, author of [insert] boy, featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
* Susan Orlean, New Yorker staff writer and author of The Orchid Thief, Rin Tin Tin, and Saturday Night
* Chris Abani, award-winning poet and novelist (The Secret History of Las Vegas), TED Talks vet, recipient of PEN USA Freedom-to-Write Award and the California Book Award and PEN Hemingway Book Prize
INTERVIEW: A seven-minute interlude by Otherppl's Brad Listi with So Sad Today's Melissa Broder
MUSICAL GUEST Lucinda Belle, harpist & Oscar long-listed singer from the forthcoming Think Big : Like Me
VIDEO: the first-ever screening of our new web show LDM Book Report
When: Friday, April 1, 2016 at 8:00pm; doors at 7pm; attendees-only afterparty at the rooftop bar
Where: Theatre at Ace Hotel, 929 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cost: $20 and $30. Reserve tickets here.