TONIGHT!! Literary DEATH MATCH Oakland!!

October 6th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink


I will be reading TONIGHT in the Literary Death Match, Oakland edition, as the long-running series hits the Bay Area. The Death Match is one of many fun after hours events sweeping into town along with the 2016 American Literary Translators Association conference, which begins today. It’s a good night to die, I guess.

You may be asking yourself:

What is Literary Death Match? Well, it will feature four translators who read their work for seven minutes or less. They’re then judged by three all-star judges, who select two finalists to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely literary game to decide the ultimate winner.

Here’s the link to the Facebook event. Add them on Twitter: @litdeathmatch. (And they’re on Instagram now!) For more info, watch LDM Book Report — their new weekly web show!

Tonight’s readers will include:

Round 1:
* Bae Suah
, multi-award winning South Korean author of A Greater Music and Nowhere to Be Found (with Deborah Smith)
Katherine Silver, translator and co-director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre
Round 2:
* Edward Gauvin
, writer, award-winning translator and two-time Eisner Award nominee
* Becka McKay, translator, poet and author of A Meteorologist in the Promised Land

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Brittany Penzer & Chad Post.

Literary Merit: 
Andrew Lam, PEN Open Book Award-winning author of Perfume Dreams and Birds of Paradise Lost
Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, comedian, winner of Liz Carpenter Political Humor Award (recent winners: Samantha Bee & Wanda Sykes)
Intangibles: Lydia Popovich, comedian, named SF Weekly’s #1 Artist to Watch in 2016 

Where: Ultra Shadow Lounge, 341 13th St, Oakland (map) 
When: show at 7:30pm sharp, doors at 6:30pm (afterdrinks after!)
Cost: $5 (click to preorder now!)



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