Literary Death Match!!

On October 26th I will be taking part in Literary Death Match at Clubhouse Jager in Minneapolis, MN!! Eye of the Tiger, baby…it’s going to be tough, they told me I’m going up against Dessa Darling, an accomplished hip-hop lyricist. Do I stand a chance? Who knows, but it sure looks like fun! A little bit about Literary Death Match…

The Literary Death Match features a mix of four writers who perform their most electric work (for seven minutes or less) before a huge audience, and a panel of three all-star judges who take turns spouting affectionate, off-the-wall commentary about each story (meanness is never a factor, as judges are there for non-sequiturs and comedy, not serious critique). Two writers are selected as finalists and advance to the finals where we trade in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurdly comical climax to decide the winner.

If you’re going to be in the Cities on October 26th, here are the details.

With eleven LDM100 cities already slated, we went the two-is-better-than-one route for our final addition, with LDM100: Twin Cities, a return to one of our most LDM-loved urban lit-centers.

The certainly wild night will feature a brilliant cast of judges, with haiku artiste (and LDM Twin Cities, Ep. 1 champion) Brian Beatty, journalist/brainiac Molly Priesmeyer, and do-it-all funny man Joseph Scrimshaw.

They’ll pass jocular judgment on a foursome of readers that will include Doomtree poet Dessa Darling, scribe-of-all-trades Maggie Ryan Sandford, rockstar storyteller (no, really) Curt Lund and must-read wordsmith Mark McGinty (The Cigar Maker)!

Hosted by LDM creator Todd Zuniga.

Where: Clubhouse Jager, 923 Washington Ave N, Minneapolis
When: Doors open at 7 pm, show starts at 8:15 pm (sharp)
Cost: $6 pre-order, $10 at the door, $5 for students with valid student ID. (order at


Stop by, and witness literary history!!!



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