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Literary Death Match

Literary Death Match

Friday, October 17, 2014 • 9-11pm
Theatre Junction Grand – Flanagan Theatre
Tickets: $25
$22 seniors, students and friends of CJSW

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Featuring: Michael Crummey, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Alison Pick, and Matthew Thomas. Judging: Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Johanna Skibsrud and Mark Tewksbury.

Literary Death Match, co-created by Adrian Todd Zuniga, marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without any meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare.

Picture this, a group of writers—quiet, bookish, solitary—duking it out in a fight to the death. That’s the idea, kind of. —Arun Rath, National Public Radio

This competitive, humour-centric reading series features a thrilling mix of famous and emerging authors who perform their most electric writing in less than seven minutes before a panel of all-star judges. Check back frequently for more information on the lineup for this event.

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Photo Credit cr. Monique de St. Croix