Literary Death Match
Friday, October 17, 2014 • 9-11pm
Theatre Junction Grand – Flanagan Theatre
$22 seniors, students and friends of CJSW
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.
Call Wordfest to purchase passes: 403 237 9068
Photo Credit cr. Monique de St. Croix