I’m stoked for this!
I’m judging Literary Death Match with Geekadelphia's Eric Smith and Anna N. Dhody, the curator of the Mütter Museum. It’s all going down on Tuesday, October 8th at Underground Arts. Here’s my giant face on the flyer:
Not sure what a literary death match is? Here’s the description from the event page on Facebook. Hopefully that will give you some idea at how mind-bendingly awesome this will be:
Philadelphia, we’ve been away too long. And for our grand return, we’re celebrating Painted Bride Quarterly’s 40th birthday. We’ve building-blocked a loveable lineup of lit and bemusement-minded stallions and stallionesses and heading to the perfect-for-us Underground Arts. Preorder now and commit your Oct. 8th to awesome!
The night will feature four writers reading their own wonderful tales for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection and make your heart pound.
Literary Merit: Eric Smith, Geekadelphia founder, Quirk Books social media guru & author of The Geek’s Guide to Dating
Performance: Anna N. Dhody, curator of the Mütter Museum
Intangibles: Anna Goldfarb, blogger, screenwriter and author of Clearly, I Didn’t Think This Through
Paul Lisicky, Lambda Award-nominated memoirist and novelist (The Burning House; Unbuilt Projects)
Ru Freeman, author of On Sal Mal Lane and the award-nominated Disobedient Girl
Lee Klein, fiction writer and Eyeshot editor
* one more to be announced!
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Kathleen Volk Miller.
Yes, my category to judge is “Intangibles” which I would like to think is the “X” factor so I’m basically the Simon Cowell here.
Tix are $7 and you can snap ‘em up here and Facebook info is here. See ya there!