• Union Hall (map)
  • 702 Union Street
  • Brooklyn, NY

Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less and are 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/attention. 


  • Literary Merit: Elissa Bassist, writer and editor of Funny Women at The Rumpus
  • Performance: TBD!
  • Intangibles: Baratunde Thurston, author of How to Be Black and founder of Cultivated Wit


  • Tayari Jones, author of Silver Sparrow and professor at Rutgers MFA program 
  • Alina Simone, musician and author of You Must Go and Win
  • Alexander Chee, author of Edinburgh: A Novel, winner of Asian American Writers Workshop Literature Award
  • Dan Wilbur, comedian and author of How Not to Read: Harnessing the Power of a Literature-Free Life

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Kirsten Sims.

Cost: $12 (click here to buy tickets)

This event is 21+.