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Tuesday, October 15 • 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Literary Death Match

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To celebrate its 500th show, Literary Death Match returns to Litquake featuring a cast of brilliant characters that will all win major literary prizes within seven years. Readers include authors Lauren Markham (The Far Away Brothers), Ingrid Rojas Contreras (Fruit of the Drunken Tree), Miah Jeffra (The First Book of What's Happening) and poet Nazelah Jamison. Judged by NaNoRiMo director Grant Faulkner and award-winning writer Maisha Z. Johnson, with more guest starts to be announced. Hosted by author and LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $15 adv / $20 door

Authors and Participants
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Micheal Foulk

Micheal Foulk is a non-binary queer comedian, writer, actor, and organizer thriving in Oakland, California. They have produced over 200 live shows featuring Sketch, Storytelling, and Stand Up across the country. Micheal has been featured on SF Sketchfest, Crom Comedy Festival, Moontower... Read More →
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is author of the novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, a silver medal winner in First Fiction at the California Book Awards and a New York Times editor's choice. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New... Read More →
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Grant Faulkner

Grant Faulkner is the Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the co-founder of 100 Word Story. He's published two books on writing: Brave the Page and Pep Talks for Writers: 52 Insights and Actions to Boost Your Creative Mojo. He's also published Fissures... Read More →
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Miah Jeffra

founding editor, Foglifter Press
Miah Jeffra is author of The First Church of What's Happening (Nomadic 2017), The Fabulous Ekphrastic Fantastic! (forthcoming, Sibling Rivalry 2020) and The Violence Almanac (forthcoming, Black Lawrence 2021). Awards include the New Millennium Prize for fiction, the Sidney Lanier... Read More →
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Maisha Johnson

Maisha Z. Johnson is an award-winning writer, editor, and digital strategist who writes and works where the arts meet social change and digital media. Her work has been featured on and cited by the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, BBC, Teen Vogue, Salon, Bustle, The... Read More →
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Lauren Markham

Lauren Markham is a writer and reporter based in Northern California. A fiction writer, essayist and journalist, her work most often concerns issues related to youth, migration, the environment and her home state of California.  Markham is the author of The Far Away Brothers: Two... Read More →
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Nazelah Jamison

Nazelah Jamison is a performance poet, actor, vocalist, and emcee. She is an East Coast transplant, former organizer of the Oakland Poetry Slam, and sometimes reluctant superhero. Her first book of poetry, Evolutionary Heart, was released in Fall of 2016 on Nomadic Press. Nazelah... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 7:15pm - 9:00pm PDT
The Valencia Room
  • Age Limit 21+