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Literary Death Match, Episode 7 (SF)
12 Mar 2008 1:45 am

Opium's Literary Death Match, Episode 7

Opium's March LDM is going to be, no question, a delight. Hosted by Talk Show Live's Kurt Bodden this month the LDM pits four local publishing houses against one another--a first that's sure to twist and titillate. If you can't make it (or even if you can), pass this invitation along--people will love you for it!

Featuring judges...
Laura Lee Mattingly, Editor at HarperOne
Larry Gallagher, Musician ("An Endless Chain of Accidents")
Helena Echlin, author of Gone

And readers...
Daphne Gottlieb (representing Soft Skull Press)
Eric B. Martin (representing MacAdam/Cage) Jon Longhi (representing Manic D Press)
Andrew Lam (representing Heyday Books)

Where: Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St (415.861.2011)
When: Wednesday, March 12, 2008; Doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $5
Contact: Sky Hornig, Skilesk@gmail.com, 952-836-7620 or Todd Zuniga, toddzuniga@gmail.com

Opium's Literary Death Match challenges the notion that a reading series has to be a mind-numbing affair hosted in a drafty room with no booze breaks. The Death Match is a competitive, humor-centric reading series that features four literary publications (both online and in print) in an edge-of-your-seat read-off. Readers do their thing for ten minutes or less, and three guest-star judges affectionately discuss their favorites based on three categories: literary merit, performance and intangibles. The two finalists then compete in a Death Match challenge to decide the ultimate winner.


All proceeds from the LDM benefit the publishing of Opium Magazine.

Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell St.
San Francisco