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Literary Death Match 100, Litquake Edition

Sep.22.2010

Four years and 99 episodes in the making, we welcome you to celebrate the kickoff of a worldwide Literary Death Match tour, celebrating the 100th-ever episode. Judges will pass centurial judgment on a must-see lineup featuring home-run hitters.

David will compete against slam poet Jason Bayani, journalist Kari Kiernan, and rock critic Joel Selvin in a literary "match to the death," the winner to be judged by an esteemed panel of judges: novelist Jane Smiley, cartoonist Mark Fiore, and comedian W. Karnau Bell.

Join hosts Todd Zuniga, Elissa Bassist, Alia Volz, and M.G. Martin for a historic night, with a historical finale you’ll never forget.

$10 advance; $15 at the door Proceeds go to Litquake, the world's greatest week-long literary Lollapalooza.

(David will read the piece he wrote for the San Quentin Literary Throwdown about extreme measures in pain management.)

Doors open 6:30 pm

Advance tickets available soon at LiteraryDeathMatch.com.

David's Latest Blogs

Jan.19.2011 - 10:21 am
After Dark My Sweet
Ironically, Red Room requested a blog about books into films at the same time I was posed a similar question by Randy Dotinga of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s writing an...
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Jan.19.2011 - 10:20 am
After Dark My Sweet
Ironically, Red Room requested a blog about books into films at the same time I was posed a similar question by Randy Dotinga of the Christian Science Monitor, who’s writing an...
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Jun.22.2010 - 11:39 am
On June 11th and 18th, 2010, Bay Area authors Keith and Kent Zimmerman, in association with Litquake http://litquake.org/ , hosted the very first Literary Throwdown inside the...
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Jun.02.2010 - 10:08 am
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Or so it seemed to me in my fifteen years as a private investigator. Yes, I'm talking real-life detectives here, and specifically three of the women I worked with. The most...
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Comments from David

Apr.06.2011 - 9:51 am
In response to: Twitter: 140 Characters is Just Enough Rope
I have to admit, I find your remarks enlightening -- and distressing. I probably shirked my duty in the PR department,...
Apr.06.2011 - 7:49 am
In response to: Twitter: 140 Characters is Just Enough Rope
Laura! What a treat to wake up and see your lovely face greeting me from whatever RedRoom blather popped up in ye olde...
Mar.06.2010 - 12:20 pm
In response to: The Neighbor Who Vanished, or Didn't
I'm getting whiplash, Tom, talking to you about the Oscars in one forum and the sorrows of the world in another. I...
Mar.05.2010 - 12:27 pm
In response to: Mater Amabilis - An Excerpt
What I meant is that in facing our imperfections, our limitations, we see life not as idealized or aiming toward...
Mar.05.2010 - 9:21 am
In response to: Mater Amabilis - An Excerpt
This piece, in capturing the sense of light a child exudes, also captures their fragility, their mortality. For lights...

Published Reviews

Do They Know I'm Running?
Mar.01.2010
Published by Publishers Weekly "Galley Talk"
Both gritty and sensitive, this amazing novel is a page turner and a literate gem. All David Corbett's hard hitting, yet sensitive thrillers deal with important issues. Yet, he...