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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

Feb.26.2010 - 11:48 am
In response to: Note to Self: Never Edit While Blind with Grief
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Tom, I know you gave me your email and I know we've corresponded, but I just checked and couod find you in my address...
Feb.26.2010 - 11:23 am
In response to: Note to Self: Never Edit While Blind with Grief
Thanks, Tom. I hope all is well with you. Maybe I'll see you at an upcoming event? (Did you get the emailer with he...
Feb.26.2010 - 8:11 am
In response to: Note to Self: Never Edit While Blind with Grief
Dear Tanya: Thank you for writing. Yes, I remember -- and I remember you killing despite your weak knees. So nice to...
Feb.26.2010 - 8:08 am
In response to: Note to Self: Never Edit While Blind with Grief
Thank you, Claire for taking the time to read it and to wrie such a kind note. Best, David
Feb.24.2010 - 8:19 am
In response to: Note to Self: Never Edit While Blind with Grief
Dear Blair: I remember you very very well. And we actually met twice -- once when I came to hear your incredible band,...

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...