Literary Death Match
Journalist and historian Raul Guerrero is the author of numerous books, notably the novels INSOLENCE and La cronista LIBERTINA.
His new novella
Todd Zuniga is one of the creators of Literary Death Match. The concept, in less than 100 of his words:
Literary Death Match, now in 51 cities worldwide, was called "the most entertaining reading series ever" by the LA Times. The live show brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readers, the judges take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary — in the categories of literary merit, performance and intangibles — then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete in a vaguely literary competition to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown.
Why create it:
Literature has the capacity to be electric entertainment, and Literary Death Match makes that evident in every way. There's a 7 minute time limit for reading, the judges add a great comedic and off-the-wall element, and the finale leaves everyone in throes.
LDM has been to Miami before?
It's our fifth time in Miami. It'll be our 306th show worldwide. Our 3rd at the Miami Book Fair.
How it differs from a conventional reading?
We make literature spectacle. We involve the audience. We feature brilliant writers who bring out their best because of the competitive environment. We get everyone drinking and celebrating words. It's guaranteed fun. Everyone who comes will have the time of their lives. I guarantee it.
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Nicole Swift.
At Bardot Lounge
6 - 10:00 pm
3456 N Miami Ave.
$10 cash only at the door.