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Saturday, October 7 • 7:15pm - 9:30pm
Literary Death Match: Litquake Edition

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Literary Death Match returns to Litquake for a rip-roaring opening weekend of literary dazzlement. Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion. Featuring Molly Giles, Luna Malbroux, Jane Smiley, Maggie Tokuda-Hall, and Irene Tu. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster. Doors at 6:30 pm. $15 adv / $20 door

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Molly Giles

Molly Giles is the author of a novel, Iron Shoes, and four award winning collections of stories: Rough Translations, Creek Walk, Bothered, and All the Wrong Places. She taught Creative Writing for many years at San Francisco State University and the University of Arkansas. She has... Read More →
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JiaJing Liu

JiaJing Liu is a writer, poet, and translator. Her writing has appeared in The Awl, As/Us, and LEAP (the international art magazine of contemporary China). She has a penchant for crying in front of Pulitzer Prize winners. Past beneficiaries include Junot Diaz, Adam Johnson, and Paul... Read More →
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Luna Malbroux

Named one of KQED's Women to Watch, Luna Malbroux is a comedian and playwright, creator of the original play, "How to Be a White Man," and the host & producer of San Francisco's sexiest show, "Live Sex." Winner of the Comedy Hackday Grand Prize at SF Sketchfest, Luna has made international... Read More →
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Jane Smiley

Jane Smiley is the author of many books in many genres, most recently The Last Hundred Years Trilogy; Some Luck, Early Warning, and Golden Age. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. She is over six feet tall, loves a good joke, and won LDM in 2013.
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Beth Spotswood

Beth Spotswood is a columnist and writer for the San Francisco Chronicle, a regular contributor to SFist.com, and the Digital Director and Contributing Writer for the soon-to-launch quarterly magazine, the Journal of Alta California. Beth is an avid Bingo player, unapologetic reality... Read More →
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Irene Tu

Irene Tu is a Chicago-born, San Francisco-based stand-up comedian, writer, and actor. In 2016, she was named one of the “Bay Area’s 11 Best Stand Up Comedians” by the SFist and one of 20 “Women to Watch” by KQED. She has been in SF Sketchfest, Bridgetown Comedy Festival... Read More →

Saturday October 7, 2017 7:15pm - 9:30pm PDT
Elbo Room 647 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 9411