LITERARY DEATH MATCH ST. LOUIS
LITERARY DEATH MATCH ST. LOUIS
Literary Death Match makes its long-awaited St. Louis debut in a homecoming for the ages (LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga is a STL native), as we head to High Low (part of the brilliant Kranzberg Arts Foundation) and bring together a sensational lineup of the Midwest's best. This historic night will be one to remember — don't you dare miss it!
What is Literary Death Match? 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.
Literary Merit: Dr. Treasure Shields Redmond, poet and author of chop: 30 kwansabas for fannie lou hamer, performer, and educator, and a Cave Canem fellow with an MFA from the University of Memphis and a PhD from Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Performance: Olajuwon Davis, actor who's recently appeared for The Black Rep Theatre's "Jitney," "Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea" and "The African Company Presents Richard III"
Intangibles: Max Pryce, stand-up comedian and winner of Funniest Person in St. Louis 2021
* Gabe Montesanti, a queer, Midwestern roller-derby player and author of roller-derby memoir Brace for Impact; her piece, "The Worldwide Roller Derby Convention" was named a notable essay in The Best American Essays 2020
* Ron A. Austin, author of Avery Colt Is a Snake, a Thief, a Liar, a collection of linked stories that won the 2017 Nilsen Prize, was a 2019 Foreward INDIES GOLD Award winner, and was nominated for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize and a 2020 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award
* Deborah Taffa, winner of the PEN Jean Stein Grant, her memoir Whiskey Tender is forthcoming from Harper Collins in 2023, she's a Kranzberg, MacDowell, Hedgebrook, and Tin House Fellow, and director of the MFA Creative Writing program at IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts)
* Angela Hamilton, essayist who has appeared in The Southeast Review, Quarterly West and The MacGuffin; a Fulbright scholar who's taught in Jordan and Turkey; and an associate professor of English at St. Louis Community College
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (author of the award-nominated novel Collision Theory)
Where: High Low (Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s literary arts cafe), 3301 Washington Ave., St. Louis
|TICKET PRICE||SERVICE CHARGE||TOTAL|
|At the Door||$15.00||n/a||$15.00|
METROTIX SALES END: showtime.
The venue box office opens 1 hour prior to show.
Tickets will be delivered via email, to either print at home or display on your mobile device.
The High Low is a literary arts cafe operated by the Kranzberg Arts Foundation. A venue for freedom of expression through spoken and written work, the High Low encourages creativity and literacy. Featuring a library, cafe, gallery, performance & event space, and dedicated office space. Please visit http://highlowstl.com/ for a full event listing and more information.