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Literary Death Match Melbourne + Generation-Defining Literary Dance Party

Literary Death Match

Event Date: 19 June 2024 07:00 PM to 19 June 2024 11:00 PM
Event Venue: Fringe Common Rooms
Ticket Price: $10 – $20

Literary Death Match returns to Melbourne for what will be forever known as "The Greatest Literary Night of 2024." To make it so, we'll be delivering Melbourne's third-ever event at Fringe Common Rooms at Trades Hall THEN following it up with a dance party with music from DJ William Shakespeare (just kidding, DJ is still TBA). 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. What is a Literary Dance Party? It's a dance party, but more well-read. Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga (author of the award-nominated novel Collision Theory), and produced by Kate Cameron producer/theatre-maker. ALL-STAR JUDGES

  • Literary Merit: Ben Russell
  • Performance: Alex Hines
  • Intangibles: Reuben Kaye
SUPERSTAR READERS: Round 1: * Isabelle Oderberg * Guido Melo Round 2: * Scott Limbrick, writer and comedian, his short stories have appeared in Electric Literature, Griffith Review and Kill Your Darlings’ New Australian Fiction. He's currently the Copyright Agency Frank Moorhouse Fellow * Manisha Anjali, author of Naag Mountain (Giramondo, 2024), and founder of Neptune, a research and documentation platform for dreams, visions and hallucinations. She is one half of Whelk, an ambient music collaboration with Genevieve Fry Doors: 7pm Literary Death Match: 8pm sharp Dance Party: 9:45pm to Midnight REVIEWS: “Welcome to the new world of literary nights where entertainment is king.” — Independent (UK) “The most entertaining reading series ever” (Los Angeles Times) “Events like Literary Death Match are helping to revitalize the coolitude of the printed word.” — Interview Magazine “As engaging as the best concerts, plays and stand-up comedy sets I’ve ever seen, all rolled into one.” — Nashville Scene

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