Literary Death Match
Called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the Los Angeles Times, this live show brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for six minutes or less before an all-star panel of three judges. After each reading, the judges take turns spouting hilarious commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete for the Literary Death Match crown. Hosted by writer Adrian Todd Zuniga.
Literary Merit: Ron Carlson, award-winning short story writer and novelist (Ron Carlson Writes a Short Story)
Performance: Maribeth Monroe, actress/writer/comedian featured in Comedy Central's Workaholics
Intangibles: Kyle Dunnigan, actor/writer known for Inside Amy Schumer and Reno 911
Andres du Bouchet, comedian, actor, and staff writer for CONAN
Iris Smyles, author of Iris Has Free Time
Douglas Kearney, author of Fear, some and The Black Automaton, finalist for the PEN Center USA Award
Anna David, New York Times best-selling author of Party Girl, Bought, and They Like Me, They Really Like Me
All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from the Dream Fund at UCLA.
Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.