Literary Death Match

Tuesday Jul 21, 2015 7:30 PM This is a past program

Called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the Los Angeles Times, Literary Death Match features four authors, three all-star judges, two finalists, and one epic finale. Now in 57 cities worldwide, this wild live show has been optioned for TV and returns to the Hammer for its annual summer spectacular.


Literary Merit: Jerry Stahl, best-selling author of Permanent MidnightI, Fatty and the all-new OG Dad
Performance: Jon Cryer, actor (Two and a Half Men, Pretty in Pink) and author of So That Happened 
Intangibles: Mary Elizabeth Ellis, actor (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and the upcoming sitcom The Grinder with Rob Lowe)


Amelia Gray, author of the all-new GutshotMuseum of the Weird, and the PEN/Faulkner finalist Threats

Jillian Lauren, best-selling author of Some GirlsPretty and the all-new Everything You Ever Wanted

Liana Maeby, debut author of South on Highland

Sarah Tomlinson, journalist, and debut memoirist of Good Girl

Photo by Jason Gutierrez

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, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members. 

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