The legendary Literary Death Match makes its Manchester debut. Presented by LDM, Bad Language and Picador, you’ll witness literature, spectacle, tipsiness and hilarity in droves.
Four writers read their own work for seven minutes or less, and are then judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists are chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game to decide the ultimate winner.
Literary Merit: Joe Stretch, Somerset Maugham Award-winning author of The Adult, Friction and Wildlife
Performance: Rebecca England, writer, actor and cast member in Murder, Inc.
Intangibles: Harriet Dyer, Laughter Lounge Award-winning comedian and performer, host of Barking Tales
* Sarah Butler, author of Before the Fire and Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love
* Emma Chapman, author of Dylan Thomas Prize long-listed How To Be A Good Wife and The Last Photograph
* Keisha Thompson, poet, singer, philosophy & politics graduate
* Trevor Byrne, author of Ghosts and Lightning, a Book of the Year in The Guardian and The Irish Times
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga.
Friday April 22nd, Gorilla Manchester. We start at 7.15pm. Tickets are £8 and can be bought here.