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Wednesday, October 17 • 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Literary Death Match

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Literary Death Match returns to Litquake (and Elbo Room) to celebrate the release of LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga's debut novel, Collision Theory. Judges: poet Vernon Keeve III, comedian Karinda Dobbins, and children's book author Mac Barnett. Readers: Meg Elison, K.M. Soehnlein, Maisha Z. Johnson, Chris Colin. Special guest: Cleve Jones. Hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster. Doors open at 6:30 pm. $15 adv / $20 door

Authors and Participants
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Mac Barnett

Mac Barnett is a New York Times-bestselling author of stories for children. His books have sold more than one million copies in the United States and have been translated into more than 30 languages. His picture books include two Caldecott-Honor-winning collaborations with Jon Klassen... Read More →
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Chris Colin

Chris Colin is the author most recently of What to Talk About, and This Is Camino, which was nominated for a James Beard award. He's written about gay bus trips through the south, Obama’s Irish roots, endangered noodles, refugee theater, George Bush’s pool boy, solitary confinement... Read More →
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Karinda Dobbins

Karinda Dobbins is a stand-up comedian. She’s appeared at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival; featured at Bay Area comedy clubs the Punch Line and Cobb’s; opened for Hari Kondabolu, Trevor Noah, and toured with W. Kamau Bell. Karinda made her primetime national television debut on... Read More →
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Meg Elison

Meg Elison is a science fiction author and feminist essayist. Her debut novel, The Book of the Unnamed Midwife, won the 2014 Philip K. Dick award. Her second novel was a finalist for the Philip K. Dick, and both were longlisted for the James A. Tiptree award. She has been published... Read More →
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Vernon Keeve III

Vernon Keeve III is a Virginia-born writer whom California molded into an educator. He lives and teaches in Oakland. His purpose is to teach the next generation the importance of relaying their personal narratives, sharing their experiences, and taking control of their destinies... Read More →
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Maisha Z. Johnson

Maisha Z. Johnson is an award-winning writer and digital content strategist who writes and works where the arts meet social change. As a queer Black survivor of Trinidadian descent, she dedicates her work to amplifying marginalized voices with healing, humor, and radical truth-telling... Read More →
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Cleve Jones

Cleve Jones’ career as an activist began in San Francisco in 1970s where he befriended pioneer gay rights leader Harvey Milk. After Milk's death, Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and conceived the idea of the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which memorializes over 85,000... Read More →
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K.M. Soehnlein

K.M. Soehnlein is recipient of the Lambda Literary Award (novel); the Henfield Prize (short fiction); and the SFFILM/Rainin Filmmaking Grant (screenwriting). Author of the novels The World of Normal Boys (2000), You Can Say You Knew Me When (2005), and Robin and Ruby (2010). Published... Read More →

Wednesday October 17, 2018 7:15pm - 9:00pm PDT
Elbo Room
  Community Partners