Three Literary Events, One Day!
All Free and Open to the Public. Classes more than welcome.
APRIL 27TH, 2010
2:00pm: WORKSHOP: The Future of Reading: Creating the Next Greatest Literary Something
[1104 S Wabash, 8th Flr, Film Row Cinema]
Todd Zuniga, president of Opium for the Arts, and founder of Literary Death Match and Opium Magazine, a journal of literary humor for the deliriously captivated, will host a workshop on The Future of Reading: Creating the Next Greatest Literary Something.
7:00pm: LITERARY DEATH MATCH
[1104 S Wabash, 1st Flr, Conaway]
Witness Columbia’s four emerging writers who will perform their most electric, entertaining writing before a lively audience and a panel of four all-star Chicago writer judges Lindsay Hunter, Robbie Q. Telfer, Jason Bredle, and Chris Bower. After each pair of readings, the judges—focused on literary merit, performance, and intangibles—take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete in the Literary Death Match finale, which trades in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurd and comical climax to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown.
8:00pm: HEADLINING: SPEAK’EASY ENSEMBLE
[Immediately following LDM]
The day tops off with an off-the-wall, interactive comedic headlining performance by The Speak’Easy Ensemble, which was formed by slam poetry founder Marc Smith in 2005. The group has performed all over the world, from Germany to Berwyn. Individually, the members have performed in nearly every major American city, many non-major cities, and are widely published. They are against racism.
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