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Saturday, October 12 • 8:00pm - 9:15pm
Literary Death Match

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Enjoy Fall for the Book’s own Literary Death Match “after party” hosted by Adrian Todd Zuniga. Called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the LA Times, it brings together three judges and four readers for a night of competition, literature, and fun. Tonight’s line up includes Rion Amilcar Scott, Christina Dalcher, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Randon Billings Noble, Kasha Patel, and Tayla Burney. 

Like all Fall for the Book events (except where noted), this event is free and does not require a ticket.

Speakers
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Tayla Burney

Tayla Burney is a longtime journalist, writer, and an avid reader who curates a weekly newsletter highlighting author events and other literary happenings in and around the nation's capital called Get Lit D.C. Her book reviews have appeared in The Washington Post and the Washington Independent Review of Books and she is frequently in conversation with authors at D.C.'s local independent bookstores and at literary festivals... Read More →
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Christina Dalcher

Christina Dalcher earned her doctorate in theoretical linguistics from Georgetown University. She specializes in the phonetics of sound change in Italian and British dialects and has taught at several universities. Her short stories and flash fiction appear in more than one hundred... Read More →
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Amaud Jamaul Johnson

Amaud Jamaul Johnson is the author of two poetry collections, Red Summer and Darktown Follies. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University, he is the winner of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, the Edna Meudt Poetry Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Dorset Prize... Read More →
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Randon Billings Noble

Randon Billings Noble is an essayist. Her collection Be with Me Always was publishedby the University of Nebraska Press in March 2019, and her lyric essay chapbookDevotional was published by Red Bird in 2017. Individual essays have appeared in theModern Love column of The New York... Read More →
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Kasha Patel

Science journalist by day and stand-up comic by night, Kasha Patel has a unique voice that couples life as an Indian-American and her love for science. She was listed on Thrillist magazine’s “Best Undiscovered Comedians in the US” where she was called a unicorn for her uniqueness... Read More →
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Zach Powers

Zach Powers is a native of Savannah, Georgia, and lives in Arlington, Virginia. His novel, First Cosmic Velocity, was published in August 2019 by Putnam, and his debut story collection, Gravity Changes, won the BOA Short Fiction Prize and was published in 2017. His work has been featured... Read More →
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Rion Amilcar Scott

Rion Amilcar Scott is the author of the story collection, The World Doesn't Require You (Norton/Liveright, August 2019). His debut story collection, Insurrections (University Press of Kentucky, 2016), was awarded the 2017 PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the 2017 Hillsdale... Read More →
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Adrian Todd Zuniga

Adrian Todd Zuniga is the author of the debut novel, Collision Theory (Rare Bird Books, 2018), a Foreword Indies Finalist for Fiction and a St. Louis Post-Dispatch best seller. He's the host/creator/CCO of Literary Death Match (now featured in over 60 cities worldwide) and host of... Read More →