UPDATE: Fringe agreed to let us add one more row of seats, so there are about 10 more tickets available online. We will not be able to sell tickets at the door.
Our MeetUp group has put together a whole week of different kinds of storytelling events -- come check out different kinds of storytelling. The most unique event is Literary Death Match, which features a bunch of talented writers and performers.
What's it about?
1 epic finale.
Literary Death Match is "the most entertaining reading series ever" (LA Times) and it's coming to Hong Kong for the first time ever as part of StoryWorthyWeek!
Literary Death Match is a competitive, humor-centric show, with four famous and emerging authors performing their most electric writing in seven minutes or less before a lively audience and a panel of three all-star judges. 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.
It may sound like a circus — and that's half the point. Literary Death Match showcases stories and literature as a brilliant, unstoppable medium.
The Friday performance of Literary Death Match will include Hong Kong writing legend Xu Xi, choreographer and stand-up comedian Eman Lam, and award-winning comedian Andrew Chu.
The readers will include screenwriter and director Bey Logan, Kiwi poet Blaire Reeve, and Matthew Harrison, best-selling author of Queen's Road Central and Jessica's Choice.
A limited number of tickets are still available (from HK Ticketing outlets or online). Tickets are HKD220, HKD180 for students with ID, the elderly and the disabled. We should also have a limited number of tickets available at the door.
Literary Death Match is a showcase event of Hong Kong StoryWorthyWeek.
What is StoryWorthyWeek?
It's Hong Kong Storytellers' own festival, jam-packed with a week of special events and unique performances.