One of the most unique examples of storytelling, Literary Death Match returns to Hong Kong with a bevy of talented writers and performers.
What's it about? 4 writers. 3 judges. 2 rounds. 1 epic finale.
Literary Death Match is "the most entertaining reading series ever" (LA Times).
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.
This edition of Literary Death Match will include Hong Kong writing legend Nury Vittach, Hong Kong Comedy Festival finalist Jim Brewsky, and actor/photographer Shirley Sheung.
The readers will include Hong Kong Storytellers' own Renate Leukert, author Peter Humphreys, graphic novelist Tom Schmidt, and writer Shannon Young.
Tickets are, unfortunately, SOLD OUT. There are no ticket sales at the door.
Note: doors open at 7:30pm. the show will be at 8pm.