Literary Death Match returns to the Oberon Sept. 12 with ‘How to Be Black’ author Baratunde Thurston, Rob Potylo, more

Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Literary Death Match will return to the Oberon on Wednesday, Sept. 12, starting at 8:15pm sharp with How to Be Black author Baratunde Thurston and local writers Molly Birnbaum, Carissa Halston and Ori Fienberg.

Molly Birnbaum

Molly Birnbaum

Literary Death Match returns with How to Be Black author and The Onion former digital director Baratunde Thurston, Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship-winner Molly Birnbaum (author of Season to Taste: How I Lost My Sense of Smell and Found My Way), Literary Firsts host Carissa Halston (author of of A Girl Named Charlie Lester and The Mere Weight of Words), and Ori Fienberg (a writing instructor for Foundation Year).

They’ll be judged by a trio of all-star arbiters that includes musician/comedian/performance artist Rob Potylo (featured on VH1’s Best Week Ever for his single “I Put a Baby In You”), Bethany Van Delft (a founding member/producer of “Colorstruck: Women of Color in Comedy”, New England’s first and only women of color comedy showcase), and another star to be named shortly. Elizabeth Searle (author of Girl Held in Home and librettist of Tonya & Nancy: the Rock Opera — and winner of LDM Boston Episode 4).

Learn more about how to buy tickets, and how to contribute to the LDM TV pilot Kickstarter campaign.

2 thoughts on “Literary Death Match returns to the Oberon Sept. 12 with ‘How to Be Black’ author Baratunde Thurston, Rob Potylo, more

  1. Pingback: Elizabeth Searle: A writer fascinated with the dark side of American culture | Boston Writers Review

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