Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is winner of Literary Death Match Boston Episode 7

AML broke records last week by becoming not just the contestant of Literary Death Match with the longest name ever, according to LDM creator Todd Zuniga, but the champion with the longest name ever.

Now celebrating its sixth birthday this year, LDM will return to Boston on Thursday, June 7.

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Literary Death Match returns 3/8 with Tom Perrotta; announces competition for free tix

The ridiculously wild and crazy international literary romp that has pitched six battles in the Boston area is returning to Club Oberon on Thursday, March 8, with headlining judge Tom Perrotta. Meanwhile, LDM is also offering the public the chance to win two free tickets with a competition of their own. Continue reading

Ethan Gilsdorf and more Mortified Boston with the angst of their younger selves

Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks author Ethan Gilsdorf rounded out the five storytellers compelled to share on stage Friday night at the Oberon in Cambridge.

Robin Sitten walked us through a five-part sketch of a baked-beans-loving kidnapper, while others, including Gilsdorf, read from their teen journals. One woman read from her younger self’s visions of being a fairy in a past life. A boy who wrote poems about an unreachable girl. A sexually active girl suddenly fraught by the fear of disease. And Gilsdorf’s story of awkwardly exploding, oozing, flowing sexual tension along an abroad trip from India to Japan. See photos below.

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Courtney Maum wins Literary Death Match, Boston Episode 6, at Club Oberon

Literary Death Match came to Club Oberon and pit four readers — Sarah Braunstein, Courtney Maum, William Giraldi and Matthew Salesses — against each other. Judging them were Liz Prince, Cynthia von Buhler and Ron Currie Jr. Hosted by Kirsten Sims and LDM founder Todd Zuniga, Maum battled Giraldi and snapped up the medal. Read more for a photo slideshow of the event. Continue reading