Tuesday, 10 May 2011

GUARDIAN CARDIFF | Spotlight: Literary Death Match

Todd Zuniga, creator of Literary Death Match, tells us about an event which marries literature and comedy coming to Cardiff tonight. Sound good? Read on.
Nine months ago, Mab Jones — the dazzlingly talented John Tripp spoken poetry audience prize winner — started to follow the Literary Death Match twitter feed. Next to her Twitter handle was the word "Cardiff."

Then the endlessly-talented Susie Wild (author of The Art of Contraception) started following. Two was more than enough, and I fired off an eager 'hello', saying I'd love to bring Literary Death Match to Wales, a country with a seriously rich literary history (the Hay Festival, Laugharne Weekend, Dylan Thomas). They both wrote back saying it was a must. Fast-forward nine months: Tuesday night (10 May) at Cardiff Arts Institute marks the first-ever Literary Death Match in the City of Arcades. And if our five-year history has taught me anything: it'll be a can't-miss night that'll go down in Welsh literary history.

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