2012-10-14 "Literary Death Match: A LitQuake of questionable behavior" 4
Literary Death Match is the brainchild of emcee Adrian Todd Zuniga, and its premise is simple. Four authors have up to 8 minutes apiece to present their works in a single-elimination bracket competition. A panel of three judges determines the finalists, based on some combination of literary merit (Adam Mansbach, 3rd from left), performance (D.A. Powell, 2nd from left), and "intangibles" (Caitlin Gill, far left).
In the photo, Simon Rich presents a piece in the first round as his competitor, Amelia Gray (far right), watches and waits for her turn to take the stage.