Zahra Noorbakhsh

Feminist, Muslim, Iranian-American Comedian

Literary Death Match SF — presented by Lit Camp

After too many moons away — we've missed you SF! — Literary Death Match is teaming with Lit Camp as we return to the Elbo Room for a brilliant like-minded evening of literature, laughs, levity and above all a noble distraction from the crash-and-burn administration festering in our White House. Click to see the lineup so far!

What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

Literary Merit: D.A. Powell, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning poet of Useless Landscape, or A Guide for Boys

Performance: Zahra Noorbakhsh, comedian, cohost of award-winning podcast: #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, currently touring her hour-long comedy special, On Behalf of All Muslims

Intangibles: Allison Mick, Oakland-based standup comedian

Round 1: 
* Mina Witteman, Dutch YA and children's book author of Boreas and the Thousand Islands and Boreas and the Four Winds
* Jason Bayani, National Poetry Slam finalist, author of Amulet, and a Kundiman fellow

Round 2: 
* Vanessa Hua, Asian/Pacific American Award-winning author of Deceit and Other Possibilities (also a California Book Award finalist)
* Yalitza Ferreras, writer featured in Best American Short Stories 2016 & Steinbeck Fellow at SJSU

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Matthew DeCoster.

Where: Elbo Room, 647 Valencia St, SF (map)
When: 7:15pm start; 6:30 pm doors; afterdrinks at 8:57pm
Cost: $7 preorder; $10 at the door