You may all have got my invite on Facebook, but here’s details of the gig on the 12th. I’m looking forward to this, although I’m slightly more keyed up than I usually would be (normally I’m only ‘judged’ in the sense of someone buttonholing me after a gig, and normally they don’t do that if they thought I sucked). I don’t know if anyone normally thinks of themselves as a ‘stalwart.’
Literary Death Match Edinburgh – Voodoo Rooms, 12th March
In our first UK show since our game-changing TV pilot shoot, Literary Death Match returns to brilliant Edinburgh (and more specifically: Voodoo Rooms) for a lights-out night of never-ending wonderment that will life-change, titillate, entrance and edumucate. Click above to get discount advance tickets and guarantee your 12th will be spectacular. We cannae wait!
The night will feature four writers reading their own love/anti-love stories for seven minutes or less, judged by three all-star judges. Two finalists will be chosen to compete in the Literary Death Match finale, a vaguely-literary game that will steal your affection.
PLUS! If we can figure out how to work a projector, we’ll show the first-ever footage from LDM TV: The Pilot — which will make your brain/heart explode in the best possible way.
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Literary Merit: Kirsty Logan, spoken word supremo and literary editor of The List magazine
Performance: Doug Johnstone, journalist and author of the all-new Gone Again (and four other novels)
Intangibles: Susan Morrison, stand-up comedian extraordinaire!
* Zoe Venditozzi, author of the debut novel Anywhere’s Better Than Here
* R A Martens, spoken word rising star beloved for her weird/absurd short stories
* Andrew Ferguson, stalwart of the Writers’ Bloc spoken word group
* George Anderson, a spoken word must-see lauded for his mixture of prose and poetry
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga. Produced by Vikki Reilly.
Where: Voodoo Rooms, 19a West Register Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AA (map)
When: Doors at 7pm, Show at 8:05 (sharp); afterdrinks after.
Cost: £5 preorder; £8 on the door.