Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Hit Me With Your Best Word

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Writers are going to war armed with their greatest weapon – words.

Literary Death Match is an event happening around the U.S. in which writers go against each other in a war of words, reading their stories out loud to an audience and judges.

The last two writers standing must fight to the death, but no words are necessary to choose the champion.

Event founder Todd Zuniga says the final match-up consists of more physical endeavors, like a laser tag duel, a lemonade making contest, or game of “Stab the Hole in Nebraska,” where blindfolded finalists try to put a hole as close to Omaha, Nebraska, on a map to win.

Though blood has never been spilled on the stage, Zuniga is considering a “guillotine-off” in the future, where the last head to roll will win.

But whichever way a winner is chosen doesn’t matter since the event is all about getting people excited about literature.

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