Carolyn Black, author of The Odious Child, will face off in a Literary Death Match against three other Toronto-based scribes: Grace O’Connell, Rebecca Rosenblum and Dani Couture. This event will take place on Sunday, November 6 at 8pm at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto (1214 Queen Street West). Tickets are $7 advance and $10 at the door.
The Literary Death Match is a competitive, humor-centric reading series featuring a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors who perform their most electric writing in seven minutes or less before a lively audience and a panel of three all-star judges. After each pair of readings, the judges — focused on literary merit, performance and intangibles — take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete in the Literary Death Match finale, which trades in the show’s literary sensibility for an absurd and comical climax to determine who takes home the Literary Death Match crown.