Thursday, February 11, 2010

Literary Death Match in Dublin

Here's an exciting one for your diaries. New York based Opium Magazine bring their infamous Literary Death Match series to Dublin.

"Opium’s Literary Death Match . . . marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without any meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare.
Each episode of this competitive, humor-centric reading series features a thrilling mix of four famous and emerging authors (all representing a literary publication, press or concern--either online or in print) who perform their most electric writing (in eight minutes or less) before a lively audience and a panel of three all-star judges."

The Dublin judging panel features journalist/radio presenter Nadine O' Regan, playwright/producer Philly McMahon, and journalist/TV presenter Una Mullally. Contestants for the evening are award-winning fiction writer and poet Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Stinging Fly's hand-picked reader-representative Colm Liddy, author Brian O'Connell and spoken-word artist Marty Mulligan. The event is hosted by Opium's Todd Zuniga and co-produced by journalist Belinda McKeon.

The event takes place at The Sugar, 8 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin on Friday, March 5th.

When: Doors at 7:30, show at 9:15 (sharp), afterparty: 11 p.m. and beyond.

Cost: €6 preorder; €9 at the door; €6 with a valid student ID.


  1. How do I get myself into these things?! Ah, it should be FUN!

  2. Yes, I think it will indeed! We are planning an IWC night out, so we will all be there cheering you on.