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Literary Death Match, 2/22/12 @ Busby's East

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Literary types are usually known more for the quiet hours they wile away in bookstores than for throwing down against their fellow scribes in front of raucous audiences. But Todd Zuniga, founder of Literary Death Match, aims to change that.

This Wednesday, a group of writers and judges will gather for Los Angeles' second Literary Death Match of the year. Busby's East will play host as writers Ned Vizzini ("It's Kind of a Funny Story"), Steve Abee ("Johnny Future and The Bus: Cosmic Ejaculations of The Daily Mind in Transit"), Antonia Crane (representing SLAKE journal) and Michelle Haimoff ("These Days Are Ours") compete for the Literary Death Match crown.

The four writers will read their own work, then three judges -- Hannibal Buress ("My Name is Hannibal"), prankster/comedian Brendon Walsh, and writer/actress/comedian Rachel Bloom (the brain/voice behind F*ck Me Ray Bradbury) -- will vote on their two favorite performances.

The final two contestants will then battle it out for first place.

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If you're interested in watching the blood of the poets run into the streets, get tickets while you still can. They're $7 in advance and $10 at the door.