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Performance: Literary Death Match: All Jew Review

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Thursday, November 08, 2012 7:00PM - 8:30PM


Event Details


Thursday, November 8, 2012, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Admission: $5 Members; $10 General (includes Museum admission); advance tickets encouraged
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About the Program

Part literary reading, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by celebrity judges including best-selling author Ayelet Waldman judging literary merit,  Peabody award-winning writer, director and producer Richard Kramer (My So-called Life, Tales of the City),  judging performance, and  for this special CJM episode comedian Josh Kornbluth (the Mathematics of Change) judging Jewish intangibles. The evening concludes with a slapstick showdown to decide the night’s ultimate champion.

This all-Jew review will feature four writers— reading their own work for seven minutes or less — including Randall Babtkis, Zarina Zabrisky, Suzanne Kleid and Jason Turbow.

Image: Josh Kornbluth by William Mercer McLeod.


Public Programs at the Contemporary Jewish Museum are generously supported by the Leavitt Family and The Toole Charitable Foundation.


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