Informal and countrified blue-collar suburbs echo the tradition of the American homestead, in which workshops, gardens, and elements of subsistence agriculture live alongside dwelling space. From these communities, the “silent majority” of the 1960s emerged. Subsequently, they housed new populations, which public policy has done little to stabilize.
Called “the most entertaining reading series ever” by the Los Angeles Times, this live show brings together four authors to read their most electric writing for six minutes or less before an all-star panel of three judges. After each reading, the judges take turns spouting hilarious commentary about each story, then select their favorite to advance to the finals. The two finalists then compete for the Literary Death Match crown. Hosted by writer Adrian Todd Zuniga.