A combination book/performance event where we're raising money for Indiana Youth Group, Indiana's oldest LGBTQ youth organization! Admission is free and donations will be accepted. Stories, books, madness galore! A fun-filled event for humans.
Sara Benincasa will speak about mental health awareness on Pride Friday to students of Indiana University-Purdue University at Columbus.
In what we're hoping will be the greatest hour of literary wizardry of the summer, Literary Death Match is headed to the amaze and awe of Bumbershoot for a mid-afternoon spectacular that will wow, titillate, hilarify and other semi-real words. Don't miss it!
What is Literary Death Match? 4 authors read their own work for 6 minutes or less. They're judged by 3 all-star judges who respond (often comedically) to the work before choosing 2 finalists to compete in the LDM finale, a vaguely literary game (think Pin the Mustache on Hemingway) to decide the ultimate champion.
Literary Merit: David Schmader, writer, performer and associate editor at The Stranger
* Sara Benincasa, author of Great and one of Flavorwire's 25 Female Comedians Everyone Should Know
* Rachel Shukert, author of the Starstruck series, Everything is Going to be Great and Have You No Shame?
* Jamaal May, poet and author of Hum, winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award
* Peter Mountford, author of A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism and The Dismal Science
Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga
Comes with your Bumbershoot pass!
Free parking in lot behind the story! I'll tell stories with Derek Sheen and sign some books and do a Q&A and maybe we will drink coffee, who can say?
Promoting GREAT, my debut YA novel, at my favorite bookshop in the whole wide world!
Sara often helps out with co-hosting duties for the live version of popular podcast RISK! It's presented by her friend and mentor Kevin Allison of The State and co-produced in Los Angeles by Beowulf Jones. Learn more about the show here.
She can be booked for college gigs via Keppler Speakers.