“Jen Michalski’s second novel is an intense emotional commitment, but a worthwhile one.” – Ploughshares

“Jen is an astonishingly sensitive writer.” – HTML Giant

“Jen Michalski excels in subtlety that is made possible by her nuanced understanding of voice.” – The Rumpus

“Jen is a writerly heavyweight.” – Nate Brown, American Short Fiction

“We’re lucky to have Michalski before the rest of the world discovers her. But they will.” – Baltimore City Paper

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Literary Death Match!

Literary Death Match is thrilled to announce our Baltimore debut, as we’ve assembled a genius set of Mob Town talent featuring Dear Everybody author Michael Kimball, The Stoop Storytelling co-mastermind Jessica Henkin, and Baltimore-born author/journalist and The Wire scribe Rafael Alvarez.

Competing for LDM immortality will be readers Michael Hughes (representing CityLit), Mike Young (Publishing Genius, and author of the upcoming We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough), JMWW rep Jen Michalski (Close Encounters), and Barrelhouse’s Dave Housley (Ryan Seacrest is Famous).

Hosted by Opium founding editor Todd Zuniga.

When: Doors at 7, show at 8:05 (sharp), afterparty: 9:30 at Windup Space.
Where: The Windup Space, 12 West North Avenue, Baltimore (map)
Cost: $10 at the door, $6 pre-order, $5 for students (The first 33 guests who pay $10 will receive a free copy of Opium9: The Mania Issue).

This event is free for Literary Death Match subscribers!