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Itll be like this, only with words instead of growling.

It'll be like this, only with words instead of growling.

Do you feel a void in your life left from both the cancellation of MTV’s Celebrity Death Match and your no longer taking literature classes? Then get your fix of words and fighting in one night with Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match. The series has four up and coming writers read their funniest and most eccentric work for a panel of judges who pick two finalists to battle in the final round. Opium describes it as blending def jam poetry’s performance aspects with Double Dare. While they didn’t specify if there would be green slime, tomorrow night’s holiday lightening round show are features readings by Elna Baker (The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance), Terese Svoboda (Capital City) and James Yeh (Gigantic magazine editor) at tomorrow night’s show. Oh, and it’s completely FREE.

Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match
Bowery Poetry Club
308 Bowery, between Houston and Bleecker [East Village, Manhattan]
Thursday, December 17, doors at 7pm, show at 8:15pm
FREE

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After years of denial, Kiley has finally admitted to baring a striking resemblance to Velma from Scooby Doo. Instead of traveling in a van hunting ghosts, she prefers wandering on foot in search of tacos, cheap beer, and fake birds. Growing up in Portland, Kiley enjoyed the balance of urban and green spaces. Then she spent her four years at Ithaca College, and found herself craving more sprawling asphalt in her life. So she moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, where most of the buildings look like they're about to collapse. Kiley's favorite activities include: getting lost, crafting, sewing, biking, and geeking out at museums. Her love of taxidermy probably makes her a terrible vegetarian, but she doesn't care.