Today’s guest on the Morning Media Menu was Adrian Todd Zuniga, founder of the Literary Death Match reading series. Press play below to listen on SoundCloud.

The author event “marries the literary and performative aspects of Def Poetry Jam, rapier-witted quips of American Idol’s judging (without any meanness), and the ridiculousness and hilarity of Double Dare.” The series continues to grow and will tape its first TV pilot in a week.

Zuniga shared advice for making your next author reading better: “Our big thing is to bring disperate people together, by mixing up actors, comedians and authors … That’s the basis of our success. If you and your three friends are going to do a reading, you’re going to get a certain audience. But the goal in readings is always to get the biggest audience possible.”

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