Oct 5, 2019, 7:00 pm



North Region


Good Company Theatre
2404 Wall Ave
Ogden , UT 84401-1332
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Literary Death Match, hosted my Adrian Todd Zuniga, is coming to Ogden, Utah, for the very first time. The event pits writers against writers in a fun, intelligent, and poetic way! This years line up includes contestants Laura Stott, Jake Alvey, David Lindes, and Jan Bottiglieri and judges Kara van de Graaf, Molly Gaudry, and Amir Jackson. It’s a fun, exciting night! Join us at Good Company Theater on October 5, 2019 for entertaining evening.


David Lindes is a writer, singer-songwriter, and producer. His work has been featured on PRI's The World and NPR. Born in Guatemala City, he immigrated to the United States at age 9 and spent his adolescence in the agricultural communities of California’s Central Coast. He later graduated in Latin American Studies from Brigham Young University. He lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and four kids.

Laura Stott is the author of the book of poems, Blue Nude Migration (forthcoming, Lynx House Press, 2020) and In the Museum of Coming and Going (New Issues, 2014). Her poems can also be found in publications such as The Rupture, The Adirondack Review, Kettle Blue Review, Western Humanities Review, Sugar House Review, Copper Nickel, and Memorious. She is an instructor of English at Weber State University.  

Jake Alvey's an eclectic live performer. His poetic endeavors have spanned bar-rooms, ballrooms, bookstores, auditoriums, and punk rock basement shows across the country. Jake's 2018 alma-mater is Weber State University, where he received awards and publication in poetry and literary research. He currently resides in Ogden, Utah

Jan Bottiglieri lives and writes in suburban Chicago. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Pacific University and is an editor with the poetry annual RHINO. She's been a professional business writer and editor for more than 20 years, but she's been writing poems even longer than that and plans to keep it up. She loves movies, baking, and trying, and is an occasional contributor at FThisMovie!


Kara van de Graaf is the author of Spitting Image, winner of the Crab Orchard First Book Prize in Poetry (SIU Press, 2018). Individual poems appear widely in national literary journals, including The Southern Review, AGNI, New England Review, The Gettysburg Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, and the anthology Best New Poets. Other honors include the Hoepfner Award from Southern Humanities Review, an Academy of American Poets Prize, a fellowship from Vermont Studio Center, and a Tennessee Williams Scholarship from Sewanee Writers Conference. Kara serves as Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Utah Valley University and live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Molly Gaudry is the author of We Take Me Apart and Desire: A Haunting. Currently, she is a Steffensen Cannon fellow at the University of Utah. 

Amir Jackson started Nurture The Creative Mind, what he describes as his life's purpose, to engage and empower young people through the arts. Since NCM's conception in 2007, Amir has positively impacted more than 12,000 young people in the community and has received numerous awards for his work including the Ogden Mayor's Award and the Red Cross Hero's Recogniton Award. Amir is also a TEDx fellow and currently sits on the boards for the Utah Cultural Alliance, WESTAF multicultural committee, The Utah Museums Association, and the Ogden City Visitor's Bureau.

This event is made possible with the support of Literary Death Match, Weber Book Links, Good Company Theatre, and Utah Humanities.