Jeff Van Hanken Earns Literary Death Match Medal

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Film Studies Professor, Jeff Van Hanken, Becomes Champion of Literary Death Match of Tulsa

Literary Deathmatch

On September 21, Film Studies Professor Jeff Van Hanken participated in Tulsa's Literary Death Match, an event that combines performance with literature into a juried competition. Co-created by Adrian Todd Zuniga, Literary Death Match is an event that is held all over the world and consists of four authors performing their own literature in under seven minutes for an audience. Van Hanken's performance of the fascination and distraction that revolves around the iPhone earned him a spot in the finalists.

Professor Jeff Van Hanken shared the stage with many of Tulsa's great authors, including Natasha Bell, Joe O'Shansky, and Jerry Wofford. Literary performances were judged by P.C. Cast, Geoffrey Brock, and Lou Berney. Van Hanken was crowned at the end of the night, upon spelling an author's difficult last name correctly.


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Photo Credit: Literary Death Match

Ashley Etter