|Eugenio Volpe and Heidi Pitlor were among the writers participating in the Literary Death Match at the Enormous Room. Volpe took the night’s prize. (Photos By Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe)|
Words are their weapons
Boston writers gathered at the Enormous Room on Tuesday night for Literary Death Match, an event that features four scribes reading their works to three judges, who sound off about what they’ve heard. The night started with Eugenio Volpe, of the New York Tyrant, winning a round against writer Myfanwy Collins. Then, “Best American Short Stories’’ series editor Heidi Pitlor conquered her round against McSweeney’s writer Christopher Monks. In the end, Volpe took the night’s prize. Serving as judges were rocker Sarah Borges, “The Saint of Lost Things’’ author/Grub Street director Chris Castellani, and comedian Mehran Khaghani.