Writers, put up your dukes

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My French counterpart, Murielle, discovered this article in the Courrier international about Lucha Libre, a crazy-sounding Peruvian improv contest in which writers gather in a bar, don masks, and then have five minutes to write a story on a particular theme. The winner is published; the losers drop their masks and face public humiliation.

The name means “free fight” and is a takeoff on the popular style of Mexican professional wrestling (libro also means book in Spanish). Above, you’ll see a montage of Lucha Libre in action — looks fun, no?

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