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November 21: Varsity Letters at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan.


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Nov. 21: Best American Sports Writing

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday, November 21, with a night that celebrates The Best American Sports Writing of 2017. ESPN senior writer Howard Bryant, editor of this year's volume of the annual series, will be joined by several of the contributors, including: • Bomani Jones, host of The Right Time podcast and author of "Kaepernick Is Asking for Justice, Not Peace" •Teri Thompson and Luke Cyphers, who co-wrote "Lost in America" for Bleacher Report

October 23: Basketball Homelands

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Monday, October 23 with a look at basketball and the environments that shape it.
• Longtime Sports Illustrated writer Jack McCallum will discuss his new book Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
Listen to Gelf co-founder Carl Bialik's interview with McCallum.
• Author Alejandro Danois will discuss The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball, the story of 1980s Baltimore high school team that featured four future NBA players.
• New York Times-bestselling author Jerome Preisler will discuss the biography he co-wrote with Bernard King, Game Face: A Lifetime of Hard-Earned Lessons On and Off the Basketball Court.

Aug. 16: Ultimate Frisbee, Steve Rushin, and Sports Stadiums

Varsity Letters is back at The Gallery at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday, August 16 with a grab bag of sports authors: • David Gessner, author of Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth • Sports Illustrated's Steve Rushin, author of Sting-Ray Afternoons: A Memoir • Rafi Kohan, author of The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

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