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Varsity Letters

March 24, 2010

April 1: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Lee Lowenfish, Christopher McDougall, and Emma Span will read from and talk about their work. Lowenfish will chronicle the history of baseball's labor wars. McDougall explains his theory that mankind was born to run ultramarathons. And Span will report from the edge of baseball fandom.

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Graphic by Mister Lister.

Admission is FREE. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

JLA Studios (Official site, map)
63 Pearl St (between Water St. and Front St.)
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Next to the F train. Close to the A,C. Accessible by the 2,3.

Doors open at 7:00.
Event starts at 7:30.

Visit reBar, around the corner, afterward; attendees of Varsity Letters and other Gelf events get discounts on food and drink.

More on this month's authors:

Lee Lowenfish, author of The Imperfect Diamond: A History of Baseball's Labor Wars and a previous Varsity Letters guest
Read Gelf's interview with Lowenfish

Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Read Gelf's interview with McDougall

Emma Span, author of 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales From the Edge of Baseball Fandom
Read Gelf's interview with Span

Upcoming Varsity Letters

May 6

Binnie Klein, author of Blows to the Head: How Boxing Changed My Mind
Kathy Orton, author of Outside the Limelight: Basketball in the Ivy League
Danny Peary, co-author of Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero

June 3

Rafe Bartholomew, author of Pacific Rims: Beermen Ballin' in Flip-Flops and the Philippines' Unlikely Love Affairwith Basketball
Steven D. Stark and Harrison Stark, authors of World Cup 2010: The Indispensable Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics
•Another author TBA

July 1

Will Leitch, contributing editor at New York Magazine and founder/emeritus at Deadspin, and the author of Are We Winning?: Fathers and Sons in the New Golden Age of Baseball (and a Varsity Letters guest in March 2007, January 2008, and February 2009)
•Other authors TBA

August 5
Joseph E. Wallace, author of Diamond Ruby: A Novel
•Other authors TBA

September 2

Dave Zirin, author of Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love and twice before a Varsity Letters guest
•Other authors TBA

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