Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., at Manhattan's (Le) Poisson Rouge. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Thomas Hauser, George Kimball, and Gary Andrew Poole will read from and talk about their work. Veteran boxing writers Hauser and Kimball have new collections out with profiles of some of the ring's most colorful characters. And Poole will discuss his biography of Manny Pacquiao.
The event will be Gelf's third at (Le) Poisson Rouge, a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate.
Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.
More on this month's authors:
•George Kimball, author of Manly Art: They Can RunBut They Can't Hide and co-editor of At The Fights: American Writers on Boxing (Kimball appeared at Varsity Letters in January 2009)
Read Gelf's interview with Kimball
•Gary Andrew Poole, author of PacMan: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao
the Greatest Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World (Poole appeared at Varsity Letters in December 2008)
Read Gelf's interview with Poole
Upcoming Varsity Letters
May 5: Baseball night
•Lang Whitaker, executive editor of SLAM Magazine and author of In the Time of Bobby Cox: The Atlanta Braves, Their Manager, My Couch, Two Decades, and Me
•Another author TBA
•Steve Friedman, author of Driving Lessons: A Father, A Son, and the Healing Power of Golf (and a previous Varsity Letters guest)
•Sports Illustrated's Kostya Kennedy, author of 56: Joe DiMaggio and the Last Magic Number in Sports
•Another author TBA
•Sports Media Guide's Steve Marantz, author of The Rhythm Boys of Omaha Central: High School Basketball at the '68 Racial Divide
•Other authors TBA
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