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March 12, 2011

April 7: Varsity Letters Boxing Night

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.

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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.

Event Details:

(Le) Poisson Rouge (Official site, map)
158 Bleecker St. (between Sullivan St. and Thompson St.)
New York, NY 10012
Blocks from A/C/E/B/D/F/M/N/R/1/6 trains

Doors open at 7.
Event starts at 7:30.
There is no admission charge.

More on this month's authors:

Thomas Hauser, author of Waiting for Carver Boyd and Boxing Is…: Reflections on the Sweet Science, and contributor to At The Fights: American Writers on Boxing
Read Gelf's interview with Hauser

George Kimball, author of Manly Art: They Can Run—But 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

Harvey Frommer, author of Remembering Fenway Park: An Oral and Narrative History of the Home of the Boston Red Sox (Frommer appeared at Varsity Letters in September 2008)

Jonah Keri, author of The Extra 2%: How Wall Street Strategies Took a Major League Baseball Team from Worst to First (Keri appeared at Varsity Letters in April 2007)

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

June 2

Robert Lipsyte, author of An Accidental Sportswriter

Rob Weintraub, author of The House That Ruth Built: A New Stadium, the First Yankees Championship, and the Redemption of 1923

•Another author TBA

July 7

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

August 4

•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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