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Varsity Letters

August 1, 2009

August 6: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Wright Thompson, Grant Wahl, and Bruce Weber will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Thompson will share from his narrative features for ESPN. Wahl breaks down the iffy experiment of David Beckham's move stateside. And Weber shares the true tales of baseball umps.

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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:

•ESPN's Wright Thompson, a previous Varsity Letters guest
Read Gelf's interview with Thompson

Grant Wahl, author of The Beckham Experiment: How the World's Most Famous Athlete Tried to Conquer America
Read Gelf's interview with Wahl

Bruce Weber, author of As They See 'Em: A Fan's Travels in the Land of Umpires
Read Gelf's interview with Weber

Upcoming Varsity Letters

September 3: NFL Night

Stefan Fatsis, author of A Few Seconds of Panic: A Sportswriter Plays in the NFL and contributor to The Final Four of Everything (and twice a Varsity Letters guest)
Matt Shepatin, author of Then Madden Said to Summerall: The Best NFL Stories Ever Told
Michael Tunison, a/k/a Christmas Ape at the NFL blog Kissing Suzy Kolber, author of The Football Fan's Manifesto and a previous Varsity Letters guest.

October 1

Jennifer Ring, author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don't Play Baseball
•Other authors TBA

November 5

Authors TBA

December 3

David Maraniss, author of Rome 1960: The Olympics That Changed the World, Clemente: The Passion and Grace of Baseball's Last Hero, and When Pride Still Mattered : A Life Of Vince Lombardi
•Other authors TBA

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