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November 24, 2009

December 3: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, December 3, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, Joe Drape, Phil Hanrahan, and David Maraniss will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Drape will talk about a Kansas town and its unbeatable football team, Hanrahan will relate the aftermath of Brett Favre's departure from Green Bay, and Maraniss will revisit the memorable Olympics from a half-century ago and read from his forthcoming collection of stories.

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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:

Joe Drape, author of Our Boys: A Perfect Season on the Plains with the Smith Center Redmen
Read Gelf's interview with Drape

Phil Hanrahan, author of Life After Favre: A Season of Change with the Green Bay Packers and their Fans
Read Gelf's interview with Hanrahan

David Maraniss, author of Rome 1960: The Summer Olympics That Stirred the World and Into the Story: A Writer's Journey through Life, Politics, Sports and Loss
Read Gelf's interview with Maraniss

Upcoming Varsity Letters

January 7, 2010

Chris Ballard, author of The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA
Chuck Klosterman, author of Eating the Dinosaur
Mike Vaccaro, author of The First Fall Classic: The Red Sox, the Giants and the Cast of Players, Pugs and Politicos Who Re-Invented the World Series in 1912

February 4, 2010

Authors TBA

March 4, 2010

Mark Bechtel, author of He Crashed Me So I Crashed Him Back: The True Story of the Year the King, Jaws, Earnhardt, and the Rest of NASCAR's Feudin', Fightin', Good Ol' Boys Put Stock Car Racing on the Map
Tom Caraccioli and his brother Jerry Caraccioli, co-authors of Striking Silver: The Untold Story of America's Forgotten Hockey Team and previous Varsity Letters guests
•Another author TBA

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