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January 30, 2012

February 2: Varsity Letters With Dave McKenna, Dan Steinberg

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, February 2, at 7:30 p.m., at The Gallery at LPR, as two of the nation's capital's eminent sportswriters take Manhattan. At this free monthly event, hosted by Gelf, Dave McKenna and Dan Steinberg will read from and talk about their work. McKenna was, for 26 years, the sports columnist for the Washington City Paper, a stint that ended in December after an eventful final year. And Steinberg writes the DC Sports Bog, a chronicle of the eccentric and enthralling in local sports, for the Washington Post.

UPDATE: At the event, Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins, a Varsity Letters alum herself, will be moderating a Q and A discussion with McKenna and Steinberg.

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Event Details:

The Gallery at LPR (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.
Attendees must be 21 or older, as per Le Poisson Rouge rules. (Email michael@gelfmagazine.com if you are under 21 and would like to attend. The farther in advance, the better; no guarantees.)

More on this month's authors:

Dave McKenna, former columnist for the Washington City Paper and defendant in a 2011 lawsuit, since dropped, by Redskins owner Dan Snyder, who sued over an article he hadn't read
Read Gelf's interview with McKenna

Dan Steinberg, author of the Washington Post's D.C. Sports Bog and a previous Varsity Letters guest, when he held his own in a panel with Buzz Bissinger, Will Leitch, and Drew Magary
Read Gelf's interview with Steinbeg

Upcoming Varsity Letters (also at The Gallery at LPR in Manhattan)

March 1

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