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Varsity Letters

February 2, 2010

February 4: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns on Thursday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. At this free monthly event in DUMBO, Brooklyn, hosted by Gelf and Jan Larsen Art, two versatile writers who frequently turn their attention to the playing field will read from and talk about their work. Malcolm Gladwell and Chuck Klosterman both have new essay collections in bookstores that touch on sports, among other topics. And both are dedicated correspondents of Bill Simmons's. Because space is limited, free registration is required. Register at varsityletters.eventbrite.com, password gelf (or register below).

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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 7:00.
FREE! (but registration required; details coming here soon)

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:

Chuck Klosterman, author of Eating the Dinosaur
Read Gelf's interview with Klosterman

Malcolm Gladwell, author of What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
Read Gelf's interview with Gladwell


Upcoming Varsity Letters

March 4

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
•ESPN's Wright Thompson, twice before a Varsity Letters guest. Among his recent subjects: a boxer who fought Muhammad Ali, then went missing.
•ESPN writer Seth Wickersham, a previous Varsity Letters guest. Among his recent subjects: racehorse euthanasia and stadium anthems.

April 1

Lee Lowenfish, author of The Imperfect Diamond: A History of Baseball's Labor Wars and a previous Varsity Letters guest
Christopher McDougall, author of Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Emma Span, author of 90% of the Game Is Half Mental: And Other Tales From the Edge of Baseball Fandom

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