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Varsity Letters

January 24, 2008

February 7: Gelf's Varsity Letters

Gelf's Varsity Letters sports reading series returns to New York on February 7 at 8 p.m. At this free monthly event at a Lower East Side bar, hosted by Gelf, Ira Berkow, Cecil Harris, and Jay Neugeboren will read from and talk about their work, and take questions. Berkow will recount the life of famed sportswriter Red Smith, Harris will reveal the history of blacks in tennis, and Neugeboren will read from his fictional account of a college-basketball player expelled from the sport he loves because of scandal.

Admission is FREE. Please spread the word to sports fans and book lovers.

Event Details:

Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
212-334-9676
J/M/Z/F to Delancey
B/D to Grand Street
Look for the hot-pink awning with the words "Health Club" on it.

Doors open at 7:30.
Readings start at 8 sharp.
FREE!

More on this month's authors:

Ira Berkow of the New York Times, author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith

Cecil Harris, author of Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters (and a Varsity Letters guest in 2006)


Jay Neugeboren, author of Big Man

Copies of the books will be available for sale, courtesy Mobile Libris. Questions? Suggestions for future readings? Email varsityletters@gmail.com.
Varsity Letters is on MySpace.







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