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January 2, 2008

Gelf's Varsity Letters: 1/3 Interviews

The three sportswriters featured on the front page will be speaking spoke at a free Gelf event in New York on Thursday, January 3, at 8 p.m. Come by Thanks for coming by the Happy Ending Lounge to hear writers Will Leitch, Dan Shanoff, and Dave Zirin read from and discuss their writing.

Gelf is featuring interviews with the writers. Click on each author's name for the interview:

Deadspin editor Will Leitch, author of God Save the Fan: How Preening Sportscasters, Athletes Who Speak in the Third Person, and the Occasional Convicted Quarterback Have Taken the Fun Out of Sports (And How We Can Get It Back) (and a Varsity Letters guest last March)

Varsity Letters founder and sports blogger Dan Shanoff, reading about sports' bandwagon fans (also a Varsity Letters guest last March)

SI.com columnist Dave Zirin, author of Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports

Here are photos of the night, courtesy Keith Huang.

Event Details:

Happy Ending Lounge (official site, CitySearch, MySpace)
302 Broome St.
(between Forsyth and Eldridge)
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.

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.

Upcoming events

February 7: Ira Berkow of the New York Times, author of Red: A Biography of Red Smith; Robert Creamer, author of Babe: The Legend Comes to Life Cecil Harris, author of Charging the Net: A History of Blacks in Tennis from Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe to the Williams Sisters (Creamer regrets that he cannot attend); and Jay Neugeboren, author of Big Man.

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